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).
Kolkata Team Schedule
Fri 1st Apr – 7:30 PM
Wed 6th Apr – 7:30 PM
Sun 10th Apr – 3:30 PM
Fri 15th Apr – 7:30 PM
Mon 18th Apr – 7:30 PM
Sat 23rd Apr – 3:30 PM
Kolkata vs Gujarat
Thu 28th Apr – 7:30 PM
Mon 2nd May – 7:30 PM
Mon 9th May – 7:30 PM
Sat 14th May – 7:30 PM
Wed 18th May – 7:30 PM
Kolkata vs Lucknow
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata Team Overall Statistics
Here are the detailed statistics of the Kolkata cricket team from 2008 to 2021.
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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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Each player earns points based on their performance as the game proceeds. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins on My11Circle. Furthermore, the prize fund is divided among the winners after the match. Make your squad on My11Circle now to get the most out of the Indian T20 League 2022!