Mystery spinner KC Cariappa rose to fame because of innumerable variations in his bowling skillset and ability to bamboozle batters with his spin acumen. He made his debut with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2015, and later was a part of the Kings XI Punjab set up. He did not have the best of IPLs picking up just 8 wickets in 10 matches across three seasons. He was roped in as one of the replacements for injured pacers Kamlesh Nagarkoti & Shivam Mavi in 2019. Cariappa will ply his trade for RR after being brought on board for INR 20 Lac in the IPL 2021 Player Auction and he was picked up again for INR 30 lakhs ahead of the 15th season. The leg-spinner will now have to fight hard to break into the XI considering RR also have senior leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.