"I saw him in KPL (Karnataka league), have played him at the nets. It's just going to be matter of that one game. He's going to be different and difficult for the opponents," Yadav said of the Karnataka rookie who has been purchased for an astonishing sum of USD 400,000, 24 times his base price.
Yadav further said Cariappa and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav would have a big opportunity ahead of them when KKR launch their title defence against Mumbai Indians here on April 8.
"It's going to be a big opportunity for him as well as Kuldeep Yadav who played in the CLT20," he said.
The General Elections robbed them off a home start last season, but this time the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders would kick off the IPL-8 at Eden Gardens and Yadav termed it a "blessing in disguise".
Kolkata Knight Riders were a transformed side after returning from the Dubai leg as they went on to win their second title of the franchise cricket league.
"It's a blessing in disguise to start off at the Eden Gardens. It has an unbelievable atmosphere. Playing at home has always been great," the Mumbai recruit told reporters on the sidelines of their first practice session this season.

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