KKR rope in Colin de Grandhomme as Russell's replacement

By: Press Trust of India
Updated: 04 Apr 2017 07:30 AM

Photo: AFP

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday replaced suspended West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell with New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme for the upcoming 10th season of Indian Premier League.

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

De Grandhomme has featured in 6 Tests, 9 ODIs and 8 T20 Internationals for the Black Caps so far. De Grandhomme made his Test debut for New Zealand in late 2016 and marked the occasion with a six-wicket haul.

Kolkata Knight Riders will meet Gujarat Lions in their opening game on April 7 at Rajkot.