Pat Cummins, one of Kolkata Knight Rider’s frontline pacers is set to join the side shortly ahead of the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.
The 14th edition of the IPL will kickstart from April 9 and KKR will begin their campaign from April 11 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Seeing the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, it seemed difficult for the Australian players to join their respective IPL teams. However, Cummins’ arrival on April 2 comes as a sigh of relief for Eoin Morgan and co.
One of the sources told the news agency ANI that Cummins would land in India by the evening of April 2 with further details of his flight yet to confirm.
“Flight details are still awaited, but he is set to arrive in India late in the evening on April 2. He will then be in quarantine for seven days,” the source said.
Meanwhile KKR’s Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have already arrived in India ahead of the IPL, as posted on Cricketflicker.com
Cummins was not so impressive in the previous edition of the tournament despite being the most expensive bid in the auction. He was bought by KKR for a whopping bidding value of 15.5 crores, the record of which has been broken by Rajasthan Royal’s Chris Morris who was bought at a value of 16.5 crores.
This year’s IPL will begin with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9.