7:35 AM GMTESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIt is understood that Kolkata Knight Riders will rope in USA’s 29-year-old fast bowler Ali Khan – pending IPL approval – as a replacement for the English seamer Harry Gurney. Gurney is scheduled to have surgery related to a shoulder injury, and has pulled out of both the IPL and England’s Vitality Blast last month. Khan’s signing will make him the first USA player to feature in the IPL.He will come in on the back of a season with the Trinbago Knight Riders – the CPL franchise with the same parent company as KKR – in which they won all 12 matches to seal the title. He was seen on an Instagram stories post by the Trinbago and Chennai Super Kings allrounder Dwayne Bravo, shot inside a plane, with the caption “next stop Dubai”.Khan has been among the best fast bowlers in the CPL, and among the best performers over the last three years, which has earned him contracts in T20 leagues around the world. He was on KKR’s radar as a standby player last season as well. This CPL season, he took eight wickets in eight matches with an economy rate of 7.43.Khan hits speeds… Read full this story
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