IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders signs Matt Kelly to replace Anrich Nortje

South African Anrich Nortje, bought by the KKR at his base price of ₹20 lakh, was ruled out of the Indian Premier League right at the start due to a shoulder injury.

Matthew Kelly pictured playing for the Warriors in a Sheffield Shield match.   -  Getty Images

Kolkata Knight Riders has signed uncapped Australian Matt Kelly to replace the injured Anrich Nortje for the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Kelly has played 16 First-Class matches, five List A games and 12 T20s so far and will be a part of the IPL for the first time in his career.

South African Nortje, bought by the KKR at his base price of ₹20 lakh, was ruled out of the tournament right at the start due to a shoulder injury. The 24-year-old has represented Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.