It’s been a dream few weeks for Australian pacer Nathan Ellis since donning the national jersey. The pacer had a memorable debut and became the first bowler to take a hattrick in his maiden T20I game. He then delivered another brilliant performance in the second T20I against Bangladesh and returned with figures of 2 – 16.
The pacer has been rewarded for his impressive show with an IPL deal. Playing IPL is a dream for any aspiring cricketer and to get it with just two matches under his belt will be some experience for Ellis. As many as three franchises approached Ellis for an IPL contract and the Australian decided to join Punjab Kings. Kings’ roped in Nathan Ellis after their overseas pacers, Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson pulled out of the second leg.
Meanwhile, Ellis has reacted to his new association with Punjab Kings and said he is super excited to be part of the franchise.
”Hi everyone, Nathan Ellis here. Super excited to be joining the Punjab Kings for the 2021 IPL resumption in the UAE. Few more days in the quarantine for me and then I’ll be out and ready to go. So, see you, everyone, soon. Cheers!”
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Ellis’ impressive outing in Bangladesh meant that Australia named him as one of the reserve players in their World Cup squad. The marquee event will be played in UAE and is scheduled to get underway on October 17, two days after the IPL final.