The Kolkata Knight Riders have been one of the teams that has failed to live up to the expectations of fans in the past few years. Having missed out on winning the 2021 IPL final, the Knight Riders have failed to even make it to the playoffs in the past two editions and Shreyas Iyer and his team will be keen on changing that. The two-time winners welcomed back Gautam Gambhir–the man responsible for both those successes–as the team mentor ahead of the IPL 2024 season and they will look to put up an improved performance. IPL 2024 Auction Team Purse Balance: Here’s How Much Money Each Team Can Spend During Indian Premier League Players Bidding Event in Dubai.

The Knight Riders broke the bank for Mitchell Starc, signing the Australian player for a whopping sum of Rs 24.75 crore and making him the most expensive player in IPL history. The Knights further added firepower to their batting in Sherfane Rutherford and also Manish Pandey, who returned to the franchise. Besides this, they also have signed young cricketers like Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Chetan Sakariya.

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KKR Players Bought at IPL 2024 Auction: KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Ramandeep Singh, Sakib Hussain, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

KKR Players Retained Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction: Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Suyash Sharma, Jason Roy, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora and Varun Chakaravarthy.

KKR Previous Season Recap: The Knight Riders, led by Nitish Rana last season, finished seventh on the IPL points table after winning just six out of 14 matches, with a negative Net Run Rate (-0.239). Rinku Singh was KKR’s highest run-scorer with 474 runs followed by Rana, who scored 413. Varun Chakaravarthy was KKR’s standout bowler with 20 wickets.

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