Nottinghamshire fast bowler Harry Gurney will represent Kolkata Knight Riders at the 2019 Indian Premier League.  

The 32-year-old was drafted in today’s auction for 75 lakhs, thought to be around £80k and was one of just five Englishmen to be picked up alongside Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Denly and Liam Livingstone.  

Gurney, who will also make his debut in the Australian Big Bash League with the Melbourne Renegades this January, is joined in the KKR squad by his former Outlaws teammate Andre Russell and England's Joe Denly, who was picked up in the final round of the auction.

Sunil Narine and Carlos Brathwaite add further Caribbean flair to the Riders’ line-up – which will also include explosive Australian Chris Lynn and New Zealand’s express paced fast bowler Lockie Ferguson.

Gurney, whose winter globetrotting will also take in a spell in the Pakistan Super League in February, has become hot property on the global T20 scene having topped 20 wickets in each of the last two domestic T20 campaigns in England; the only player to have achieved the feat in both 2017 and 2018.

He produced finals day heroics at Edgbaston in 2017, taking 7-36 across the two fixtures as the Outlaws lifted the trophy for the first time.

Alex Hales, Samit Patel and Dan Christian all went unsold.

Fixtures for the tournament are yet to be confirmed, but the competition is expected to take place from 29 March to 19 May. 


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