Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) participant Nitish Rana is hoping to utilize his off spin on the gradual UAE wickets, thus serving as a real all-rounder within the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ranging from September 19.

It shouldn’t elevate too many eyebrows as a result of Rana had taken the wickets of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli off successive deliveries in IPL 2018. Whereas De Villiers was deceived by a carrom ball, the Indian captain was yorked straight via the gate.

Rana is thus licking his lips on the prospect of bowling on UAE wickets which is able to support spin, even revealing that he has been engaged on his bowling.

“It’s good that spinners will get a bonus right here in order that I additionally will get some grip. I’ve improved as a participant and a bowler. Hope I get extra overs and assist the crew… Bowling will not be a brand new factor for me. I’ve been bowling in home cricket,” Rana stated in a digital media convention.

Nitish Rana boasts an economic system fee of 6.98 in T20 cricket whereas choosing 26 wickets. He has bowled extra usually in Record A cricket, taking 31 wickets at a powerful economic system of 4.52. 

If Rana can certainly roll his arms over, will probably be a much-needed increase for KKR who don’t have a famend spinner aside from Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav. The uncapped spinners embrace Varun Chakravarthy, Manimaran Siddharth and Australia’s Chris Inexperienced.

‘I don’t have a hard and fast batting slot’: Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana will play as a floater in IPL 2020 (Image Credits: DNA India)
Nitish Rana will play as a floater in IPL 2020 (Picture Credit: DNA India)

Nitish Rana will even be a mainstay with the bat within the KKR center order. He can be utilized as a floater for the No.3 slot and in addition as a finisher at No. 7.

“I’ll bat as per crew demand. I don’t have a hard and fast batting slot. I’m accessible to serve the crew at any spot,” the left-hander added.

Nitish Rana, who was purchased by KKR in 2018, has batted both at No.3 or No. 4 within the earlier two IPL seasons and crossed 300 runs in every version – 304 in IPL 2018 and 344 in IPL 2019.


Revealed 18 Sep 2020, 12:13 IST


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