England fast bowler Harry Gurney set to miss the Indian Premier League 2020 due to shoulder injury. He will undergo a shoulder surgery in upcoming days. Gurney will also miss the T20 Blast 2020.
Harry Gurney is the part of Kolkata knight Riders team in the IPL. He played 8 matches during the Indian Premier League 2019 and took 7 wickets. KKR hasn’t announced any replacement of Gurney so far. Indian Premier League 2020 will kick off from September 19 and the final will take place on November 10. The entire IPL 2020 will take place in the UAE.
“Having gone through the same frustrations as everyone this year in waiting for cricket to restart, I’m devastated to have to miss the Blast,” Harry Gurney was quoted as saying by trentbridge.co.uk.
“Some of the proudest moments in my career have been with Notts, and nothing quite compares to being out on the field at Trent Bridge competing for trophies with some of my best mates. To have that taken away for a year is tough.
“I have a huge amount of faith in the squad of players and in their ability to go deep in the tournament. I’ll be cheering them on for sure, and will be there with a word of advice or tactical input whenever it’s needed.”
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“Harry would improve any T20 side in the world, so it’s a blow to lose him for this year’s tournament,” said Head Coach Peter Moores.
“With the experience and expertise he’s gained from a global white-ball career, he’s become a real leader in our limited-overs dressing room.
“What I always say in these situations is that – whilst we are all gutted for Harry – it does provide someone else with an opportunity and that can be exciting.”