Anrich Nortje is the third quick bowler, after Shivam Mavi and Okay. Nagarkoti, to be dominated out for KKR. © Getty
Kolkata Knight Riders proceed to suffer from the harm bug with Anrich Nortje changing into the newest to be dominated out of IPL 2019 after sustaining a shoulder harm.
Nortje, who was snapped up by the Knight Riders at his base worth of INR 20 lakh, is the third KKR quick bowler dominated out of this 12 months’s match following the withdrawal of the Indian pair of Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Nortje got here to the highlight throughout final 12 months’s Mzansi Tremendous League, when he claimed eight wickets from three video games at an financial system of 6.91. His skill to bowl at excessive tempo caught the attention of KKR regardless of the 25-year-old being sidelined in the course of the IPL public sale with an ankle harm.
Nortje returned to motion and made his ODI debut within the just-concluded collection towards Sri Lanka, which he completed with eight wickets from 4 video games at a powerful common of 18.75 He was subsequently within the squad for the three-match T20I collection however did not take the sector in Tuesday’s (March 19) opener at Newlands.
KKR, who are actually left with a 20-member squad, will now search a alternative for Nortje so as to add some heft to their quickly dwindling fast-bowling useful resource.
That they had already known as up Sandeep Warrier and KC Cariappa as replacements for Mavi and Nagarkoti.