IPL 2020: ‘Newest Knight’ Ali Khan joins KKR squad in UAE

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Ali Khan

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday welcomed US quick bowler Ali Khan who has been roped in as alternative for English pacer Harry Gurney forward of the Indian Premier League (IPL) slated to start out from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“Welcome to the #KKRfamily @IamAlikhan23! Enjoy @IPL & the experience. Tough luck @gurneyhf. Get well soon. You will be missed. @KKRiders @TKRiders #KKRHaiTaiyaar,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore mentioned in a tweet.

Gurney, who’s scheduled to have surgical procedure associated to a shoulder damage, had final month pulled out of each the IPL and T20 Blast competitors.Khan’s signing will make him the primary American participant to characteristic in the IPL.

The right-arm quick bowler will come into the IPL on the again of a profitable marketing campaign on the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with the Trinbago Knight Riders — the CPL franchise with the identical father or mother firm as KKR — in which they received all 12 matches to seal the title.

In this season, Khan took eight wickets in eight matches that he performed.

The 29-year-old rose to prominence throughout the 2018 Global T20 Canada, the place he caught the eye of Bravo, who introduced the teenager to the CPL. That 12 months, he picked up 16 wickets from 12 matches for Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Dinesh Karthik-led Knight Riders will start their match marketing campaign in opposition to Mumbai Indians on September 23.

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