Tim Seifert replaces Ali Khan at KKR

Tim Seifert replaces Ali Khan at KKR

According to sources, KKR's team has included New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Tim Seifert in the team in place of Ali Khan.

Tim Seifert has been roped in as his replacement after Ali Khan was ruled out without playing any match due to a side strain that he suffered while playing in the Caribbean Premier League. Ali Khan himself was the replacement of injured Harry Gurney in the squad.

But Kolkata is not taking any pacer instead of Ali Khan. Ali, who became the first ever United States of America cricketer to land an IPL contract, complained of a side strain and will leave UAE without playing a single match.

A report in Stuff had said Seifert's domestic team, Northern Districts, had "confirmed", that the cricketer "was another absentee" (for the upcoming Plunket Shield).

The right-arm fast bowler had come into the IPL on the back of a successful campaign at the Caribbean Premier League 2020 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. The Pakistan-born American had picked up eight wickets in the tournament in 8 matches. He was amongst the earliest players performing consistently from the US to be picked in the domestic West Indian T20 League. Seifert plays cricket for New Zealand and is known as a very explosive batsman. "Unfortunately, Khan has since been injured and will miss the rest of the IPL 2020 season", an official IPL statement had read earlier this month. Khan carried the side strain from the CPL into the IPL. He scored 457 runs in T20Is with the average of 22.85 and strike-rate of 139.75.

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