Future looks bright for the Ohio Slinger
The Cricket Paper|October 04, 2020
ALI Khan is earning his stars and stripes in the Indian Premier League, with the first American to play in the tournament breaking down barriers in every sense.
Richard Edwards
Not only is Khan one of very few players born in Pakistan to play in the competition, he’s also providing inspiration to his naturalised country of America where cricket is on the up but still playing catch-up with the rest of the world.

A late replacement for Harry Gurney at the Kolkata Knight Riders, the 29-year-old had won the Caribbean Premier League with the Trinbago Knight Riders just days before jetting off for the experience of a lifetime with the IPL giants. He had taken 2-25 in the final to continue a sensational run of CPL form, and KKR had clearly taken note, whistling him up just days before the start of the tournament.

It’s just the latest in a series of overseas assignments for Khan, who has previous experience in the Pakistan Super League for the Karachi Kings, as well as shining in the Bangladesh Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League and Canada’s Global T20.

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