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KKR Retained And Released Players 2023 – Updated List

KKR Retained And Released Players 2023: The two times title winners, Kolkata Knight Riders have ended up in the 7th position on the IPL 2022 Points Table.

KKR have only managed to win 6 matches out of 14 they played in the tournament. KKR has been inconsistent throughout the series and struggled to main a consistent form.

Under new skipper Shreyas Iyer, KKR won their first match against CSK by 6 wickets and made a much-appreciated start. KKR has been trashed after five consecutive defeats which loaded pressure on the team.

Earlier to this, in IPL 2013 under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy, KKR ended up in 7th position. It is worth mentioning that KKR won two titles in 2012 and in 2014.

KKR lifts maiden IPL trophy in 2012 under Gambhir s captaincy
KKR lifts maiden IPL trophy in 2012 under Gambhir s captaincy

KKR who ended up in 3rd position in 2017, and in 2018 season has been pushed to the 5th position in the followed couple of seasons. In the 2021 season, KKR ended up as runner-up of the tournament after losing the final match against CSK by 27 runs.

KKR Retained and Released Players 2023

KKR Retained and Released Players: It is learned that ahead of IPL 2023 auction, all teams are asked to submit their final list of retained players by November 15, 2022.

In order to avoid a massive collapse all teams will look to retain their star performer and will release the rest. It is expected that all teams will retain a maximum of 15 players ahead of the tournament.

IPL 2023 KKR Updates

  • KKR released Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Aman Khan, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rasikh Salam, Sheldon Jackson
  • Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, and Alex Hales skip IPL 2023 owing to personal reasons.
  • KKR has released Shivam Mavi, M Nabi, and C Karunaratne.
  • Aman Khan has been traded to Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2023 Auction.
  • 31-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings has opted out of IPL 2023 to focus on longer formats of cricket who has been purchased for INR 2 crores in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
  • Shardul Thakur has been traded from Delhi Capitals and is set to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023.
  • Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz were traded from Gujarat Titans to Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of IPL 2023 auction.
  • KKR is set to release Aaron Finch and will try to retain Alex Hales ahead of the IPL 2023 Auction.
  • KKR has announced James Foster as their Assistant Coach and Ryan ten Doeschate as their fielding coach in IPL.

IPL 2023 Retained Players List KKR 

KKR Retained Players 2023: The official Retained players list will be released right after the official announcement but until then we have listed the probable players who can be retained by KKR ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.

Following are the details of the KKR Retained Players 2023:

  1. Shreyas Iyer
  2. Nitish Rana
  3. Venkatesh Iyer
  4. Andre Russell
  5. Sunil Narine
  6. Umesh Yadav
  7. Tim Southee
  8. Harshit Rana
  9. Varun Chakravarthy
  10. Anukul Roy
  11. Rinku Singh

IPL 2023 Released Players List – KKR

KKR Released Players 2023: Post the KKR’s poor performance in their last outing KKR might seek to make some changes. Though the 2023 auction is a mini-auction, KKR might not risk losing their core players.

The transfer window for players will be open till about a week prior to the auction and will re-open after that.

Following are the details of the KKR released players 2023 ahead of the auction:

  1. Pat Cummins
  2. Sam Billings
  3. Aman Khan
  4. Shivam Mavi
  5. Mohammad Nabi
  6. Chamika Karunaratne
  7. Aaron Finch
  8. Alex Hales
  9. Abhijeet Tomar
  10. Ajinkya Rahane
  11. Ashok Sharma
  12. Baba Indrajith
  13. Pratham Singh
  14. Ramesh Kumar
  15. Rasikh Salam
  16. Sheldon Jackson

KKR New Signings in IPL 2023 Auction

The new players signed by KKR either in IPL 2023 Auction/in IPL 2023 transfer will be updated here right after the official announcement. Stay tuned for regular updates.

Name Status Role Nationality
Lockie Ferguson Traded from Gujarat Titans(Cash Deal) Bowler New Zealand
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Traded from Gujarat Titans(Cash Deal) WK-Batsman Afghanistan
Shardul Thakur Traded from Delhi Capitals(Cash Deal) All-rounder India

READ: LSG Retained And Released Players 2023 – Updated List

IPL 2023 KKR Squad

IPL 2023 KKR Squad: Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the IPL 2023 will be updated here right after the IPL 2023 Auction. Bookmark us and stay tuned for regular updates!!!

Check out the IPL 2023 KKR squad below:

Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakaravarthy, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Rasikh Dar, Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shardul Thakur

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