Indian T20 League 2022: Kolkata Match Schedule, Venues, Timings, Squad
By Parameswaran Sankaranarayanan March 16, 2022
Kolkata are the third most successful franchise in the history of the Indian T20 League. The two-time winners, who made a remarkable turnaround last season, will be captained by Shreyas Iyer in the 15th edition. He was roped in for ₹12.25 crore by Kolkata in the mega auction. They also bought Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Tim Southee, Mohammad Nabi, Ajinkya Rahane, etc. Kolkata splashed ₹34 crore to retain the services of West Indies all-rounders Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, and all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer.
Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Rajasthan are the five franchises against whom Kolkata will play two matches this season. In their tournament opener, Kolkata squares off against Chennai at Wankhede Stadium on March 26. The franchise will face Bangalore and Mumbai on March 30 and April 6, respectively.
Overseas Players:Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Tim Southee, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne
Did You Know?
Sunil Narine picked up the most number of four-wicket hauls in the Indian T20 League - 7
Nitish Rana has scored 300+ runs in each of the last five Indian T20 League seasons
Aaron Finch was Melbourne R’s top run-scorer in 2021-22 Australian T20 League - 386 runs in 10 innings
Venkatesh Iyer clinched 636 fantasy points from 10 matches in the last season of the Indian T20 League
Baba Indrajith hit three hundreds and a fifty in four innings in the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy
Parameswaran Sankaranarayan is a sports enthusiast who has worked in print, website, and other digital platforms. He was part of the editorial team of first-ever Indian football-based website - IndianFootball.com (now defunct) - and passionately follows the latest happenings in world football. During his time as a journalist, he had the opportunity to interact with some of the iconic personalities in Indian sports and witness some memorable moments in Indian football.
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