Saturday, April 19, 2008

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS!


Kolkata Knight Riders
Image:Knight Riders.JPG
Coach: John Buchanan
Captain: Sourav Ganguly
Colors: Black and Golden
Founded: 2008
Home Ground: Eden Gardens
Capacity: 90,000
Owner: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla & Jai Mehta
CEO: Joy Bhattacharjee
Official Website: Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders is the franchise representing Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The team will be led by Sourav Ganguly, also the Icon Player for the team and coached by John Buchanan. The name of the team was revealed on March 10, 2008 with an official team unveiling ceremony on March 11, 2008. [1] The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jitbo Re (We will do it, Fight for it, Win it) and the official colors are black and gold.

Franchise History

Kolkata Knight Riders is a franchise of the eight team Indian Premier League. It was bought on January 24, 2008 by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with Juhi Chawla and her husband, Jai Mehta.

Etymology

The logo of the team consists of blazing golden viking helmet against a black background with the name of the team Kolkata Knight Riders written in gold. The main theme of the team Korbo, Lorbo, Jitbo Re (We will do it, Fight for it, Win it) has been created by Vishal-Shekhar duo. A Knight Rider album with several singers and music composers including Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri will also be created. The tag line of the team is All the King's Men. The team's official color is black and gold. Black stands for the courage of Maa Kali and gold stands for the spirit of winning.The jersey was created by Bollywood fashion designer Manish Malhotra. The team also has a mascot named Hoog Lee, who is a lazy Royal Bengal Tiger and loves to eat burgers.[citation needed] The name was chosen after lot of research. The name Knight Riders has been chosen keeping in view of the kids and the youth. and is an obvious reference to the famous television show.

Player

Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team is the icon player and will lead the Kolkata franchise. Also in the team is allrounder Chris Gayle and wicket keeper batsman Brendon McCullum. The most successful captain in world cricket Ricky Ponting follows suit with a bowling attack including Shoaib Akhtar, Ishant Sharma, Umar Gul. Others include Ajit Agarkar, Murali Karthik and David Hussey.

Current Squad


Batsmen

↓ Name ↓ Age ↓ Nationality ↓ Batting Style ↓ Bowling/Fielding ↓ Bidding/Sign-in Price ↓
1 David Hussey 30 Flag of Australia Australia Right-handed Right-arm off-break US$ 625,000
2 Ricky Ponting 33 Flag of Australia Australia Right-handed Right-arm medium US$ 400,000
3 Salman Butt 23 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Left-handed Right-arm off-break US$ 100,000
4 Akash Chopra 30 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm medium Delhi - Ranji Trophy Player
5 Cheteshwar Pujara 22 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm off-break Saurashtra - Ranji Trophy Player
6 Rohan Banerjee 19 Flag of India India Left-handed Right-arm medium Bengal Under-22 Team Player
7 Yashpal Singh 26 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm medium Services cricket team Player
8 Debabrata Das 21 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm off-break Bengal Under-22 Team Player

Wicket Keepers / All Rounders

No. ↓ Name ↓ Age ↓ Nationality ↓ Batting Style ↓ Bowling/Fielding ↓ Bidding/Sign-in Price ↓
1 Sourav Ganguly (Captain) 35 Flag of India India Left-handed Right-arm medium US$ 1,092,500 (Icon Player)
2 Tatenda Taibu 24 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Right-handed Wicket keeper US$ 125,000
3 Wriddhiman Saha 23 Flag of India India Right-handed Wicket keeper Bengal - Ranji Trophy Player
4 Brendon McCullum 26 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Right-handed Wicket keeper US$ 700,000
5 Chris Gayle 28 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Left-handed Right-arm off-break US$ 800,000
6 Ajit Agarkar 30 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium US$ 350,000
7 Mohammad Hafeez 27 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Right-handed Right-arm off-break US$ 100,000
8 Iqbal Abdulla 18 Flag of India India Left-handed Left-arm orthodox spin India Under-19 Team
9 Laxmi Ratan Shukla 26 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Bengal - Ranji Trophy Player

Bowlers

No. ↓ Name ↓ Age ↓ Nationality ↓ Batting Style ↓ Bowling/Fielding ↓ Bidding/Sign-in Price ↓
1 Ishant Sharma 19 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium US$ 950,000
2 Shoaib Akhtar 32 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Right-handed Right-arm fast US$ 450,000
3 Murali Kartik 31 Flag of India India Left-handed Left-arm orthodox spin US$ 425,000
4 Umar Gul 24 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium US$ 150,000
5 Siddarth Kaul 17 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm medium India Under-19 Team
6 Ranadeb Bose 29 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Bengal - Ranji Trophy Player
7 Sourashish Lahiri 26 Flag of India India Right-handed Left-arm orthodox spin Bengal - Ranji Trophy Player
8 Ashoke Dinda 26 Flag of India India Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Bengal - Ranji Trophy Player

Administration and Coaching staff

Front Office:

Coaches:

Fixtures and Results

Kolkata Knight Riders 2008 Season



Information courtesy wikipedia.

just wanted to share some facts which i found interesting.

7 comments:

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

hey hey hey!!! ystrday ws fun 2... my only thing ws tat mc cullum gt out early... they'r doing well so far...

vanilla sky said...

pretty long schedule!

hope priety zinta comes down to eden during the king's 11 match here!

phoenix said...

@fire
yeah mann..i was so damn disappointed...id kill for the dimply shy smile...uf!

@vanially sky
a priety zinta fan eh?:)

Abhishek Khanna said...

lolz
thanx for the info gurumata

vanilla sky said...

not fan exactly!
won't be fun seeing srk & her vying against each other!

are u going for any match? or sem coming in the way?

vanilla sky said...

not fan exactly!
won't it be fun seeing srk & her vying against each other!?

are u going for any match? or sem coming in the way?

phoenix said...

@abishek
ayushman bhavo

@vanilla sky
hmm yeha going for the match on 18th...exams will end before that! :)are you going too?