IPL 2021: New Zealand star player enters KKR; There are 224 wickets in T20

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins will miss the rest of the IPL 2021. In his place, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have included New Zealand’s star bowler Tim Southee in the squad. KKR has won the IPL twice, but the team’s performance in the first phase of the current season has not been good. The team is in seventh place with two wins. The second round of the T20 league will be played in the UAE from September 19.

According to CricketBuzz, Cummins has decided not to play in the second round of the IPL due to family reasons. So KKR has included Team Saudi in place of Pat Cummins. Cummins was bought for Rs 15.5 crore in the 2019 auction. Saudi has previously played for Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has scored 1293 runs in 40 IPL matches with an economy of 8.73 and has taken only 28 wickets.

In 2019, Saudi became expensive

The 32-year-old New Zealand fast bowler has played in seven seasons of the Saudi IPL. The last time he played was in 2019. At that time, he had scored 13 runs in 3 matches with an economy of 13 runs. And he only got one wicket. In 2016, he played a maximum of 11 matches and took 9 wickets. Speaking of his total T20 record, he has taken 224 wickets. He has taken 5 wickets twice.

Max in batting too

Team Saudi has done well in batting. He has scored 814 runs in 201 T20s. That includes 2 fifties. He has also hit 60 fours and 46 sixes. Apart from that, Team Saudi has taken 314 wickets in 79 Tests. He has taken 5 wickets 12 times and 10 wickets once. He has taken 190 wickets in 143 ODIs and 99 wickets in 83 T20I matches.

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