KKR pacer Ali Khan ruled out of IPL 2020
The right-arm pacer of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Ali Khan has been ruled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 due to injury. He was roped into the side as a replacement of Harry Gurney but the franchise did not disclose the kind of injury sustained by him.
Harry Gurney who injured his shoulder, had to undergo surgery before the start of the IPL 2020. As he was ruled out of the entire season, he was replaced by Ali Khan, who is the first US player to be signed by an IPL franchise.
According to the official statement from IPL, he will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury.
“…Kolkata Knight Riders signed up 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.
Though Ali Khan replaced one of KKR’s main pacer, he could not find a place in the playing eleven in the four matches that Kolkata Knight Riders played in the tournament so far.
He had a successful season in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League 2020 with the Trinbago Knight Riders. During the last season of CPL, he has played 8 games and picked up 8 wickets at a good economy rate.
The Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders is currently sitting at fourth spot in the points table with four points. They will play their next game against Chennai Super Kings on October 7th at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.