|Owner:||SRK & Juhi Chawla-owned Red Chillies Entertainment|
|Icon Player/Capt:||Sourav Ganguly|
|Catchment Areas:||Bengal (CAB), Jharkhand (JCA), Assam (ACA), Tripura (TCA) and associate member Sikkim|
|Players thro' auction: Ricky Ponting (Aus); Chris Gayle (Windies); Ishant Sharma (Ind); Brendon McCullum (NZ); Shoaib Akhtar (Pak); David Hussey (Aus); Ajit Agarkar (Ind); Murali Kartik (Ind); Salman Butt (Pak); Umar Gul (Pak); Tatendu Taibu (Zim); Mohd Hafeez (Pak).|
|U-22 Players: Siddarth Kaul (Ind U-19); Iqbal Abdullah (Ind U-19).|
|Players from catchment area: Randeb Bose (CAB); Laxmi Ratan Shukla (CAB); Saurashish Lahiri (CAB); Wriddhiman Saha (CAB).|
|Ranji Players: Akash Chopra (Del); Cheteshwar Pujara (Sau)|
|The fabulous SRK, ravishing Juhi Chawla, Prince of Indian cricket Sourav Chandidas Ganguly and the Colosseum of the sport Eden Gardens make Kolkata Knight Riders, the only IPL franchise from the Eastern part of India, a most sought after team in the league|
Riders' start as favourites in the inaugural chapter for three reasons: a) They have a balanced unit. b) A strong support staff spearheaded by the tough task master John Buchanan. c) The big spending, child-like enthusiasm of SRK and sport-passionate Bengalis, who are already identifying with there team.
A mixture of youth and experience makes up the Ganguly-led Riders' contingent. Kolkata side have old horses in the shape of Ponting, Gayle, Akhtar, Agarkar, Kartik and captain himself and new blood in the form of Ishant, David Hussey, Butt, Gul et al.
|* - Total points are calculated by adding one point per run scored plus 20 points per wicket taken|
# - The value is the rupees spent for evety point scored