KKR sign Tim Southee as Pat Cummins’ replacement for the UAE leg
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will miss their Australia recruit, Pat Cummins, for the second leg of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise has now signed veteran kiwi pacer Tim Southee for the remaining part of the season. Interestingly, Southee also wasn’t named in any of the squads for the BlackCaps tour of Bangladesh (for T20Is) and Pakistan (for ODIs and T20Is).
All the IPL-bound New Zealand players will be joining their respective franchises soon with the second leg of the IPL set to commence on September 19. Southee had gone unsold in the auction after last featuring in the cash-rich league in the 2019 season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Cricbuzz reported the signing of Tim Southee for KKR who were struggling when the IPL was suspended earlier this year. The Eoin Morgan-led side could win only two out of seven matches and are currently languishing in seventh place in the points table.