KC Cariappa

KC Cariappa
ind India
Nick name
KC Cariappa
Batting style
Right hand bat
Bowling style
Leg Break
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
April 13, 1994

In the IPL Player Auction 2015, the Kolkata Knight Riders - in a purchase that created a lot of buzz in cricketing circles - roped in young Karnataka spinner KC Cariappa for a sum of Rs. 2.4 crore. However, the youngster played just one match for the franchise in that season. He was signed up by Kings XI Punjab at the Vivo IPL Player Auction 2016. The tall leg-spinner bowls with an unorthodox round-arm action and has variations like the googly and the faster one. His other strength that could make it difficult for batsmen to read him is his ability to bowl off-spinners without changing his grip. He also boasts of a carrom ball that is deceptive and difficult to pick.

Konganda Charamanna Cariappa, Carri to his team-mates, is a legspinner from Coorg in Karnataka. At 5 feet 11 inches, he bowls with an orthodox round-arm action. The leg break is his stock ball, and he has variations like the googly and the carrom ball. His other strength is his ability to bowl offspin without changing the grip. He shot to prominence via the IPL when Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for INR 2.4 crores in 2015. At the time he had played only a handful of Karnataka Premier League matches, but the analyst of his team Bijapur Bulls who also worked at Knight Riders helped him get a trial. Cariappa was dropped after just one match in which he dismissed AB de Villiers. In 2016, he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for INR 80 lakh.

Indian Premier League 2016


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