Kolkata Knight Riders announced Sandeep Warrier and KC Cariappa as replacements for the injured pace duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi for IPL 2019. @PTI/KC Cariappa

Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday announced Sandeep Warrier and KC Cariappa as replacements for the injured pace duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi in the upcoming edition of the league, starting March 23. (ALSO READ: KKR suffer setback, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi ruled out of IPL 2019)

Warrier, 27, plays for Kerala in Indian domestic cricket and has been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past, while Cariappa has played for the Kings XI Punjab and the KKR in previous editions of the cash-rich league.

Warrier has 41 wickets to his name from 40 Twenty20 games at an economy of 7.09. He picked eight wickets in six games at an economy of 5.81 for Kerala recently in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 T20 tournament. (ALSO READ: IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for)

On the other hand, Cariappa has scalped 25 wickets from 28 T20 games.

While Nagarkoti was ruled out of this year’s competition following a back injury, Mavi is out of the season due to a back stress fracture. (ALSO READ: IPL 2019 team preview: Under Dinesh Karthik’s astute leadership, KKR out to clinch third title)

KKR will begin their IPL 2019 campaign with a clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens on March 24.