Colin de Grandhomme replaces Andre Russell in KKR squad

De Grandhomme has played six Tests, nine One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and eight T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far.

Colin de Grandhomme made his Test debut in late 2016 against Pakistan where he registered a six-wicket haul in the first innings of the match.   -  Getty Images

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme replaced Andre Russell, who is has been handed a one-year ban for violating anti-doping whereabouts regulations, in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad on Monday for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

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De Grandhomme has played six Tests, nine One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and eight T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far. The all-rounder made his Test debut in late 2016 against Pakistan where he registered a six-wicket haul in the first innings of the match.

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