Kochi: Kerala Cricketer Sanju Viswanath has been signed up by Kolkata Knight Riders for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Sanju was part of Kolkata Knight Riders` future development team for the last few years. Recently he was included in the probables for the U-19 World Cup team, Kerala Cricket Association said.

Sanju, a right hand batsman and wicket-keeper, is considered one of the most talented youngsters from Kerala. He has shown tremendous improvement in the past few years, KCA sources said.

A prolific run-getter, he has consistently scored above 1000 runs for the last four years.

This year he had scored a double hundred against Madhya Pradesh in A U-19 Cooch behar elite group match. He is a regular trainee of the National cricket academy.