IPL 2021: Top 10 Highest paid Kolkata Knight Riders Players (KKR) in IPL

IPL 2021: Top 10 Highest paid Kolkata Knight Riders Players in IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t have the best of the starts to the Indian Premier League but they have evolved as one of the champion sides of IPL. They were crowned champions in 2012 and 2014. Few players have remained consistent with the side and have been part of the team in both their glories. They have managed to hold onto the best players and now are investing in youth for example- Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and others. Will be interesting to see who all players they rope in IPL Auction 2021.

Check out the list of top 10 paid players of KKR:-

1 Pat Cummins 

IPL 2021 Salary – 15.5 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 37.5 Cr

Pat Cummins is an Australian international cricketer who is currently the co-vice-captain of the Australia national team in all formats. He made his Test debut at the age of 18 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. Cummins is a fast bowler and a capable lower-order right-handed batsman.

 

2 Sunil Narine

IPL 2021 Salary – 12.5 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 95.2 Cr

Sunil Narine playing for KKR have been an exceptional performer in the past couple of IPL years. However, the all-rounder has lost the finesse he was known for. He has become more like a hit or miss type player. Moreover, he was suspended for his controversial bowling action, which forced the KKR management to make changes to playing XI. But whenever he was available, he was made an integral performer of the playing XI.

3 Andre Russell

IPL 2021 Salary – 8.5 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 41.05 Cr

Andre Russell on paper, there is no better hitter than Andre Russell in IPL at the moment. However, he did not quite seem himself in IPL 2020. Although coming from a good Caribbean Premier League 2020 season, he failed to replicate the same in Indian Premier League.

4 Dinesh Karthik

IPL 2021 Salary – 7.4 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 75.9 Cr

Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicket-keeper and batsman who made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2004. He became captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders Indian Premier League team during the 2018 season.

5 Kuldeep Yadav

IPL 2021 Salary – 5.8 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 24.9 Cr

Kuldeep Yadav is an Indian cricketer who plays for India and for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He belongs to the very unique breed of cricketers i.e. Chinaman. The world has seen only a few and he surely is one in the making.

6 Eoin Morgan

IPL 2021 Salary – 5.2 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 21.7 Cr

The captain of England’s limited overs cricket and also KKR’s captain, is the backbone of KKR’s batting. The KKR team heavily rely on the southpaw to finish off the games for them. Although his IPL stats are not that blossoming, his potential cannot be discounted at any cost. He has played 66 matches in IPL so far and scored a total of 1272 runs. Going into the 2021 season, he will look to better his stats.

7 Varun Chakravarti

IPL 2021 Salary – 4 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 16.4 Cr

The mysterious spinner has impressed everyone with his special sets of skills and has also helped him earned the Indian cap. But due to injury, he wasn’t able to make the squad after being selected for the Australian tour. He had a memorable season in 2020 with taking 17 wickets in 13 matches with an average of just 20 runs.

8 Nitish Rana

IPL 2021 Salary – 3.4 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 13.9 Cr

The dashing southpaw from Delhi has been performing well for the KKR team since his recruitment in 2018. In an IPL career of 60 matches so far, he has 1437 runs to his name. With such a potential being in display, his Indian call-up shall not be far ahead.

9 Shakib Al Hasan

IPL 2021 Salary – 3.2 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 24.7 Cr

The Bangladeshi All-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, has remained an integral part of whichever team he plays for. He made his comeback recently against the ongoing series against West Indies after serving a ban of 1 year from ICC for not reporting a corrupt approach during the IPL 2019. Touted as one of the best all-rounders of all time, he provides the necessary balance in the middle order as he can bowl 3-4 overs and score quick fire runs down the order. Shakib has 749 runs and 59 wickets in 63 IPL matches so far.

10 Kamlesh Nagarkoti

IPL 2021 Salary – 3.2 Cr
IPL 2021 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders
Total IPL salary-₹ 12.8 Cr

The emerging talent from India under-19, the young and quick fast bowler regularly clocks over 140 kmph. He is also a good striker of the ball. With his stellar performances at the under-19 level, helped him drag an IPL contract in 2018 but couldn’t play a match in that season due to an injury.