IPL 2017: Colin de Grandhomme replaces banned Andre Russell in Kolkata Knight Riders squad

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme was on Monday named as replacement for West Indian Andre Russell in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) squad ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10.

IANS, Apr, 03 2017

Kolkata: New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme was on Monday named as replacement for West Indian Andre Russell in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) squad ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10.

File photo of Colin de Grandhomme. Getty Images

File photo of Colin de Grandhomme. Getty Images

Russell has been banned for one year following a violation of whereabouts clause pertaining anti-doping rules.

De Grandhomme has featured in six Tests, nine One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and eight T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far. He made his Test debut for New Zealand in late 2016 and marked the occasion with a six-wicket haul.

Kolkata Knight Riders commence their IPL campaign on Friday at the SCA Stadium, Rajkot, where they will face Gujarat Lions.

The flamboyant 28-year-old Russell was on January handed a one-year ban for violating anti-doping regulations.

Published Date: Apr 03, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 03, 2017



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