Varun Chakaravarthy was one of the hottest picks in 2019 IPL where KXIP outbid KKR by shelling out Rs 8.4 crore to get him onboard. A year down the line, the KKR think tank ensured this mystery spinner dons the Purple and Gold for IPL 2020. The Tamil Nadu leg-spinner, who has seven different variations, interestingly debuted against KKR last year at Eden Gardens, the only match he played in IPL so far.
Varun has a quirky action, kind of similar to Ajantha Mendis, and has worked closely with Sunil Narine during the net session for KKR in 2017. In the 2018 TNPL season, Varun was one of the most economic bowlers with an average of just 4.7 RPO. He was one of the key players in Madurai Panthers’ title win in 2018 with figures of 2/9 in 4 overs in the final.
The Tamil Nadu lad was the highest wicket-taker (22 wickets in 9 matches) for Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018–19.