Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer and Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Avesh Khan have been instructed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to stay in UAE after the completion of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). The duo will join the team as net bowlers for the upcoming International T20 Cup, which is set to begin on October 17.
Iyer and Avesh will join SRH pacer Umran Malik, who was earlier told by BCCI to stay in UAE to help the Indian team in practice sessions. Iyer and Avesh are having a good season for KKR and DC respectively in the ongoing IPL. The former has taken on the oppositions with relative ease and has displayed his all-around skills. So far, the southpaw has scored 265 runs and picked up three wickets. His blistering starts upfront for KKR have helped the team post good scores.
Meanwhile, Avesh has been relentless with his pace and control. In a team boasting of names like Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, Avesh has held his own by chipping in with regular wickets. The right-arm pacer currently has 23 wickets at a brilliant average of 18.61.
Avesh was also part of the team during India’s five-match Test series against England as one of the five standby players. However, he had to return home after sustaining a thumb injury. After the conclusion of the IPL, the Indian team will gear up for the International T20 Cup by playing two warm-up matches against England and Australia on October 18 and 20 respectively.