Gurkeerat Singh Mann has been signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a backup for batsman Rinku Singh, who will be out for the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season due to a knee injury. Rinku, who debuted in the IPL in 2017, has appeared in 11 games. Gurkeerat, his successor, last played in the 13th edition of the tournament for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) before being released ahead of the IPL 2021 auction.
According to an IPL statement, “Kolkata Knight Riders have signed Gurkeerat Singh Mann as a substitute for batsman Rinku Singh, who will be unavailable for the whole season due to a knee injury.”
Gurkeerat has been purchased by KKR for Rs 50 lakhs. Gurkeerat will compete in the IPL for the eighth time in 2021.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) signed England batsman Jason Roy as a substitute for Mitchell Marsh earlier this week. Due to personal considerations, the Australia all-rounder will be unavailable for the whole season.
Marsh, who debuted in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2010, has appeared in 21 games.
Roy, his replacement, made his IPL debut in 2017 with Gujarat Lions and then went on to play for Delhi Capitals in 2018.
Last month, RCB signed Finn Allen, a wicket-keeper batsman from New Zealand, as a replacement for Josh Philippe, who will be out for the whole season.
The IPL 2021 season will begin on April 9 in Chennai with a high-octane match between the reigning champions Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
During the league level, each team will compete at four different locations.
The fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, with no player competing at their home ground, is one of the highlights of this edition of the IPL.
During the league level, all clubs will compete at four of the six venues.