IPL 2018 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Statistical Review for IPL 11

All the stats and facts all you need to know about Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018.

Kolkata Knight Riders won nine from sixteen matches in IPL 2018. (Photo Source - IANS)

Two times champions Kolkata Knight Riders have had an admirable IPL season despite the absence of their star bowler Mitchell Starc due to injury. They finished at the third position in IPL 2018 under a new captain Dinesh Karthik.

KKR won 9 out of 16 matches this IPL and their season came to an end when they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Qualifier 2 match.

Kolkata Knight Riders began their IPL 2018 campaign with a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens but they couldn't keep the winning momentum and lost the way in the midseason and lost six out of next 10 matches.

They made a comeback with three back to back wins at the end of league stage and finished at the third position in the points table and qualified for the playoffs. Captain Dinesh Karthik, openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine were their top three performers with the bat and in bowling department spin trio Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, and Piyush Chawla did well throughout the season. Newcomers Shubman Gill and Prasidh Krishna too had a good season.

Here is a look at Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL 2018 performance :

Team Records :Kolkata Knight Riders finished at the third position in IPL 2018. (Photo Source - IANS)

1. Result Summary :

 Opposition  Match   Won   Lost   NR 
 Sunrisers Hyderabad  3  1  2  0
 Chennai Super Kings  2  1  1  0
 Rajasthan Royals  3  3  0  0
 Mumbai Indians  2  0  2  0
 Royal Challengers Bangalore   2  2  0  0
 Kings XI Punjab  2  1  1  0
 Delhi Daredevils  2  1  1  0
 Total  16  9  7  0

2. Highest Team Total :

245/6 vs KXIP at Indore

202/6 vs CSK at Chennai

200/9 vs DD at Kolkata

3. Lowest Team Total :

108 vs MI at Kolkata

138/8 vs SRH at Kolkata

160/9 vs SRH at Kolkata


Batting Records :KKR captain Dinesh Karthik scored 498 runs in IPL 2018 - the most by any keeper captain in IPL history. (Photo Source - IANS)

1. Most Runs :

 Player   Mat   Inns   Runs   Avg   SR   HS   100   50 
 Dinesh Karthik   16  16  498  49.8  147.8   52  0  2
 Chris Lynn  16  16  491  32.7  130.2  74  0   3
 Sunil Narine  16  16  357  22.3  189.9  75  0  2
 Robin Uthappa  16  16  351  21.9  132.5  54  0  1

2. Highest individual scores :

Andre Russell - 88* vs CSK at Chennai

Sunil Narine - 75 vs KXIP at Indore

Chris Lynn - 74 vs KXIP at Kolkata

Chris Lynn - 62* vs RCB at Bangalore

3. Highest batting average (Min 5 innings played) :

Dinesh Karthik - 49.80

Shubman Gill - 33.83

Chris Lynn - 32.73

Andre Russell - 28.72

4. Highest batting strike rate (Min 100 balls faced) :

Sunil Narine - 189.89

Andre Russell - 184.79

Dinesh Karthik - 147.77

Shubman Gill - 146.04

5. Most fifty plus scores :

Chris Lynn - 3

Sunil Narine / Dinesh Karthik - 2

Shubman Gill / Andre Russell / Nitish Rana / Robin Uthappa - 1


Bowling Records :Sunil Narine took 17 wickets and scored 357 runs in IPL 2018. (Photo Source - IANS)

1. Most wickets :

 Player   Mat   Inns   Wkts   Avg   Eco   BBI   4-fers 
 Kuldeep Yadav   16  16  17  24.6   8.1  4/20   1
 Sunil Narine  16  16  17  27.5  7.6  3/18  0
 Piyush Chawla  15  15  14  29.4  8.4  3/48  0
 Andre Russell  16  15  13  27.3  9.4  3/31  0

2. Best bowling figures in an innings :

Kuldeep Yadav - 4/20 vs RR at Kolkata

Prasidh Krishna - 4/30 vs SRH at Hyderabad

Sunil Narine - 3/18 vs DD at Kolkata

Andre Russell - 3/31 vs RCB at Bangalore

3. Best bowling average (Min 5 wickets) :

Tom Curran - 19.66

Kuldeep Yadav - 24.58

Prasidh Krishna - 26.00

Andre Russell - 27.30

4. Best economy rate ( Min 10 overs bowled) :

Sunil Narine - 7.65

Kuldeep Yadav - 8.14

Piyush Chawla - 8.40

Prasidh Krishna - 9.28


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 26 May, 2018

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