IPL 2019 : Top 5 wicket takers for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL history
Kolkata Knight Riders were one of the eight initial franchises of the Indian Premier League. Bollywood celebrity Shahrukh Khan is one of the owners of this West Bengal based franchise. The team has a lot of fans in the eastern parts of India and Bangladesh as well.
Popularly known by their abbreviation KKR, the Knight Riders have featured in all the 11 IPL seasons conducted thus far. The team has won the IPL trophy twice in 11 attempts. Legendary players like Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis, Sourav Ganguly, Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine have represented the KKR franchise in the league.
The Knight Riders franchise is known to have a solid bowling attack and their spin bowling department has been one of the key reasons behind their success in the league.
In this article, we will have a look at the top 5 wicket takers for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL history.
#5 Andre Russell - 43 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders perhaps made their best buy in the 2014 IPL auction when they picked up Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell for just 60 lakhs INR. His match-winning performances for his franchise led to him becoming one of the highest paid overseas players in IPL history.
The all-rounder has been a star for the Kolkata Knight Riders in both the departments. With the bat, he has shone in the slog overs while with the ball he has chipped in wickets at regular intervals. In the 5 years he has played for the purple and gold army, Russell has picked up 43 wickets at an average of 23.76.