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IPL: Gurbaz likely to play as Salt leaves

IPL: Gurbaz likely to play as Salt leaves

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15 May 2024 - 11:15
IPL: Gurbaz likely to play as Salt leaves
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15 May 2024 - 11:15

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz is likely to play for his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after his English counterpart left for his country for personal reasons, says a media report.

KKR will have a new opening combination when they take on Rajasthan Royals in their last league match in Guwahati on Sunday, according to the Times of India.

English opener Phil Salt left for national duty on Tuesday, leaving a gap at the top, which is likely to filled by Afghan wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Gurbaz, who did the duty last season for most games, should walk into his shoes quite smoothly. The match against RR is the perfect opportunity for him to settle in.

The Afghan player, who had played in 11 matches for KKR last season, had to warm the benches this time, with Salt forming a lethal opening combination with Sunil Narine.

Gurbaz had briefly returned to Afghanistan mid-way to attend to his ailing mother. He is back in the KKR camp and would be eager to see some action.

sa/mud

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