The 12th edition of the grandest T20 league in the world, the Indian Premier League is about to begin. IPL has been celebrated as a festival in India since its inception in 2008 and every season has proved to be more promising than its predecessor. With almost a month left for the IPL 2020 to begin, every franchise is looking to build a great squad to win the competition.
The auction held in December 2019 saw hundreds of player transfers and retention. Every team had a specific sum of money to spend in the auction. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) entered the IPL auctions 2020 with the second-highest purse of Rs. 35.65 crore. This enabled them to go bonkers in the auction. They spent more than a third of their available sum on Australia’s pace spearhead Pat Cummins. Cummins became the highest-ever paid overseas player in the history of the Indian Premier League bagging a whopping Rs. 15.5 Crore auction price.
Here is the full list of Kolkata Knight Riders Players and Their Salaries:
Andre Russell has been one of the greatest assets for the Knight Riders for quite some time now. He is one of the most decorated cricketers of T20 cricket and is a threat for any opposition. He is destructive with his batting and proves to be a crucial bowler too. Having exceptional fielding skills, Russell is the perfect modern-day cricketer who excels in all the aspects of the game. The Kolkata Knight Riders retained him for Rs. 8.50 Crore for IPL 2020.