Tim Seifert, New Zealand keeper-batsman, has been confirmed as an addition to the Kolkata Knight Riders squad. Ali Khan, who was roped in for Harry Gurney, has himself been ruled out of IPL 2020 due to a side strain injury he was carrying from the Caribbean Premier League.
The USA fast bowler was on the verge of recovery according to KKR CEO Venky Mysore, but Khan couldn’t recuperate in time, and that resulted in his replacement.
Earlier, Northern Districts had confirmed Seifert will be an absentee for the Plunket Shield as he was called in as a replacement player in IPL. Both, Ali Khan and Tim Seifert were a part of CPL 2020 champions – Trinbago Knight Riders. Ali Khan bagged 8 wickets in the tournament, while Seifert scored 133 runs in nine innings at a strike rate of 109.91.