Teams Played For
Guyana Amazon Warriors, Winnipeg Hawks, Trinbago Knight Riders, Kabul Zwanan, Bengal Tigers, Khulna Titans, United States, Vancouver Knights, Delhi Bulls, Karachi Kings
The selection of Ali Khan by KKR as the replacement for the English left-arm pacer Harry Gurney meant that he became the first player from the United States to be selected to play in the Indian Premier League.
Ali played for Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders in the just-finished CPL under the ownership of the same parent company which also owns Kolkata Knight Riders. Ali has been picked on the face of an impressive CPL performance in the last three seasons.
Ali picked 8 wickets from 8 matches in the CPL 2020 at an economy rate of 7.43. Known for his toe crushing yorkers bowled at more than 140 kmph, Ali has a great chance to showcase his talent in the IPL against some of the world’s best finishers. He will also be tested on the aspect of keeping while under pressure against hard hitters of the game and if he succeeds at doing well, Khan should look forward to having his stocks go higher in the next seasons.