KKR rope in Curran as Starc's replacement
Kolkata: Two-time Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday have signed Surrey and England fast bowler Tom Curran as replacement for the injured Australian pacer Mitchell Starc.
Starc was ruled out with a stress fracture, paving the way for the the 23-year-old Englishman to make his IPL debut.
A yorker specialist, Curran also bowls a deceptive, back-of-the-hand slower ball, and his skills were on full display in a thrilling ODI against Australia in January.
Curran claimed a wicket with his second ball in his T20I debut for England.
An utility batsman with a strike-rate of 128.36, Curan has played over 51 T20s with a highest score of 51 not out.
He also joins fellow Surrey player Jason Roy in this year's competition after the batsman was picked up by Delhi Daredevils during the January auction.
Curran's selection comes after a breakthrough winter season in the international game.