Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine. (Credits: Twitter)

KKR were handed massive boost ahead of their clash against SRH on Sunday as Sunil Narine was cleared to bowl. KKR captain Eoin Morgan, however, decided to go into the match without the services of Sunil Narine. He made two changes in the match against SRH as Kuldeep Yadav and Lockie Ferguson stepped in for Chis Green and Prasidh Krishna.

Narine was cleared to bowl again in the ongoing tournament by IPL suspect bowling action committee on Sunday. “KKR requested for an Official Assessment of Mr Narine’s action from the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee, submitting action footage in slow motion with back and side angles,” an official media release said.

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine celebrating a wicket with his KKR teammates (Credits: Twitter)

“The Committee carefully reviewed all the deliveries of action footage sent of Mr Narine with the naked eye and has come to the conclusion that the elbow-bend appears to be within the range of permissible limits. The Committee also noted that Mr. Narine should reproduce the same action going forward in the IPL 2020 matches as presented to the Committee in the video footage.

Mr Narine has now been removed from the IPL Suspect Action Warning List,” the statement added.

Eoin Morgan reveals reason behind not including Sunil Narine against SRH

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan [Photo-IPL]
Morgan said that he wants his side to improve the basics. Premier India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav who was benched for sometime returned back to the side. Morgan said that he did not want Narine to rush into the match and give him sometime before handing him a match in the IPL 2020.

“We will have to improve our basics better, we didn’t do that against MI in our last match. Two changes for us – Kuldeep and Lockie in, for Green and Prasidh. We don’t want to rush Sunil back, we’ll give him some time,” Eoin Morgan said during the toss.

Earlier, Narine helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) salvage a two-run victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). It was a close content but thanks to an economical spell from Sunil Narine, KKR came on top. However, Narine was reported for chucking once again, after his appearance against KXIP.

It was not the first time Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action. It had marred his career earlier as well before he returned to the game with an improved action. However, he was clearly not as effective with his new action.