IPL 2020 : Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Harry Gurney ruled out of IPL 2020

The Kolkata Knight Riders has lost the services of its left-arm pacer Harry Gurney. Gurney has been ruled out of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) with a shoulder injury.

Gurney, who plays for Notts Outlaws in Vitality Blast, said he is ‘devastated’.

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Gurney told ESPNcricinfo that he would not be travelling to the UAE to join the Knight Riders for this season’s IPL. He represented the side in the previous season, taking seven wickets in eight games, including a Man-of-the-Match performance of 2 for 25 in four overs against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.

“Having gone through the same frustrations as everyone this year in waiting for cricket to restart, I’m devastated to have to miss the Blast,” Gurney said. “Some of the proudest moments in my career have been with Notts, and nothing quite compares to being out on the field at Trent Bridge competing for trophies with some of my best mates. To have that taken away for a year is tough.

The IPL begins on September 19 in UAE. KKR are yet to give an official word on the replacement. He has overall played 8 matches for KKR in the IPL, all in the 2019 season, picking up 7 wickets.

Gurney’s absence reduces the Knight Riders‘ count of foreign players to seven in their squad of 23. However, it is understood that they have finalised a replacement and will announce the name soon.

Gurney was contracted to play for KKR for 75 Lacs salary.