Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders has roped in Australian pacer Shaun Tait for the remainder of this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), following an ankle injury to fast bowler John Hastings.
The 33-year-old pacer, who didn’t find any takers during the IPL auction in February, will now join fellow Australians Chris Lynn and Brad Hogg at the Kolkata-based team, which is currently in third spot with 12 points in the IPL standings.
Knight Riders chief executive Venky Mysore announced Tait’s inclusion on his Twitter page.
Tait joined the team on Wednesday and was present at the training session for KKR, who will take on Rising Pune Supergiants on Saturday.
Tait, who retired from ODI cricket in 2011, had earlier played for the now-defunct Rajasthan Royals, taking 23 wickets at an average of 27.82 in 21 matches. He has also played in Australia’s Big Bash league.
He took 62 wickets at an average of 23.56 in 35 ODIs and 28 wickets at 21.03 in the 21 T20 Internationals that he played for Australia.