|Bowls||Right-arm leg spin|
|DOB||14 October 1981|
Leader of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir is one of the mainstays of the KKR batting unit. A big-match player with rich international experience, Gambhir brings a lot to the table when it comes to batting skills and leading from the front. Having played for Delhi Daredevils in the first three seasons, Gambhir was snapped up by KKR at the 2011 IPL Player Auction for a record-smashing USD 2.5 million. He vindicated their decision when he captained KKR to their first top-four finish in IPL 2011 and then led them to the IPL title in 2012. Ahead of the 2014 Player Auction, Gambhir was retained by the Kolkata franchise as the captain of the team. A lot of the side’s fortunes depend on the way this left-hander bats and marshals his troops. KKR have won two IPL titles under his captaincy - in 2012 and 2014.