Kolkata Knight Riders played the waiting game at the auction and made some smart moves while buying some key players. The two time champions brought Shakib al Hasan for 3.2 crore, then adding Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh to the squad.
KKR Retained Players: Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert.
Released Players: Tom Banton, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddharth M and Siddhesh Lad
Players Brought: Shakib Al Hasan, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Vaibhav Arora, and Ben Cutting.