‘Sultan of Swing’, that’s how Sandeep Warrier wants to be remembered. The Kerala pacer, who recently moved to Tamil Nadu, was brought in by KKR last year after an injury saw Kamlesh Nagarkoti out of the team. Sandeep’s strength lies in his pace, knuckle ball and off-cutters. His impressive 44 wickets from 10 matches in the First Class season, where he led Kerala to their maiden semi-finals in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, caught they eyeballs of the KKR management and ever since Sandeep has been a part of the Knights family.
Sandeep had earlier been part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (2013-14) but didn’t play any match. Even though he didn’t attract bid for IPL in the coming years, he didn’t lose hope. He focused on things that were within his control and continued to focus on domestic cricket. His 5/33 against Bengal in the second innings of their Ranji Trophy clash at Eden Gardens remains one of his career highlights. His best bowling figures, however, came way back in 2012 against Jharkhand where he ran riot through the batting order with figures of 6/44.