Tom Curran replaces Mitchell Starc in Kolkata Knight Riders Squad – KKR IPL 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders have signed up Tom Curran as replacement for Mitchell Starc who has been ruled out due to stress fracture in his right leg in this year’s IPL 2018.

Starc was ruled out of the ongoing fourth Test between Australia and South Africa at the Wanderers.

Curran will be join his fellow Surrey mate Jason Roy in IPL 2018, who will be representing the Delhi Daredevils.

This will be Tom Curran’s maiden IPL Stint.

Tom Curran

Curran is expected to join KKR before their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 8.

He is also the 11th England player to take part in the league and the second replacement after Alex Hales who was recruited by Sunrisers Hyderabad couple of days ago.

In the year 2014, the 23 year old made his T20 debut for Surrey against Sussex.

In 51 T-20 games which he has played he has captured 53 wickets at an average of just over 27.

Curran, son of former Zimbabwe all-rounder Kevin, made his T20I debut for England against South Africa in Taunton last year picked up 3 wickets.

List of Commentators for IPL-2018

Here are the list of commentators who are going to feature in Vivo IPL 2018

1.Rohan Gavaskar
2.Sunil Gavaskar
3.Sanjay Manjrekar
4.Murali Kartik
5.LSivaramakrishnan
6.Harsha Bhogle
7.Brett Lee
8.Matthew Hayden
9.Michael Clarke
10.Dean Jones
11.Simon Doull
12.Scott Styris
13.Danny Morrison
14.Ian Bishop
15.Pommie Mbangwa
16.Lisa Sthalekar
17.Melanie Jones
18. Anjum Chopra
19. Isa Guha
20. Nasser Hussain
21. David Lloyd

Sunil Gavaskar’s son Rohan Gavaskar will be making his debut in the IPL 2018. The father and son duo had earlier commentated together for a domestic game.

Apart from English commentary, there will will also be commentary in other languages like Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada.

The Vivo IPL 2018 kicks of 7th April and ends on 27th May.

The first match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

List of Bengali commentators who are going to feature in IPL 2018.
1.Ashok Dinda
2.Ranadeb Ranjit Bose
3.Abhishek Jhunjhunwala
4.Saradindu Mukherjee
5.G Bhattacharya
6.P Roy
7.Sourav Ganguly.

List of Kannada commentators who are going to feature in IPL 2018.
1.Sunil Joshi
2.Vijay Bhardwaj
3.Sujith Somasundar
4.Akhil Balachandra
5.Chandramouli Kanavi
6.GK Anil Kumar
7.Gundappa Vishwanath
8.Srinivas Murthy.

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Chadd Sayers First Test Wicket AB De Villiers 2018

Australia’s Chadd Sayers took his first Test wicket by removing South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers on the first day of the fourth test in Johannesburg on Friday.

Sayers, a replacement for the injured Mitchell Starc, joined the likes of John Hastings, Mohammad Irfan and Jasprit Bumrah as bowlers who got their maiden test scalp in the form of Proteas great De Villiers.

The South Australian paceman was the highest wicket taker in the Sheffield Shield in the 2016/17 season, picking up 62 scalps at an average of 19.

Sayers was criticised by Shane Warne on commentary, with the legendary spinner clearly unimpressed by the 30 year old’s speeds (consistently around the 120-130 kmph mark).

Chadd Sayers

He was however given the second new ball ahead of Pat Cummins by skipper Tim Paine and justified his selection by picking up both De Villiers and night watchman Kagiso Rabada in the same over. De Villiers edged a Sayers delivery to Paine and reviewed unsuccessfully after being given out while Rabada, too early into his shot, handed an easy catch to Matt Renshaw.

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