Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have roped in the service of New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson for the upcoming edition of the IPL.
Meanwhile, Kolkata after finishing third in the last IPL will be desperate to go all over in the upcoming season. In a bid to do, they have done their permutation combination ahead of the auctions and has gone for the bid quite carefully. However, they have retained their core group of players including last years skipper Dinesh Karthik. Karthik is also present at the auction and looked calm and composed in going for the players.
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The side from Kolkata, however, have released two of their stat fast bowlers, Mitchell Johnson, and Mitchell Starc ahead of the auction. In an attempt to fill the gap they have roped in Lockie Ferguson, who can come in handy with the new ball.
Previously, Rising Pune Supergiant picked Ferguson at the auction for the 2017 IPL and his team made the final. He made his name by taking 2 for seven off four overs against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, he didn’t attract any buyer during the auction of the 2018 edition of the IPL. So far, Lockie Ferguson has played 39 T20 games picking 33 wickets and has provided early breakthroughs for his team.
The 27-year-old fast bowler can rack some good pace and solve Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowling worries. In addition to, Kolkata also secured the service of Carlos Brathwaite, Windies’ T20 skipper. Brathwaite can strike the ball hard and will join his countrymen Andre Russell to provide balance to the squad.