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IPL 2016: Shaun Tait replaces fellow pacer John Hastings in KKR

Shaun Tait didn't find takers during the IPL auction in February, but will now join Kolkata Knight Riders camp

IPL 2016, IPL, IPL schedules, IPL news, Shaun Tait, Tait KKR, Shaun Tait Australia, Australia Tait, sports news, sports, cricket news, Cricket Shaun Tait will now be a part of KKR in IPL 2016. (Source: AP)

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders has roped in Australian pacer Shaun Tait for the rest of the IPL season, following an ankle injury to fast bowler John Hastings. (Fixtures | Squads)

The 33-year-old pacer, who didn’t find 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 at the third spot with 12 points in the IPL table.

“Pleasure to welcome @shaun_tait32 to @KKRiders family. Welcome Taity!,” Kolkata chief executive Venky Mysore wrote 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 bade adieu to ODI cricket in 2011, had earlier played for now-defunct Rajasthan Royals, taking 23 wickets at an average of 27.82 in 21 matches.

He 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.

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First published on: 12-05-2016 at 16:10 IST
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