IPL 2020 is just around the corner as everything is coming together. All franchises have landed in UAE and begin their net sessions soon ahead of the much anticipated season. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) yesterday received a massive bowl as their left-arm fast bowler Harry Gurney was ruled out for the upcoming IPL season.
England medium-fast bowler Gurney has been ruled out owing to a shoulder injury undergo an operation next month. Gurney’s absence reduces the Knight Riders count of foreign players to seven in their squad of 23. However, it is understood that they have finalised a replacement and will announce the name soon.
As they say, one’s loss is another’s gain, on that note we look ahead at those 5 players that can replace Gurney in IPL 2020.
5 Players Who Can Replace KKR Player Harry Gurney For IPL 2020:
5. Mark Wood
England fast bowler Mark Wood will surely be on the radar of KKR for the upcoming IPL season. Mood who had a base price of Rs. 50 lakh remained unsold in the IPL auction. The fiery pacer can bowl rapidly and pick wickets in any stage of the match. Wood in his IPL career has so far only played a solitary game but has represented England in 8 T20I and 51 ODIs respectively.
The 30-year-old was also part of the World Cup-winning England team last year. Wood lately has also developed variations in his bowling which no longer makes him a one-dimensional bowler. A bowler who can bowl at 145 Kmph and then back it up with a well-disguised slower ball which always is hard to manage for any bowler.
Wood can be an asset for KKR in UAE as there is no substitute for pace which the speedster has in abundance.