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IPL 2019: South African new speedster Anrich Nortje ruled out of IPL

In another blow for Kolkata Knight Riders, South Africa quick bowler Anrich Nortje has been led out of the 2019 audition of the Indian Premier League(IPL) as a result of shoulder damage.

Anrich Nortje celebrating his wicket with his teammates

Nortje’s nonattendance debilitates the Knight Riders’ pace reserves further, with the youthful Indian duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi as of now on the sidelines, and of the two substitutions, just Sandeep Warrier a quick bowler. KC Cariappa, the other substitution, is a wristspinner. Knight Riders are yet to report a swap for Nortje.

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The 25-year-old Nortje, who set for his first IPL season, had picked by Knight Riders at his base cost of INR 20 lakh at the auction in December, in spite of having missed section of the Mzansi Super League with a lower leg damage. In the three matches he played for Cape Town Blitz, he took eight wickets and hit velocities of 150kph, getting the attention of Knight Riders’ mentor Jacques Kallis, himself a Cape Town nearby.

Nortje earned a call-up to South Africa’s restricted overs sides and not long ago made his international presentation in the home ODIs against Sri Lanka. He has taken eight wickets in four matches in the seriesup until now.

He’s also out for the remaining T20’s against Sri Lanka. He doesn’t feature in the shortest format of the international cricket yet.

While he has only four ODIs to his name, Nortje is required to frame some portion of South Africa’s 15-man squad that will venture out to England for the World Cup in May.

Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi are required to initiate the Proteas pace assault at that competition, however Nortje is comprehended to be next in line.

Khan Mutasim Billah Life (Correspondent, Bdcrictime.com)

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