| On Mar 11, 2022 1:30 AM IST

Predicted KKR Playing XI, Kolkata Knight Riders Players List with Salary for IPL 2022


Kolkata Knight Riders the two-time IPL champions reached the finals of the last year’s IPL with a great comeback in the second-half before going down to CSK in the finals.

Here’s Predicted KKR XI for their first match of IPL 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

1 Alex Hales
2 Venkatesh Iyer
3 Shreyas Iyer
4 Nitish Rana
5 Sheldon Jackson
6 Andre Russell
7 Pat Cummins
8 Sunil Narine
9 Shivam Mavi
10 Varun Chakravarthy
11 Umesh Yadav

They retained the two fast-bowling allrounders in Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer and the two mystery spinners, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy. Brendon McCullum will continue as the head coach of the side and they’ve named Shreyas Iyer as their captain this season.

Venkatesh Iyer is likely to retain the opening spot after his exploits with the bat last season with Hales likely to partner him at the top. Iyer and Rana will occupy the middle-order and S Jackson will oversee the wicket-keeping duties. Russell, Narine and Cummins will be their other overseas players who provide value with both bat and ball. The rest of the bowling attack will comprise of Mavi, Chakravarthy and Umesh Yadav.

KKR 2022 Players List with Salary

Kolkata Knight Riders were in search of a captain in this auction after their tryst with Morgan last year, so when Shreyas Iyer’s name came out they went all in buying him at a price of 12.25 crores making him their costliest buy. They also bought back their former players in Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins and Shivam Mavi at high prices. They haven’t improved much as a squad from last year and have the same flaws which pulled them down in the previous seasons.

Player IPL 2022 Salary
Shreyas Iyer 12.25 crores
Andre Russell 12 crores
Nitish Rana 8 crores
Varun Chakravarthy 8 crores
Venkatesh Iyer 8 crores
Pat Cummins 7.25 crores
Shivam Mavi 7.25 crores
Sunil Narine 6 crores
Sam Billings 2 crores
Umesh Yadav 2 crores
Alex Hales 1.5 crores
Tim Southee 1.5 crores
Mohammad Nabi 1 crores
Ajinkya Rahane 1 crores
Sheldon Jackson 60 lakhs
Rinku Singh 55 lakhs
Ashok Sharma 55 lakhs
Chamika Karunaratne 50 lakhs
Abhijeet Tomar 40 lakhs
Anukul Roy 20 lakhs
Rasikh Dar 20 lakhs
Baba Indrajith 20 lakhs
Aman Khan 20 lakhs
Ramesh Kumar 20 lakhs
Pratham Singh 20 lakhs

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