The Kolkata Knight Riders is geared up for IPL 2009. Last year, it was the most publicized team with advertisement campaigns flooding the media. It is also fondly known as Shah Rukh Khan’s team. Saurav Ganguly is the famed leader of this team. This duo has brought paramount publicity and brand value to the team. The team opened last years season with a thunder with Mc Cullum scoring over a century. It was the best opening a series could have.
Owner of the Team: Shah Rukh Khan / Juhi Chawla
Captain of the Team: Brendon McCullum
Coach of the Team: John Buchanan
Franchisee: Kolkata Knight Riders
Franchise cost: $75.09 million
Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza