IPL 2017: KKR Sign Up New Zealand Collin De Grandhomme

New Zealand bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will replace West-Indian all-rounder Andre Russell in the KKR [Kolkata Knight Riders] squad for this year’s Indian Premier League.

Thirty –year –old Harare –born player has played eight Twenty20 internationals, scoring 75 runs with a highest of 41 not out. The former Midlands player has taken three wickets in four innings with a best of 2 for 22.

Collin De Grandhomme has also featured in six Tests and nine ODIs [One Day International]. He made a stunning Test debut for Black Caps in 2016 with a six-wicket haul against Pakistan in Christchurch.

De Grandhomme Kolkata Knight Riders T20 superstar Andre Russell. The Jamaican born player has been handed a one-year ban for violating anti-doping whereabouts regulations.

“There are two ways to look at such situations in life. Either we can see Russell’s absence as a challenge or look at it as an opportunity in bold letters. I as an individual, and KKR as a group, are looking it as an opportunity,” KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir said in a recent interview.

 

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