In some latest cricket news coming which is also a massive blow for all Kolkata Knight Riders fans, Harry Gurney, the Nottinghamshire paceman has been ruled out of the IPL 2020 owing to a shoulder injury.
In the absence of Gurney, a lot will be expected of the likes of Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lokkie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins & company. The 33 year old who made and first class debut made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 2007 & IPL debut in 2019 seemed to be pretty upset about missing the cash-rich league but was hopeful that his team will do well owing to the fire-power they possess in their ranks.
Meanwhile, the Knight Riders are expected to announce a replacement in under 48 hours as it’s not as easy as just taking a flight anymore owing to the ongoing Pandemic. Meanwhile, the schedule of the Indian Premier League is still not out looking at the rise in the number of Covid Cases in the UAE ( especially Abu Dhabi).
There might be a possibility that either no games or lesser number of games are hosted in Abu Dhabi if things don’t stabilize soon. Having said that, the overall schedule of the IPL seems to be on track with the league expected to begin on he 19th of September with a mega-clash between 2 Heavy-Weights of the IPL, Rohit Sharma’s- Mumbai Indians & and the Chennai Super Kings lead by the one and only- Mahendra Singh Dhoni.