Two time IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders announced their 15 men squad for the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 which is scheduled to begin in three weeks time. The team will be led by the opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and will miss the services of Bangladeshi All Rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The men in purple owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan are the defending IPL Champions and are confident of making a double like Chennai Super Kings who achieved in 2010 and Mumbai Indians last year. Kolkata are placed alongside IPL rivals Chennai Super Kings, South African Champions Dolphins, Australian champions Perth Scorchers and a qualifier. Kolkata will kickstart their campaign on September 17 against IPL rivals Chennai at Hyderabad.


1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Manish Pandey, 3 Robin Uthappa (wk), 4 Yusuf Pathan, 5 Jacques Kallis, 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ryan ten Doeschate, 8 Vinay Kumar, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Morne Morkel 12 Piyush Chawla, 13 Kuldeep Yadav, 14 Pat Cummins, 15 Andre Russell

Coach: Trevor Bayliss