Kolkata Knight Riders signed USA fast Bowler Ali Khan as a replacement for injured England pacer Harry Gurney. But Now Ali Khan has been also ruled out from entire Indian Premier League 2020 due to injury. He hasn’t gotten a chance to play a match for KKR.
“…Kolkata Knight Riders signed up USA fast bowler Ali Khan as a replacement for injured Harry Gurney. Khan became the first USA cricketer to be signed up by an IPL franchise. Unfortunately, Khan has since been injured and will miss the rest of the IPL 2020 season,” an official IPL statement read.
Khan, the first player from the US to join an IPL franchise, was, however, unable to find a place in the playing XI in the four matches that KKR played till now in the tournament.
Ali Khan was also the part of last year’s IPL auction but missed out on a contract. But he was happy after seeing his name in IPL players draft only. In an interview after registration for the IPL auction, he had said “First of all, it’s a great honour to be the only USA player in the draft. I was in the auction last year but wasn’t picked, which was tough as I thought my chances were pretty good. This year, if I get picked, it’ll be something of a bonus. Since I started playing seriously, the IPL has been the one I’ve targeted. It’d be a dream come true,” to Sport Star.
Ali Khan wanted to play in the Indian Premier League as he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team as a replacement player but now he has been ruled out from rest of the IPL 2020 due to injury. Ali khan needs to wait one more year to play in the Indian Premier League.
KKR announced replacement of USA fast bowler Ali khan
According to ESPNCricinfo, New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert has been roped in as Replacement of Ali Khan. Like Khan, TiM Seifert, too, is a short-format specialist, who has turned out for New Zealand in three ODIs and 24 T20Is, and averages 22.85 with a strike rate of 139.75 in the latter