Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a well-balanced side © IANS
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a well-balanced side © IANS

Hello and welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the IPL 2015 Auction for Kolkata Knight Riders. Catch all the live updates for the team’s action in the auction.

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a well-balanced side. They could be on the look-out for an Indian all-rounder; perhaps someone like local boy Laxmi Ratan Shukla or Jalaj Saxena. IPL 2015 Player Auction Live Updates

The Knight Riders retained just two players during the main auction last season, in the form of skipper, Gautam Gambhir and star spinner, Sunil Narine. Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manvinder Bisla and Ryan Ten Doeschate were re-bought during the auction for a low rate along with a few new faces in the team with the likes of Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Chris Lynn. READ: KKR at IPL Player Auction 2015 — Surprises galore as team remains strong

The reigning champions had a session in the auctions, but certainly not an interesting one. However, there was one highlight during their phase when they purchased an uncapped mystery spinner, KC Cariappa for a hefty amount of Rs. 2.40 crore. Their other big purchases were James Neesham of New Zealand and Brad Hogg of Australia for Rs. 50 lakhs, each.

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Following are the players bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2015 Auction:

Players

Base Price

Selling Price

Playing Role

Country

 James Neesham  Rs. 30,00,000  Rs. 50,00,000  All-rounder  New Zealand
 Brad Hogg Rs. 50,00,000 Rs. 50,00,000  Bowler Australia
 Aditya Garhwal  Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 25,00,000  All-rounder  India
 Sumit Narwal Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000  All-rounder  India
 KC Cariappa  Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 2,40,00,000  Bowler  India
 Sheldon Jackson  Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 15,00,000 Batsman India
Vaibhav Rawal  Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000 Batsman India

Players retained by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for IPL 8

Name Role Country
Gautam gambhir Batsman India
Andre Russell All-rounder West Indies
Chris Lynn Batsman South Africa
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler India
Manish Pandey Batsman India
Suryakumar Yadav Batsman India
Morne Morkel Bowler South Africa
Patrick Cummins Bowler Australia
Piyush Chawla Bowler India
Robin Uthappa Wicket keeper/batsman India
Ryan ten Doeschate All-rounder Netherlands
Shakib Al Hasan All-rounder Bangladesh
Sunil Narine Bowler West Indies
Umesh Yadav bowler India
Veer Pratap Singh Bowler India
Yusuf Pathan All-rounder India

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The 2015 IPL auction is all set to take place in Bangalore on Monday for the upcoming season this year, which will be the eighth edition of the cash-rich league. Around 200 players are expected to go through the auctions with the eight franchises to battle it out with their funds. Delhi Daredevils will be the team to watch out for as they have released most of their players and look to rebuild their team in wake of the dismal performance last season, thus finishing at the bottom of the table.