These players have been standout performers for their respective teams in the T20 format over the last one year or so.
These players have made the Knights a brute force to reckon with over the years.
The decisions have turned out to be costly for the franchises.
Hussey was a part of KKR in the inaugural IPL back in 2008 and also played alongside current head coach Brendon McCullum.
The franchise spent a hefty sum at the auction at some of these players but they never excelled for the team.
Dinesh Karthik is KKR's skipper in the IPL.
A lot of Knights' loopholes, both in the batting and bowling department, were exposed last time around.
Kallis ended his nine-year stint with the franchise.
The Punjab youngster took to Twitter to inform the fans of his latest ride.
CSK's Imran Tahir and SRH's David Warner bagged Purple and Orange caps respectively for their scintillating IPL outing.