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10 Players you might not know played for Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Joseph
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders’ journey in the IPL has been nothing short of spectacular. They are a team that struggled a lot during their earlier years (2008-2010). This duration will always be remembered as one of their darkest periods. Then, all of sudden a change of jerseys brought them a change of luck. They rose like a phoenix. They went from being a struggling team to a championship calibre team who have won the coveted IPL trophy on two occasions. Now, Kolkata Knight Riders can be regarded as one of the most successful franchises in IPL history. Surely, the fans have forgotten about their disastrous years in the cash-rich league. Now, KKR are one of the favourites to lift the title every season.

Along with this journey, they have seen a lot of great players come and go. Some of these players were legends in the cricketing world while somewhere youngsters who couldn’t find a place in the playing XI. So, let’s take a look at some of those 10 players might have slipped under the radar at Kolkata Knight Riders.


10. Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher first started his IPL career with the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he spent three seasons. During his tenure with RCB, the South African wicketkeeper was used as a lower-order batsman scoring valuable runs for his team in the final overs.

In 2011, he was finally released from his contract. However, he found himself another franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders. Many won’t fans won’t remember his stint with KKR because he only played one season with them. He scored just 6 runs in 4 matches for KKR before being dropped from the playing XI. This was also the last time that fans saw him in the IPL. He retired from all forms of cricket soon after. 

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