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Abu Dhabi: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday welcomed US instant bowler Ali Khan who has been roped in as replacement for English pacer Harry Gurney sooner than the Indian Premier League (IPL) slated to originate from September 19 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Welcome to the #KKRfamily @IamAlikhan23! Revel in @IPL & the experience. Advanced perfect fortune @gurneyhf. Obtain greater rapidly. You are going to be ignored. @KKRiders @TKRiders #KKRHaiTaiyaar,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore mentioned in a tweet.
Gurney, who’s scheduled to contain surgical treatment associated to a shoulder effort, had final month pulled out of both the IPL and T20 Blast opponents.Khan’s signing will perform him the first American participant to characteristic within the IPL.
The supreme-arm instant bowler will near into the IPL on the relieve of a successful campaign at the lately-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with the Trinbago Knight Riders — the CPL franchise with the the same father or mother company as KKR — wherein they won all 12 matches to seal the title.
In this season, Khan took eight wickets in eight matches that he played.
The 29-Three hundred and sixty five days-inclined rose to prominence right thru the 2018 Global T20 Canada, the build he caught the distinction of Bravo, who introduced the miniature one to the CPL. That Three hundred and sixty five days, he picked up 16 wickets from 12 matches for Guyana Amazon Warriors.
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