The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction for the upcoming season of 2023 has been taking place in Kochi and it will be interesting to see how each of the teams finally shapes up. Here is what the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are up to in the auctions.
Retained Players: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav
Available Purse: INR 7.05 crore.
#1. N Jagadeesan
Kolkata Knight Riders bought N Jagadeesan at 90 lakhs. However, his base price was 20 lakhs as well. It is also noteworthy that, they had INR 7.05 crore purse remaining where there are a total of 11 slots available with a total of 3 overseas slots as well. And, they started with N Jagadeesan where they had a war with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but CSK later backed out. However, Jagadeesan was a part of CSK in the 2022 edition where he scored 40 runs in 2 matches as well.
#2. Vaibhav Arora
KKR later bought Vaibhav Arora for Rs 60 lakh as well.
Rest of the players:
Mandeep Singh (INR 50 lakh), Litton Das (INR 50 lakh), Kulwant Khejroliya (INR 20 lakh), David Wiese (INR 1 crore), Suyash Sharma (INR 20 lakh), Shakib Al Hasan (INR 1.5 crore)