Budding cricketers around the globe have certain things on their bucket list. Playing at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, one of the Holy Grails of Indian cricket, is surely one of them.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) call it their home, and an Indian Premier League (IPL) match taking place under lights at this hallowed stadium has always been a sight to behold.
The Knights have won 45 of their 74 matches played at this venue, which equates to a win percentage of 60.81%. In the first two editions of the IPL alone, KKR won 9 of their 14 home games at the Eden.
Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir leads the IPL scoring charts at the Eden with 1,407 runs. He is followed by former Knights Robin Uthappa (1,159 runs), Yusuf Pathan (861 runs), and Dinesh Karthik (621 runs).
From the current KKR squad only Andre Russell features among the top five batters of this elite list with 699 IPL runs in Kolkata.
Among the bowlers, Sunil Narine has been the highest wicket taker in the IPL at the Eden with 56 scalps. He is followed by Piyush Chawla (41), Andre Russell (27), Shakib Al Hasan (21) and Kuldeep Yadav (21).
As daunting a task as it is, we have selected five of KKR’s finest outings at the Eden Gardens. However, this list is subjective, so please feel free to share with us what you feel are KKR’s top five matches at the said venue.