3 Players who can replace Sunil Narine in KKR’s playing XI if he is banned from bowling

In KKR’s recent outing against KXIP, Sunil Narine has been warned yet again for his bowling action.

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is on in UAE, and players have been flaunting their very best in the Gulf nation. Some big names have been showing some hot and cold form in the ongoing T20 league. Franchises have dealt with the huge blows when some of their players got ruled out of the tournament, and SRH in this line, suffered terribly. To be ready with replacements in every section should be the approach of the franchises in this uncertain game.

In the same light, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) could jolt if their star spinner Sunil Narine gets banned for his bowling action. Narine has been warned yet again for his bowling action and has been put in the warning list. The Caribbean stunner turned the course of the game by his deadly spin attack in the death overs against KXIP, and this news can really snatch the peace of the KKR squad.

If the unfortunate incident occurs and he gets banned, Kolkata must be ready with replacements at any moment. Though it is too difficult to replace a veteran like him, let’s see-

Three probable replacements of Sunil Narine to get KKR going-

1. Chris Green

Chris Green
Chris Green (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

The South-African born Australian all-rounder is yet to mark his international debut in the cricket world. Though he has experience of plying his trade in many T20 leagues around the globe, his presence is still awaited in playing XI of IPL. He has been roped in by KKR ahead of the 2020 season and might do some wonders if given a chance.

The right-arm spinner has 506 runs and 65 wickets to his name in the T20 format of the game. He showed some decent form in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors. He picked nine wickets in 11 matches and maintained an impressive economy of 5.68.

Ahead of 2018 CPL, he was also named as one of the five players to look for. If KKR lands on a rough patch and have to bid adieu to Narine, Green can be given a chance to fill in his shoes. The bowling all-rounder has been in competitive cricket for five years now.

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