Kolkata Team in Indian T20 League 2022

Team Kolkata is a franchise cricket team in the Indian T20 League. It has gained a lot of popularity since the start of the Indian T20 League in 2008 as it is owned by Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla.

Team Kolkata became the champions of the Indian T20 League for the first time in 2012 by defeating the Chennai Team under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. In 2014, the Kolkata team once again, under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, emerged as the champions by defeating the Punjab team.

The brand value of Team Kolkata was estimated to be ₹780 crores ($104 million) in 2018, the second-highest among Indian T20 League franchises. In 2019, the value was estimated to be ₹629 crores (US$84 million).

Overview

213

Total Played

108

Total Wins

101

Total Loss

51.67%

Avg. Win

Kolkata Team Schedule

Fri 1st Apr – 7:30 PM

Wankhede Stadium

Wed 6th Apr – 7:30 PM

MCA Stadium, Pune

Sun 10th Apr – 3:30 PM

Brabourne – CCI

Fri 15th Apr – 7:30 PM

Brabourne – CCI

Mon 18th Apr – 7:30 PM

Brabourne – CCI

Sat 23rd Apr – 3:30 PM

Kolkata vs Gujarat

DY Patil Stadium

Thu 28th Apr – 7:30 PM

Wankhede Stadium

Mon 2nd May – 7:30 PM

Wankhede Stadium

Mon 9th May – 7:30 PM

DY Patil Stadium

Sat 14th May – 7:30 PM

MCA Stadium, Pune

Wed 18th May – 7:30 PM

Kolkata vs Lucknow

DY Patil Stadium

Team Kolkata’s Top Players

The Kolkata cricket team has picked a very robust team for themselves, and all the fans are thrilled to watch them play. However, it will be exciting to see whether the team plays up to the expectations. The top Kolkata players to look out for this season are:

Shreyas Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer

Mohammad Nabi

Andre Russell

Sunil Narine

Kolkata Squad Analysis: Indian T20 League 2022

By Vivek Krishnan

After struggling in the early editions of the Indian T20 League, Kolkata resurrected their fortunes by winning the title in 2012 and 2014. Last year, at the halfway stage, Kolkata were languishing at the bottom of the points table. However, under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, the two-time champions won seven out of nine games, enroute to the finals in the United Arab Emirates. Although their winning juggernaut was halted by eventual winners Chennai, Kolkata left an indelible mark on the tournament.

Post the retention of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Venkatesh Iyer, the Kolkata management also went hammer and tongs in search of Shreyas Iyer, who will now lead the side in 2022.

Game Changers
Much of Kolkata’s success over the years has to be ascribed to the all-round brilliance of Russell and Narine. The West Indian duo have been an integral part of the franchise since their early Indian T20 League days. While these two all-rounders can be inconsistent, they are also capable of winning games single-handedly. Looking ahead into the new season, Kolkata would want Russell and Narine to stay fit and injury-free.

Key Contributors
Venkatesh’s consistent performance at the top proved to be a huge bonus for Kolkata in 2021. The southpaw scored 370 runs at 41.11, including four half-centuries. Although he batted in the middle-order for India recently, Venkatesh should be back to open the innings in the Indian T20 League.
After missing out on the second phase of the tournament in 2021, Pat Cummins will continue to spearhead the seam attack for Kolkata in the upcoming edition. The Aussie pacer might not be available for the first few games, but that is unlikely to have a big impact on Kolkata’s game plan.

Newcomers
While Shreyas might have every reason to feel let down by Delhi for not retaining him,he will be thankful to Kolkata for entrusting him with the captaincy responsibility. His recent purple patch in white-ball cricket further augurs well for the 2021 finalists. Going by his recent interview, Shreyas should bat at No.3.

The withdrawal of Alex Hales might open the window for Sam Billings. The English wicketkeeper-batter might play in the middle-order and also don the gloves. With England unlikely to call him for their initial part of summer, Billings should be available to play the entire tournament.

Strengths
Kolkata have done well to retain their core. Out of the current roster of 22 players, 10 were already a part of the 2021 edition. Furthermore, 7 out of 10 are also certain to be a part of the playing XI for most games.

Historically, Kolkata have always thrived on their spinners. In fact, it was the spinners, especially at the Eden Gardens, that proved instrumental during their title reign in 2012 and 2014. Going into the new season, Kolkata will be delighted to have the services of Narine and Chakravarthy. The spinduo finished with 34 wickets between them in 2021.

Weaknesses
Unless Nitish Rana is asked to open the batting, Kolkata are likely to face problems at the top. Although Aaron Finch has been roped in as a replacement for Alex Hales, the Australian skipper’s inconsistency in T20 cricket could become a matter of concern.

Quick bowling too is likely to be a concern for Kolkata. Other than Shivam Mavi, it is difficult to see Cummins and Tim Southee get much support from the Indian seamers. While Umesh Yadav was included at the very last stages of the auction, his Indian T20 League credentials aren’t impressive.

Final Word
Not only have the Kolkata think tank managed to create a formidable team but also the leadership of Shreyas augurs well for them. With his tactical captaincy and batting, the 28-year-old took Delhi to the playoffs in 2019 and the final in 2020. If Kolkata’s core members can stay fit and perform as per expectations, the two-time champions are going to be a tough unit to beat.

Shreyas Iyer

Batsman

India (Captain)

Abhijeet Tomar

Batsman

India

Ajinkya Rahane

Batsman

India

Alex Hales

Batsman

England

Pratham Singh

Batsman

India

Ramesh Kumar

Batsman

India

Rinku Singh

Batsman

India

Ashok Sharma

Bowler

India

Rasikh Dar

Bowler

India

Tim Southee

Bowler

New Zealand

Umesh Yadav

Bowler

India

Varun Chakravarthy

Bowler

India

Aman Khan

All-Rounder

India

Andre Russell

All-Rounder

West Indies

Anukul Roy

All-Rounder

India

Chamika Karunaratne

Sri Lanka

Mohammad Nabi

All-Rounder

Afghanistan

Nitish Rana

All-Rounder

India

Pat Cummins

All-Rounder

Australia

Shivam Mavi

All-Rounder

India

Sunil Narine

All-Rounder

West Indies

Venkatesh Iyer

All-Rounder

India

Baba Indrajith

Wicket Keeper

India

Sam Billings

Wicket Keeper

England

Sheldon Jackson

Wicket Keeper

India

Kolkata Team Overall Statistics

Here are the detailed statistics of the Kolkata cricket team from 2008 to 2021.

Year Played Wins Losses Ties No Result Win % Rank
2008 14 6 7 0 1 46.16 6th
2009 14 3 10 0 1 23.07 8th
2010 14 7 7 0 0 50.00 6th
2011 15 8 7 0 0 53.33 4th
2012 18 12 5 0 1 70.58 1st
2013 16 6 10 0 0 37.50 7th
2014 16 11 5 0 0 68.75 1st
2015 14 7 6 0 1 53.84 5th
2016 15 8 7 0 0 53.33 4th
2017 19 9 7 0 0 56.25 3rd
2018 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 3rd
2019 14 6 8 0 0 42.86 5th
2020 14 7 7 0 0 50.00 5th
2021 17 9 8 0 0 52.94 2nd
Total 213 108 101 0 4 51.67

Facts About the Kolkata Team

    • Team Kolkata is owned by Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and her spouse Jay Mehta. Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment has 55% shares, while the Mehta Group has a 45% partnership in Team Kolkata.
    • The team’s kit is designed by Manish Malhotra.
    • Team Kolkata holds the record for the longest win streak of 10 matches in the Indian T20 League.
    • The home ground of Team Kolkata is Eden Gardens, which is the second-largest cricket stadium in India.
    • Team Kolkata holds the record for the highest successful run chase without losing any wickets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which players did Team Kolkata retain in the 2022 auctions?

Team Kolkata retained four players: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine.

What was Team Kolkata’s budget in the 2022 auctions?

In the 2022 auctions, Team Kolkata had a budget of ₹48 crores.

Who is the highest wicket-taker in Team Kolkata?

Sunil Narine is the highest wicket-taker in the Kolkata team with a total of 143 wickets.

Who is the highest run-scorer in the Kolkata team?

Gautam Gambhir is the highest run-scorer in the Kolkata team with 3345 runs.

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