Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time IPL champions, has always been a strong bowling team with the likes of Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins (since 2020), and Andre Russell in their team.

With their home ground, Eden Garden, being a relatively bigger one, teams have struggled to score against the side that has always performed well in the home conditions.

Here are the top 10 opponent batsmen who made sure they scored the maximum when they batted against the Kolkata-based IPL franchise KKR.

Most runs vs KKR

PLAYERINNSRUNSAVERAGESTRIKE RATEHIGH SCORENOT OUTS100s/50s
David Warner28109343.72145.1512632/6
Rohit Sharma32104041.60130.16109*71/6
Virat Kohli3196238.48132.1410061/6
Shikhar Dhawan3190730.23118.2597*10/7
Suresh Raina2382943.63136.578440/8
Chris Gayle1970043.75151.84102*31/5
Ajinkya Rahane2256526.90127.537210/3
MS Dhoni2855642.76130.8266*150/2
Sanju Samson2052929.38125.956020/3
AB de Villiers2152234.8154.8976*60/4

Read: Find out the same list for other IPL teams here

Stats Insights

Rohit Sharma became the first player to score 1000+ runs against a single opponent (KKR) in the history of IPL. Warner joined him in the 2022 season.

Chris Gayle, who initially played for KKR, hit the maximum sixes against them in the tournament – 54. He also has 700+ runs against Kolkata.

David Warner has two centuries against KKR; the first ton came while playing for Delhi Daredevils in 2010, and the next, seven years later, while playing for SRH. Find out Warner’s year-by-year IPL stats here. Apart from his century knock, Rohit has an unbeaten 98 against his Kolkata-based rivals.

Quinton de Kock scoring a 70-ball 140 in the 2022 edition of the tournament is the highest score by any batter against KKR in IPL.

Among the batsmen with more than 500 runs against Knight Riders, Warner and ABD tops the average and strike rate columns respectively.

Read: Top 10 Batters with Most 50+ Scores in a Single Season in IPL

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