The West Indies spinner Sunil Narine was reported for illegal bowling action while representing Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League against Quetta Gladiators. His participation in IPL 2018 fell in doubt now. He is currently playing for the ongoing third edition of PSL.He was added to the warning list but was not stopped from bowling in the ongoing series. The team has only one match left to play. The player will be prohibited from bowling if he was reported against by the officials regarding his suspicious bowling action. But his participation in the IPL became doubtful. If he withdraws his participation in the IPL, the KKR has to look out for a competent overseas spinner. Here are some of the overseas spinners the franchise can make a try on.
- Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi is a classical leg-spinner. He is good at bowling googly in a typical style. He is one of the top bowlers in the history of T20I cricket. The base price on him is Rs.50 lakh which may lure some franchises. This New Zealand spinner is worth a try.
- Samuel Badree
He is a precious bowler with an average of 18.72 and economy rate less than 6 in the T20Is. Unfortunately, he was not successful in the IPL as he succeeded in the short-cricket on the international grounds. He is not a classical leg-spinner and can thrash the right-handers with his bowling action. His style is unpredictable. His main weapon is accuracy that often makes the batsman’s mistake a leg-before-wicket or makes him bowled.
- Tabraiz Shamsi
This South African spinner made a good performance against India. He succeeded to restrict skilled batsmen like Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier but could not make a mark. He may not be consistent all the time in line and length but good at picking wickets.
- Adam Zampa
This 26-year old spinner did an impressive performance in the IPL for Rising Pune Super Giants. He is a successful spinner in all the seasons he played for the team. This Australian bowler has an average of 14.63 at an economy rate of 7.54 runs in his 11 IPL matches. His googly and flipper are unpredictable by the batsman. He is in impressive form since 12-18 months.
- Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon is one of the best spinners in the World in the context of Test-cricket. But he did not have a good record in the T20 format. He played a few matches in the Big Bash League and was a miser in his economy rate. He represented Sydney Sixers in that tournament. He is a skilled bowler who can make a decent bounce. He is the thinking bowler the franchise may look for right now.