Kolkata Knight Riders signs up Gurkeerat Singh Mann in place for Rinku Singh.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann has been roped in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the replacement of Rinku Singh.
Rinku Singh is unavailable for the entire season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The southpaw suffered a knee injury during a practice session in Chennai.
Rinku Singh has featured in 10 games in the history of the IPL. The left-hand batsman has represented Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in the past. Rinku Singh played just one game in the previous edition of the IPL from the KKR side.
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Rinku Singh scored 77 runs from 10 games in the IPL with the highest score of 30 runs. Singh has played 4 games in 2018 where he scored just 29 runs but KKR shows faith and retains him for the upcoming editions of the IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders signs up Gurkeerat Singh Mann in place for Rinku Singh:
🚨 ATTENTION 🚨
We have a brand new Knight in our midst 🙌🏽
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 4, 2021
Gurkeerat Singh Mann has represented Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings), Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Mann has featured in 41 games in the history of the IPL. Gurkeerat Singh Mann made his IPL debut in 2012 for the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab KIngs).
Punjab Kings retained Gurkeerat Singh for five years. In the year 2018, he was released by Punjab Kings. Delhi Capitals bought him at the auction of 2018 only to warm the benches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Mann at INR 50 Lakhs in the 2019 edition of the IPL.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann has played at least two matches in every edition of the IPL except the 2018 edition. In the 2018 edition of the IPL, he didn’t get a single game from the Delhi Capitals’ side.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann has played 41 games in the IPL so far and scored 511 runs at a strike rate of 121. He has two fifties to his name as well in the IPL with the highest score of 65 runs.
Mann has taken 5 wickets too in the IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders sign him at the base price of INR 50 Lakhs.