The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is one of the eight cricket teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They are primarily from Kolkata, India. Currently, the Kolkata Knight Riders team is under the captainship of Eoin Morgan, who is a fantastic batsman and one of the best well-known captains. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) became Champions for the first time in 2012 and again in 2014 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. After having some bad memories at the initiation of the tournament's history, KKR came back with more stamina in 2011 when they qualified for the playoffs for the first time. The following year, in 2012, KKR won their first title. Here are the top 10 best batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders-
10. Brendon McCullum
New Zealand Right-handed Opening Batsman Brendon McCullum is in tenth place of the top 10 best batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Scoring 882 runs in 35 Games (35 Innings) with an average of 27.56 and a striking rate of 120.65.
9. Manoj Tiwary
Right-hand middle Order Indian Batsman Manoj Tiwary is in the ninth place of the top 10 best batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Hitting 1002 runs in 54 Games (49 Innings) with an average of 29.47 and a striking rate of 111.70.
8. Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata's Prince, Indian Left Hand Opening Batsman Sourav Ganguly is in the eighth place of the top 10 best batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Having scored 1031 runs in 40 Games (38 Innings) with an average of 28.63 and a striking rate of 110.50.
7. Manish Pandey
Indian Right-hand middle Order Batsman Manish Pandey is in the seventh position of the top 10 best batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He scored 1270 runs in 55 games (52 Innings) with an average of 31.75 and a striking rate of 125.12.
6. Chris Lynn
Right-hand top Order Australian Batsman Chris Lynn is in sixth place of the top 10 best batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL scoring 1274 runs in 40 games (40 Innings) with an average of 34.43 and a striking rate of 141.39.
5. Andre Russell
Andre Russell has been a fascinating player from KKR over the years, having joined the club in 2014. He had his best season in 2019 when he made a habit of winning run chases for KKR. His runs came with a strike rate of 184. He also hit the most sixes in the KKR team - 131.
4. Jacques Kallis
Kallis, who played the role of a loyal player in scoring a few overs of seam bowling until 2014, hits an average of 28 and a strike rate of 108. He often held one side of the innings to pay for the falling wickets on the other end of the innings.
3. Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan, who played the middle-order basher for the same seven years Gambhir was in charge of the team, is the third runner-up in KKR's purple cap. Like Gambhir, he has played 122 games for the team. He hit a massive 50 in just 15 balls, leaving the fastest record in the IPL for four years.
2. Robin Uthappa
Uthappa was Gambhir's opening partner seven years ago, KKR had a golden season under their Delhi-based hitter, with more than 4000 runs in the IPL. Most of this arrived for KKR. He has 17 fifties under his arm.
1. Gautam Gambhir
Gambhir is one of the ten players who have scored more than 4000 runs in the IPL. Most of his runs came for KKR. He is the only KKR striker to have scored more than 3000 runs, coming with an average of 31. He has 34 fifties in his name.