You are bound to attract attention when you get Kumar Sangakkara out with your first ever delivery in the CPL. That's how Ali Khan, the electric pacer from USA, first made the headlines.
Ali switched from GAW to TKR in 2018, and under Bravo's leadership, bagged 16 wickets in 12 games to finish in the top-five wicket takers of the tournament that year.
He a Pakistan-born American national, who has represented the United States of America in a number of matches, including those at the K.A. Auty Cup - the first and longest running international cricketing fixture in North America.
Ali made his name with his pace-bowling prowess, and was among the earliest players from the USA to be picked in the Caribbean Premier League.
A number of injuries have come in the way of Ali’s progress as a full-time cricketer, but he fought through them to be picked by us, as a replacement for Ronsford Beaton, in 2018.
Ali was a part of the Canada Global Twenty20 tournament, playing for Winnipeg Hawks, where he spent a lot of time working on his skills alongside Pakistan legend Waqar Younis. Dwayne Bravo also helped Ali polish his skills, according to the Ohio-based cricketer.
Ali would be rearing to make the most out of the platform he has created for himself is the last few seasons, and spearhead the Knight Riders in our journey to bring back the title.