For the first time, any American player's participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be seen. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wants fast bowler Ali Khan for the upcoming season. Ali Khan, born in Pakistan, has played an ODI international match for America. He made his ODI debut against Papua New Guinea in 2019 (ICC World Cricket League Division Two).
According to a report by ESPN Cricinfo, two-time winner KKR has selected Khan in place of England fast bowler Harry Garni, but permission is yet to be received from IPL.
Ali Khan has taken 38 wickets in 36 T20s so far. Garni has to undergo a shoulder operation, due to which he withdrew from the IPL and the Vitality Blast in England.
Ali Khan, 29, was part of the Trinbago Knight Riders team, which won the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title on Thursday. He took 8 wickets in 8 matches. Khan did well in the 2018 Canada Global T20. He also plays in PSL (Pakistan Super League).
Ali Khan can bowl at a speed of over 140kph. He can often be seen bowling in slog overs. He is known for putting great yorkers. (Photo-Getty)