The IPL is a week away from starting. The teams have started last minute preparations. Meanwhile, KKR caused quite a stir. The Knights have signed American fast pitcher Ali Khan for the new season. Ali Khan will be the first American cricketer to play in the IPL. Although he is Pakistani by birth, Ali is a US citizen.
English fast bowler Harry Garni was eliminated from the IPL a few weeks ago after being pushed by the Knights. He will not be able to play the entire tournament due to a shoulder injury. Instead, the Knights (Kolkata Knight Riders) first tried to get Bangladeshi fast pitcher Mustafizur Rahman to sign.
But the plan was thwarted when the Bangladeshi Board did not authorize Mustafiz. Then the night management decided to sign Ali Khan. He played for Trincomalee Knight Riders, another Shah Rukh Khan team in the Caribbean Premier League. Ali is one of the most successful pacemakers in the Caribbean League (CPL). You can bowl regularly at a speed of 140 km per hour.
A small swing with rhythm is the key to your success. He has taken eight wickets in 12 games in the Caribbean Premier League this season. Despite bowling in tough times, the economy rate is below seven and a half.
The night address had been looking at Ali Khan for a long time. KKR also kept it last season. Although he did not sign in the end. This is the first time he has had the opportunity to play in the IPL as an American. However, it will be very difficult for Ali to get a chance in the first Knight Riders XI. Because this season, Kolkata has signed Pat Cummins, the most expensive cricketer in the IPL. Lucky Ferguson is also there for backup. And as foreign pacemakers, both should have a chance before Ali Khan. If they are not available, Ali may have a chance.