IPL 2020: Ali Khan becomes first American player to join IPL, this team joins

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Ali Khan has been among the best fast bowlers in the Caribbean Premier League.

This fast bowler has taken 38 wickets in 36 T20 matches.

For the first time in the history of IPL, an American cricketer will be seen playing. Kolkata Knight Riders have tied up with 29-year-old fast bowler Ali Khan. Khan will replace the injured Harry Garni who will not be able to participate in the IPL 2020 due to a shoulder injury. This year, the IPL is being held in Dubai and not on Indian soil from 19 September.

Khan was part of the Trinbago Knight Riders team that captured the title while being unbeatable in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). In this tournament, Khan took eight wickets from an economy of 7.43 from eight matches. According to reports, Khan was on KKR’s radar in the last season too, but no deal could be reached.

Let us know that Trinbago Knight Riders, which won the title of Caribbean Premier League, and KKR are the same company. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan owns these teams. In 2018, Ali Khan gained fame during the Global T20 Canada, where he caught the attention of star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Dwayne Bravo brought him to Cpl. That year, Khan took 16 wickets from 12 matches for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Ranked second among the top wicket-takers.

Khan has taken 38 wickets in 36 T20 matches so far. Khan, who bowled at a speed of 140, is known for bowling in the death overs. Ali’s dream debut has been in the CPL as he took the wicket of Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on his first ball here.

He has played the only international ODI against Papua New Guinea. In the last three years, Bangladesh and Pakistan have also played T20 cricket. Now his dream of playing in IPL is going to be fulfilled. Ali Khan shared a photo from inside the plane with Trinbago and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo which captioned, ‘Next stop Dubai.’

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