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IPL 2020: Ali Khan set to be first US cricketer in the IPL

Filed on September 12, 2020 | Last updated on September 12, 2020 at 12.05 pm
Ali Khan, 29, will join the the Dinesh Karthik-led KKR.

The pacer has been roped in by KKR in place of injured Harry Gurney.

Medium pacer Ali Khan is set to become the first player from the United States to feature in the Indian Premier League scheduled to start in the UAE from September 19 onwards.

Ali Khan has been summoned by Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement for seamer Harry Gurney, who pulled out of the IPL season and England's Vitality Blast last month owing to a shoulder injury.

Ali Khan, 29, will join the the Dinesh Karthik-led KKR which also features Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Chris Green, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi and M Siddharth in the side.

The pacer recently played for CPL 2020 winners Trinbago Knight Riders - a sister franchise of IPL's KKR.

The lanky bowler has been among the best bowlers in the recently concluded league. He bagged eight wickets with an economy rate of 7.43.

Known for his 140 kph speed and perfect yorkers during the slog overs, Khan broke into the T20 leagues scene in 2018 when he was picked up by Dwayne Bravo at the Global T20 Canada.

The former Trinbago skipper took him to the CPL where Khan managed to get 16 wickets in 12 games he played.

Eventually, Khan played for Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League as well.


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