Kolkata Knight Riders do not shy away from experiments and getting lucky with the same. They prove this yet again as they replace Harry Gurney with the first-ever USA player Ali Khan. Gurney had to bid adieu to IPL due to shoulder injury for which he is supposed to have surgery. This is not the first season when KKR has tried to rope in Khan for IPL. KKR tried to bring Khan in the IPL the last season to but a deal could not be worked out. Khan was a part of Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL which emerged victoriously. Khan took 8 wickets and proved his worth as a bowler.
Khan was first spotted by Dwayne Bravo during the 2018 Global T20 Canada. Bravo brought this talented player into CPL and now this rising star is all set to make his entry into IPL. In 2018, Khan took 16 wickets from 12 matches for Guyana Amazon Warriors. Bravo who seemed to have played a big role in giving a hike to this fast bowler and deservedly so, seems to have become quite close the bowler. Recently, Bravo posted a video with Khan and few other payers with the caption, ‘Next stop Dubai’. We are looking forward to seeing some American action in the IPL field.