Punjab Kings on Friday roped in Nathan Ellis, a day after he became as soon as inducted in Australia’s squad as a reserve player for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.
Nathan Ellis celebrates his hat-trick towards Bangladesh.
Punjab Kings on Friday roped in Nathan Ellis, a day after he became as soon as inducted in Australia’s squad as a reserve player for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup. The approach became as soon as confirmed in a memoir on Cricbuzz, which added that Australian duo – Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith – will not take share within the rest suits of Indian Premier League, which will likely be played in UAE.
“We were now not mindful of the fitness draw of Jhye and Riley till the day previous to this (August 18). That they can now not be share of the IPL became as soon as identified simplest after the Cricket Australia press convention. We occupy signed Elis as a alternative player. We can assert the second alternative in a day or two,” the franchise CEO Satish Mohan became as soon as quoted as announcing within the memoir.
“We’re in talks with a number of avid gamers. Anil (Kumble, the head coach) will finalise rapidly,” he added.
Earlier on Thursday, the 26-year-outmoded Ellis became as soon as named as even handed one of three Australian reserve avid gamers for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will observe the IPL.
The approach comes decrease than a fortnight after he picked up a hat-trick on global debut towards Bangladesh in Dhaka. His wickets towards Bangladesh incorporated Mahdmullah, Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman off the last three balls of the innings as he grew to change into the main cricketer to take a hat-trick on T20I debut. He joined Brett Lee and Ashton Agar to change into the third Australian to take a hat-trick in a T20 World match.
Ellis went unsold within the player auction in January.
– with PTI inputs