US fast bowler Ali Khan, who joined the team of Kolkata Knight Riders of IPL 2020, has been ruled out without playing a match. He was injured while playing in CPL and with that he reached UAE. The team management hoped that he would emerge from the injury but this could not happen.
According to reports, Kolkata has included New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Tim Seifert in the team in place of Ali.
As reported in the website Stuff on Friday, “Seifert’s home team Northern Districts have confirmed that they will not be part of the team in Plunket Shield matches in the coming weeks. He is going to join the IPL as a replacement player. “
Let me tell you that 29-year-old Khan was included in the team in place of Harry Garne, the England fast bowler who was out due to a shoulder injury. Garney was ruled out this season due to a shoulder injury.
Seifert is also considered a Limit Over Format Specialist. He has played three ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for New Zealand. He was part of the Trinbago Knight Riders’ team in CPL 2020 along with Ali Khan. Knight Riders Lagatara became champions after winning 12 matches. However Seyfert’s performance was disappointing and he scored 133 runs in 9 innings at a strike rate of 109.91.