Kolkata Knight Riders Rope In Shaun Tait For Injured John Hastings

Updated: 12 May 2016 16:15 IST

Kolkata Knight Riders have bolstered their pace attack by roping in Aussie pacer Shaun Tait in place of John Hastings

Kolkata Knight Riders Rope In Shaun Tait For Injured John Hastings
Australian pacer Shaun Tait will replace John Hastings in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad. (Image credit: Venky Mysore/Twitter) © Twitter

Shaun Tait, who was unsold in the IPL auctions in February this year, has been roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders. Tait will replace fellow-Australian pacer John Hastings, who ended his stint with KKR after an ankle injury.

Tait's last T20 international was against India in Sydney on January 31. He played for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League in February this year.

Tait has played in the IPL before. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals team. A regular in the Australian Big Bash League, Tait also played for Glamorgan in the second half of the NatWest T20 Blast tournament.

KKR have one of the best bowling attacks in the IPL. Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel have shouldered the pace attack with Andre Russell. The addition of Tait will add to the sting.

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Topics mentioned in this article IPL 9 Kolkata Knight Riders Shaun Tait John Hastings Umesh Yadav Morne Morkel Cricket
Highlights
  • Kolkata Knight Riders sign up Aussie pacer Shaun Tait
  • Shaun Tait replaces injured quickie John Hastings
  • Shaun Tait was unsold in the IPL auctions in February
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