3 players who can replace Shivam Mavi at KKR if he gets banned
Shivam Mavi plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and if BCCI finds his documents faulty then, the fast bowler could get a suspension.
Updated - Jan 5, 2020 11:54 am
The young Indian fast bowler, Shivam Mavi has been in the headlines for the age-fraud of late. Mavi had represented India in the 2018 U19 World Cup hence, it is surprising to see his name being involved along with Nitish Rana and Manjot Kalra in this case.
Shivam Mavi plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and if BCCI finds his documents faulty, then the fast bowler could get a suspension. This suspension may rule him out of the tournament hence, Kolkata would look for a replacement who could fill in the place of Mavi.
Here are the 3 players who can replace Shivam Mavi at KKR in IPL 2020:
1. Rahul Shukla
Jharkhand’s right-arm fast bowler, Rahul Shukla was deemed to be the next big thing in Indian cricket however, his inconsistency did not allow him to get into the national team. Shukla has been a part of three IPL franchises namely Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
Speaking about his performances in the shortest format of the game, the 29-year-old has played 47 T20 matches where he has picked up 52 wickets. His best figures in T20 cricket are 5/36 whereas his economy rate is 8.16.
Although his economy rate is above 8, he can be a good wicket-taking option for Kolkata Knight Riders. Rahul can form a lethal combination with Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson in KKR’s pace attack if signed as the replacement for Mavi.