Founded in 2008, Kolkata Knight Riders also popularly known as KKR is a franchise owned by celebrity owners Shahrukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta and has one of the biggest fan bases among IPL teams in India.
KKR won its maiden IPL title in 2012 and repeated the feat in 2014 when they beat Kings XI Punjab to lift the trophy. The Kolkata based outfit also holds the record for the longest winning streak in IPL winning 14 games on the trought.
KKR plays its home games at Eden Gardens while the JSCA stadium in Ranchi has also been adopted as their second home stadium. The team jersey's are purple and gold while their motto is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (we will perform, fight and win!)
Kolkata Knight Riders is skippered by Dinesh Karthik with Jacques Kallis as the head coach.