3 Players who can replace Nitish Rana at KKR if he gets banned
In case Rana fails to prove his documents, the Kolkata Knight Riders player would receive a suspension and may even have to miss the 2020 edition of IPL.
Updated - Jan 5, 2020 10:17 am
India’s upcoming left-handed batsman, Nitish Rana has been under the scanner for age fudging. Recently, the DDCA slammed a one-year suspension to India’s U19 World Cup hero, Manjot Kalra for the age fraud. Along with Manjot, the fans also got major updates in the cases of Shivam Mavi and Nitish Rana.
While Mavi’s case has been transferred to BCCI, Rana will have to validate his documents before getting a clean chit from the association. In case he fails to prove his documents, the Kolkata Knight Riders player would receive a suspension and may even have to miss the 2020 edition of IPL.
So, here are the 3 players who can replace Nitish Rana if he gets banned.
1. Yusuf Pathan
Kolkata Knight Riders’ former all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan went unsold in the IPL 2020 Auction, however, given the experience that he possesses the Baroda all-rounder can return as a replacement player. Since he has a similar talent as Nitish Rana, he could be a viable alternative option.
Talking about Yusuf’s IPL career, the 37-year-old has played 174 IPL games for various franchises since 2008. He has batted in 154 innings where he has aggregated 3,204 runs at an average of 29.13 and with a strike rate of 142. 97. He has also scored a century in the league.
In the bowling department, the former IPL winner has taken 42 wickets in 82 innings. His best figures are 3/20 while his economy rate is 7.40. The 2011 World Cup winner has played a lot of matches at the Eden Gardens thus, he will be the leading candidate to replace Rana in the squad.