Kolkata Knight Riders sign Ali Khan as Harry Gurney replacement. Gurney pulled out of the Indian Premier League due to shoulder injury. The England international is expected to undergo shoulder surgery real soon. In order to fill the void, Kolkata Knight Riders rope in the services of Ali Khan. The 29 years old fast bowler becomes the first USA player to be signed by Indian Premier League side.
Ali khan just finished his CPL season with Trinbago Knight Riders who emerged champions and won their third CPL title. Both Trinbgao Knight Riders and Kolkata Knight Riders are owned by the same parent company. Ali Khan has already left for UAE. Khan was one of the most impressive bowlers in the CPL. he took eight wickets in eight matches with an economy rate of 7.43. From past few years, Khan was regularly performing good in T20 cricket, last season he was among the backup player list of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Khan was spotted by DJ Bravo while he was playing in the Global T20 Canada league. Then he signed for TKR and took 16 wickets in his first season with the team. Khan is the eight overseas signing of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2020. Along with CPL, has also played in Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League. He can bowl at a speed of 140kmph and also good at deceiving batsmen with his slow deliveries.
An appearance in the IPL 2020 would be a great achievement for Ali Khan. This move on Ali Khan will surely impact and popularise CRiekt in the USA.