Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to include 29-year-old American fast bowler Ali Khan in the team in place of Harry Gurney. England’s cricketer Gurney has ruled out of the IPL due to his shoulder injury. With this, Khan has become the first American player to join IPL.
Let us tell you that Ali represented Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2020. It is worth noting that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan owns TKR, which won the title of the Caribbean Premier League this year.
Ali Khan was one of the best fast bowlers of CPL:
Khan was one of the best fast bowlers of CPL. In the last three years, he has played cricket in T20 leagues around the world. In the CPL this year, he took eight wickets in eight matches with an economy of 7.43. He can bowl at a speed of over 140 km. Khan’s yorker is considered quite good.
TKR won CPL title by winning all 12 matches in the CPL:
Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) won the title by winning all 12 matches in the CPL. Shahrukh expressed happiness over his team’s victory by posting pictures. Ali Khan shared a photo with Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo with caption, ‘Next stop Dubai.’
Ali Khan has played in many cricket leagues:
Incidentally, former Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Rusty Theron, who now plays for the US, played for the Deccan Chargers in 2011 and Kings XI Punjab in 2010. Theron, who played for the Rajasthan team in 2015, shifted from South Africa to the US in 2019.
Ali met Bravo in Global T20 Canada. Ali has also played in Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League. Born in Attock, Pakistani Punjab, Ali moved to the USA at the age of 18 with his parents. He represents the USA in international cricket.