Kolkata Knight Riders have suffered a major blow during the IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. Ali Khan, the first US player to replace Harry Garni, has been dropped from the IPL 2020. Ali was out for a few days in the first week of October due to injury, but will not be seen playing in the full tournament now. Ali Khan’s performance in the West Indies’ new CPL is quite impressive, which is why he was included in the team.
According to sources, KKR has included New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Sifart in the squad in place of Ali Khan. However, the KKR team has not yet officially announced it. Seifert played cricket for New Zealand and is known as a highly explosive batsman. Selfert did not sell at the 2019 IPL auction.
Significantly, KKR suffered a major setback before the start of the tournament when England fast bowler Harry Garney withdrew from the tournament due to injury and was replaced by Ali Khan. Ali Khan was the first player to be selected in the US IPL, but he has yet to play a single match this season. Before the match against Mumbai Indians, Dinesh Karthik resigned as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, after which England’s Eoin Morgan was made the captain of the team.