Kolkata Knight Riders' all time XI
The greatest XI from KKR over the years
One of the most iconic and successful teams in the history of Indian Premier League is Kolkata Knight Riders. The side from the ‘City of Joy’ is a two-time IPL champion and their aggressive brand of cricket entertained the cricket fans across the globe.
Under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, KKR won the IPL trophy twice in 2012 and 2014.
KKR is the team that gave a glimpse of the IPL to the whole world in their first match itself. Bolstered by Brendon McCullum’s 158, they slammed 222/3 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which made both the team and the league an overnight hit.
Here are the legends of the team who have made the cut into their all-time XI. The list includes players who have had a positive impact on the team through their performances and have played at least 2 seasons for the franchise.
Note: The team consists of seven Indian cricketers and four foreigners.
#1 Gautam Gambhir (Captain)
Gautam Gambhir has been consistent throughout his career for Kolkata Kight Riders. He also led the team in an exemplary way, leading them to two trophies in 2012 and 2014. The Delhi lad is the highest run-scorer in the history of the Kolkata-based IPL franchise.
In the IPL matches that he has played for the 'Men in Purple and Gold', Gambhir has stacked up 2739 runs at a phenomenal average of 30.77. Along with this, he has scored 25 half centuries for the Kolkata Knight Riders.