Kolkata Knight Riders have included Mumbai left—arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla and Himachal Pradesh wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla in their line—up for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Abdulla, who scored his maiden first class century in the 2010—11 Ranji season, has signed a two—year deal with the Kolkata outfit, it was learnt.

“We have signed deals with Iqbal and Bisla,” a KKR official said.

“We needed a specialist Indian spinner to accompany Shakib [al Hasan] and Yusuf Pathan and we are happy to get Iqbal,” a Knight Riders spokesperson said.

Abdulla has been with the Knight Riders since the past three seasons, but played in only four games. He now returns as an uncapped signing.

Bisla, who made his IPL debut with Kings XI Punjab, would be playing in his second season. PTI AH AH 01141418

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