Kolkata Team – Can the City of Joy bring back its glory days?

Team Kolkata Introduction

The Kolkata team, one of the first eight teams to be a part of the Indian T20 League, has been among the more successful teams in the league’s history. The franchise has a rich history with captains ranging from Sourav Ganguly to Gautam Gambhir and World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan. They were crowned as champions in 2012 and 2014 and reached the playoffs six times in all. They made it to the playoffs in three successive seasons from 2016 to 2018, before reaching the final in 2021. However, they have mostly remained inconsistent, with new skipper Shreyas Iyer now overseeing the side.

Kolkata Team Origin: Founded in 2008 and based in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Team Owners: Red Chillies Entertainment & Mehta Group

Team’s Last Year Glimpse: In 2023, Kolkata managed just six wins in 14 matches and subsequently failed to make it to the playoffs, finishing seventh.

Where the team currently stands: Kolkata started their 2024 season with a win over Hyderabad on March 23.

Team’s ex-captains: Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana [stand-in captain] and Shreyas Iyer (present)

Current Support Staff: Venky Mysore (CEO and managing director) Wayne Bentley (Team manager), Chandrakant Pandit (head coach), Abhishek Nayar (assistant coach), Gautam Gambhir (mentor), Bharat Arun (Bowling coach), Omkar Salvi (assistant bowling coach), Pravin Tambe (Spin bowling consultant), James Foster (Fielding coach), Kamlesh Jain (Physiotherapist), Chris Donaldson (Strength and conditioning coach).

Home Ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Full List of Kolkata team players for 2024 edition:

Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer (c), Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain. 

Top Auctioned Players of 2024

The Kolkata team has a fresh look for the upcoming season. They acquired some handy players at the 2024 Indian T20 League Auction, while retaining the major core of their players.

Mitchell Starc – Rs 24.75 crore

Mujeeb Ur Rahman – Rs 2 crore

Sherfane Rutherford – Rs 1.5 crore

Gus Atkinson – Rs 1 crore

KS Bharat – Rs 50 lakh

Kolkata Indian T20 League 2024 Full Schedule

Kolkata vs Hyderabad —March 23, Kolkata at 7:30 PM

Bangalore vs Kolkata — March 29, Bengaluru at 7:30 PM

Delhi vs Kolkata— April 3, Vizag at 7:30 PM

Things to know & Facts about the Kolkata team

  • Things to know & Facts about the Kolkata team
  • The team made it to the play-offs seven times, including three finals.
  • Australian Brad Hodge and Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis were bought outside auction in 2008.
  • Brendon McCullum made 158 in the opening match of the inaugural season, a hundred that remains the only one to date by a Kolkata player.
  • Kolkata made the lowest total in Indian T20 League 2008 when they were bowled out for 67 by Mumbai.
  • They won 10 consecutive matches between the 2014 and 2015 Indian T20 League seasons.
  • In 2008, they beat Bangalore by 140 runs in the opening game, the biggest margin of victory in an Indian T20 League game for a long time.
  • Their big all-rounder, Andre Russell, is the first player to take four wickets in four balls in T20 cricket.
  • Russell is also one of the only two players to take a hat-trick and hit a century in the same T20 game, although these records were made for other franchises.

Past Indian T20 League Performance of the Kolkata Team




Finished 6th


Finished 8th


Finished 6th


Finished 4th in play-offs




Finished 7th




Finished 5th and failed to reach play-offs


Finished 4th in play-offs


Finished 3rd in play-offs


Finished 3rd in play-offs


Finished 5th and failed to reach play-offs


Finished 5th and failed to reach play-offs


Finished as runners-up


Finished 7th and failed to reach play-offs


Finished 7th and failed to reach play-offs

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Who is the captain of the Kolkata team?

Shreyas Iyer is the present captain of the team. 

Which is the home ground of the team?

The home ground of the team is the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

What is the winning count of the team at the home ground?

The team has 47 wins out of 81 matches on the home ground.

How many times did the team win the T20 Premier League finals?

The team has won the Indian T20 Premier League twice – 2012 and 2014.

Who has won the Purple Cap in the team?

No player of the Kolkata team has won the Purple Cap in any season.

Who has won the Orange Cap in the team?

Robin Uthappa won the Orange Cap from this team in 2014.

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