Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Players List: Check full team squad in mega auction

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Kolkata found its way into the finals of the 2021 season and will be looking to carry on the same momentum this year. This year at the mega auction Kolkata Knight Riders bought 21 players including 15 Indian and 6 overseas players. Shreyas Iyer earned the highest bid for KKR in the marquee sets of the IPL Mega Auction 2022. He was picked for a whopping 12.25 Cr.

KKR fought hard for the Aussie Test Captain, Pat Cummins in a bidding war against Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans and brought him back for 7.25 Cr. They also got Sam Billings for 2 Cr and Alex Hales for 1.5 Cr.

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They refrained from picking Eoin Morgan back in the squad as his performance with the willow last season was unimpressive. Morgan remained unsold in the IPL 2022 auction for obvious reasons. KKR also purchased Ajinkya Rahane at his base price of ₹1 crore.

Ahead of the mega auction, Kolkata Knight Riders had an available salary cap of Rs. 48 crores. The franchise spent Rs. 42 crores out of Rs. 90 crores total purse to retain 4 players in their squad for IPL 2022. The two-time IPL champions retained Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine.

Purse Spent: Rs 89.55 Cr

Purse Remaining: Rs 45 Lakh

Players Retained ahead of Auction:

  • Andre Russell – (16 crore)
  • Varun Chakravarthy(8 crore)
  • Venkatesh Iyer (8 crore)
  • Sunil Narine (6 crore)

Players Purchased in IPL 2022 auction:

  • Shreyas Iyer (12.25 crore)
  • Pat Cummins (7.25 crore)
  • Nitish Rana (8 crore)
  • Shivam Mavi (7.25 crore)
  • Sheldon Jackson(60 lakh)
  • Ajinkya Rahane(1 crore)
  • Rinku Singh  (55 lakh)
  • Anukul Roy (20 lakh)
  • Rasikh Dar (20 lakh)
  • Baba Indrajith (20 lakh)
  • Chamika Karunaratne ( 50 lakh)
  • Abhijeet Tomar (40 lakh)
  • Pratham Singh (20 lakh)
  • Ashok Sharma (55 lakh)
  • Sam Billings (2 crore)
  • Tim Southee (1.5 crore)
  • Alex Hales (1.5 crore)
  • Ramesh Kumar (20 lakh)
  • Mohammad Nabi  (1 crore)
  • Umesh Yadav (2 crore)
  • Aman Khan (20 lakh)

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