KKR Squad 2024- Know How Many Players are retained

KKR, Kolkata Knight Riders make their place in IPL auction 2024 with atleast amount of retained players. After every player meets the minimum criteria, the KKR squad 2024 becomes. Even the two times IPL winners are already in KKR squad, but return of Rinku singh and shreyas iyer brings much confidence in team for IPL 2024. Now, the KKR squad are complete after some great buys. They managed to build the all-rounded units with some of the best battles at the auction table. After the intense day out in Dubai, with the high voltage bidding wars and historical records, KKR picks the 10 new players in the IPL auction 2024. Out of all, the most expensive buy in history is Mitchell starc who acquired 24.75 crores to become part of kkr team 2024. Let dive in the post to know more about KKR squad 2024, include bought players, retained players, matches list, captain name, purses available and many more.

Highlights of KKR Squad 2024 for IPL

The Available Purses for KKR in IPL 2024 is 1.35 crores

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Total players- 23

Current Squad

  • Nitish Rana
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Sunil Narine
  • Harshit Rana
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Ramandeep Singh
  • Vaibhav Arora
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Chetan Sakariya
  • Sakib Hussain
  • Manish Pandey
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Gus Atkinson
  • Andre Russell
  • KS Bharat
  • Rinku Singh
  • Angkrish Raghuvanshi
  • Sherface Rutherford
  • Mujeeb Rahman
  • Anukul Roy
  • Suyash Sharma
  • Rahmanullah gurbaz
  • Jason Roy

Player traded- 0

Players bought

  • Chetan sakariya ( 50L)
  • KS Bharat ( 50L)
  • Gus Atkinson ( 1cr)
  • Mujeeb Rahman ( 2Cr)
  • Ramandeep Singh ( 20L)
  • Sakib Hussain ( 20L)
  • Manish Pandey ( 50L)
  • Sherfane Rutherford ( 1.5cr)
  • Mitchell Starc ( 24.75 cr)
  • Angkrish raghuvanshi ( 20L)

Players retained

  • Litton Das
  • Johnson Charles
  • Tim Southee
  • Arya Desai
  • N Jagadeesan
  • Umesh Yadav
  • David Wiese
  • Kulwant khejroliya
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Shakib AI Hasan
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Mandeep Singh

Overseas- 8

Overseas slot remaining- 0

Total available slots- 2

KKR 2024 Auction Picks

Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc is a game-changer. For the Kkr player list ipl 2024, the Knights broke the bank for Aussie players after the intense war against GT. He is the most expensive buy of IPL auction 2024 costs at 24.75 crores.

KS Bharat

KS Bharat is another dedicated and professional player, well known because of his safe hands. The first KKR buy of the day is KS Bharat. His base price is 50 lakhs. He has proved to be the best keeper batter in IPL and has now become part of the KKR squad for IPL 2024

Angkrish Raghuvanshi

Angkrish is known as a rising star of the cricket team. He is talented and young Mumbai batter buy by Knights at 20 lakhs. He will look for the best first-ever opportunity that he actually got by becoming part of the Kolkata Knights Riders squad.

Chetan sakariya

Another left-arm player that the Knights buy at 50 lakhs is Chetan Sakariya. He give well performance in past IPL, and now make entry in 2024 KKR squad. The major reason why he is pick in Kkr player list ipl 2024 is his fast bowling abilities.

Ramandeep Singh

The versatile all-rounder of KKR is Ramandeep Singh. The knights buy this player at a base price of 20 lakhs. He is a versatile all-rounder who made impressive records in Past IPL and is now going to perform in IPL 2024 with the KKR team.

Sherfane Rutherford

Sherfane rutheford is the power packed performer that knights buy at 1.5 crores base price. He is all rounder player. He is in great form to give his best performance in the upcoming IPL

Manish Pandey

The most reliable player to play in IPL with KKR team 2024 is Manish Pandey. Knights buy this player at 50 lakhs. He is a great performance and become an integral part of KKR now for the 2024 IPL. The knights will impressed by having this reliable player.

Gus Atkinson

The English Pace bowling sensation who got his first gig for the KKR team in 2024 is Gus Atkinson. He is well known as a top fierce speedster. He is picked by Knights at a 1 crore base price. He will give more strength to the KKR team.

Mujeeb Rahman

For the KKR team in IPL 2024, the Knights picked the spin wizard player Mujeeb Rahman. He is picked at 2 crores. The mystery and magic of Rahman bring KKR to the international stage and add great value to them.

Sakib Hussain

The another young speedster that knights buy from Bihar is sakib hussain. He is picked at 20 lakhs price. He is the only player who gets the first-ever opportunity to play in the IPL.

KKR 2024 Squad composition

  • Batters- Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Angkrish raghuvanshi, Rinku Singh, Manish Pandey and sherfane Rutherford
  • Wicketkeepers- Rahmanullah Gurbaz and KS Bharat
  • All-rounders- Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, and Andre Russell
  • Bowlers- Sunil Narine, varun chakravarthy, Chetan sakariya, vaibhav arora, sakib hussain,mujeeb ur rahman, Harshit rana, Mitchell starc, Gus Atkinson, Suyash Sharma.

Mitchell Starc- A knight costliest purchase in IPL History

KKR, Kolkata knights riders create the history by make costliest purchase on Mitchell Starc. They picked him at 24.75 crore and broke all records in IPL History. If we look at the past IPL, starc made his first appearance in IPL as the best performer since 2015. That time, he was playing in the T20 World Cup for the USA and West Indies. Due to this, he is well known as the game changer. This is second time when KKR signed the Mitchell starc. Before this, KKR acquired Mitchell at a 9.8 Cr base price.

Now, they signed the Mitchell after an intense bidding war with the Gujarat Titans. KKR maiden bid came for Rovaman powell but RR, Rajasthan royals won for star signature. For the IPL auction 2024, KKR unable to sign Chris woakes after show initial interest.

So, in this way, by signing the Mitchell Starc at 24.75 crore, knights broke all records in IPL History. Along with Mitchell, Pat Cummins is another expensive player picked by the Knights. The left-arm player is also among the other 11 players in the KKR squad.

KKR match list in IPL 2024

1st match on 1 April in Mohali – Kolkata Knight Riders VS Punjab Kings

2nd match on 6 April in Kolkata- KKR VS Royal Challengers Bangalore

3rd match on 9 April In Ahmedabad- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Gujarat Titans

4th match on 14 April  in Kolkata-  Kolkata Knight Riders VS Sunrisers Hyderabad

5th match on 16 April in Mumbai- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Mumbai Indians

6th match on 20 April in Delhi- Kolkata Knight Riders  VS Delhi Capitals

7th match on 23 April in Kolkata- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Chennai Super Kings

8th match on 26 April in Bengaluru- Kolkata Knight Riders  VS Royal Challengers Bangalore

9th match on 29 April in Kolkata- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Gujarat Titans

10th match on 4 May in Hyderabad- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Sunrisers Hyderabad

11th match on 8 May in Kolkata- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Punjab Kings

12th match on 11 May in Kolkata- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Rajasthan Royals

13th match on 14 May in Chennai- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Chennai Super Kings

14th match on 20 May in Kolkata- Kolkata Knight Riders VS Lucknow Super Giants

Areas of Improvement for the KKR team for IPL 2024

  • Top Order

 KKR have to prioritize investing in talented Indian openers to reinforce their batting lineup. The loss of a strong starting pair ended in early wicket losses for KKR in the previous season. Teams like CSK benefited from having Ruturaj and Conway, whereas KKR’s starting pair couldn’t constantly provide solid support. Therefore, obtaining an expert opener is crucial for their group.

  • Bowling

While Kolkata had top-notch bowlers like Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, and Varun Chakravarthy, there’s a need for higher-pace options. Injuries plagued KKR’s tempo bowlers, inflicting them to miss numerous matches in the previous season. Subpar bowling performances contributed to KKR’s losses in multiple games. KKR seeks to acquire skilled pace bowlers at some point in the IPL 2024 public sale to deal with this issue.


Records tumbled at the IPL Players Auction 2024 as Australia pacer Mitchell Starc was the most costly purchase in the history of the tournament, surpassing teammate Pat Cummins. Starc was bought by KKR for Rs 24.75 crore following a bidding conflict with Gujarat Titans. This came after Cummins was bought for Rs 20.5 crore in the course of the identical public sale with the aid of SunRisers Hyderabad. Despite spending more than half of their handbag amount on Starc, KKR completed the public sale with 9 more players in the KKR team in 2024. The time champions pulled off one of the biggest deals by signing young England pacer Gus Atkinson.


1. Which players KKR will buy in 2024?

KKR players bought at the IPL 2024 auction are Chetan Sakariya, KS Bharat, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Raman Deep Singh, sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Starc, and Mujeeb ur Rahman

2. Who is the KKR captain in 2024?

Shreyas Iyer will be the KKR captain in 2024. He will captain the KKR side with Chandrakant Pandit as head coach. Gautam Gambhir also joined them as a KKR mentor.

3. Who Got the highest price in KKR Squad 2024?

Mitchell Starc is the most expensive player in the KKR squad in 2024. The knights picked this game changer at 24.75 crore base price that break all records. Knights made this most expensive buy because of its best performance of Mitchell in the previous match and the intense war.

4. Is KKR strong in 2024 IPL?

The KKR team has already the two time IPL winners, but the addition of rinku singh and shreyas iyer make KKR squad more strong. It gives much more confidence to the KKR team to play well in the 2024 IPL.

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