IPL 2020: USA's Ali Khan replaces Harry Gurney at KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders has roped in USA’s 29-year-old fast bowler, Ali Khan, as a replacement for English seamer Harry Gurney.

Ali Khan also represented Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.   -  Getty Images

Kolkata Knight Riders has roped in USA’s 29-year-old fast bowler, Ali Khan, as a replacement for English seamer Harry Gurney.

Gurney will undergo a surgery related to a shoulder injury, and has pulled out of both the IPL and England's Vitality Blast last month. With this, Khan becomes the first USA player to feature in the tournament.

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A part of the Trinbago Knight Riders - the CPL franchise with the same parent company as KKR - Khan played a key role in helping the side win the tournament. He was on KKR's radar as a standby player last season as well. This CPL season, he took eight wickets in eight matches.

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