Kolkata Knight Riders officials posted videos on their social media account and wrote: All the way from the US of A! Welcome to #KKR, @IamAlikhan23.
All the way from the US of A! ??
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 14, 2020
As per the BCCI protocols for the IPL 2020 bio-secure bubble in the UAE, Ali will have to undergo a mandatory six-day quarantine period and have to clear three COVID-19 tests before joining the squad in the practice nets.
The 29-year-old comes in on the back of a good season with the Trinbago Knight Riders, the CPL franchise with the same parent company as KKR, in which they won all 12 matches to seal the title. In CPL 2020, he took eight wickets in eight matches.
IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Full Schedule
|Day and date||Teams (opponent)||Time (in IST)||Venue|
|Wednesday, September 23||Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Saturday, September 26||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Wednesday, September 30||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|Saturday, October 3||Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Wednesday, October 7||Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Saturday, October 10||Kings XI Punjab||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Monday, October 12||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Friday, October 16||Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Sunday, October 18||Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Wednesday, October 21||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Saturday, October 24||Delhi Capitals||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Monday, October 26||Kings XI Punjab||3:30 PM||Sharjah|
|Thursday, October 29||Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|Sunday, November 1||Rajasthan Royals||3:30 PM||Dubai|