Ali Khan and Tim Seifert (Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo)
Kolkata Knight Riders will replace injured fast bowler Ali Khan with a T20 specialist wicketkeeper-batsman.
The team jointly owned by cine stars Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla has reportedly struck a deal with the New Zealand T20 specialist batsman and wicketkeeper Tim Seifert.
Seifert will replace Ali Khan. The first US player to get an Indian Premier League contract has been ruled out for the season with an injury.
Ali Khan, who was drafted into the KKR squad for injured English pacer Harry Gurney, has been carrying the injury from the Caribbean Premier League. He had also represented the Knight Riders management-owned Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL.
According to New Zealand publication Stuff that KKR have struck a deal with Seifert to rope in him as the replacement for Ali Khan.
T20 specialist has represented New Zealand in 24 T20 Internationals and three One Day Internationals.
Seifert too had represented Trinbago Knight Riders in their all-conquering run en route to the IPL 2020 title triumph.
KKR are placed fourth in the IPL 2020 points table after eight games with four wins and as many losses.
A formal announcement is still awaited.