As a replacement for Gus Atkinson, the Kolkata Knight Riders named Dushmantha Chameera

Another fast bowler for the England cricket team has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League 2024 season. After Mark Wood, 26-year-old Gus Atkinson will not be taking part in the league, scheduled to take place just ahead of the T20 World Cup, set to be played in June this year.
The IPL release said, "Kolkata Knight Riders have named Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement for England pacer Gus Atkinson for the upcoming edition of the TATA Indian Premier League 2024.”
It further added, “Chameera will join KKR at a reserve price of INR 50 lakh. The Sri Lankan speedster, who is known for his pace and can trouble the batters with his swing and seam movements, was a part of the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 and 2021 IPL seasons, respectively. He represented Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 season, where he picked up nine wickets from 12 matches.”
No reason was provided for Atkinson’s withdrawal, much like in the case of Mark Wood. It was, however, reported in the English media that the ECB had pulled the player out of the tournament to manage his workload ahead of the ICC tournament.

Feb 19, 2024 11:49 AM