#4 KB Pawan
KB Pawan was one of the regular players in the Karnataka side. Making his debut as a 20-year-old in the semi-final of the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy, KB Pawan had a sedate start to his first-class career.
He was one of the premier top-order batsmen for Karnataka towards the end of the last decade (2000s) and the early part of this decade (2010s). Before the 2013-14 season, he moved to Tripura for one season. He then moved to Kerala for a couple of seasons before moving to Nagaland.
The 30-year-old top-order batsman has been in good form in recent times. He has been playing in the Plate Group, Vijay Hazare Trophy, representing Nagaland.
#3 Arun Karthik
Arun Karthik will never be forgotten by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans. The Tamil Nadu-born cricketer struck a six off the final ball of a must-win Champions League game against South Australian Redbacks in 2011 to take his team through to the semi-finals.
It’s been over 10 years since Arun Karthik made his first-class debut. It was in the 2007-08 season that he shot into the limelight and he played for Tamil Nadu for close to a decade before making a move to Kerala.
Last year ahead of the domestic season (2017-18), Kerala acquired the services of the experienced wicket-keeper batsman. However, he has hardly donned the gloves for Kerala and he plays as a pure batsman. His experience has been vital and Kerala will hope it continues this year as well.Published 27 Oct 2018, 16:46 IST