KKR's Nitish Rana tested positive for COVID-19
According to the reports, the Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently in quarantine and not with the rest of the KKR camp.
The reports said that he has returned from Goa where he travelled for a vacation. He was tested positive for the coronavirus a couple of days ago.
Just before the start of the upcoming season of IPL, the Kolkata franchise has been hit by a huge blow. The players who have to participate in the tournament, have to be in quarantine before entering the bio-secure bubble.
The reports are unconfirmed and there has been no official word on the matter from the franchise. But, reports say that he is in isolation and being monitored by doctors in the hotel.
The left-handed batsman is one of the important players on the KKR side. He is expected to bat at the number three spot this season. Rana is one of their few players who is performing consistently in the last 4 seasons.
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He has plundered over 300 runs in each of his last four IPL seasons. Even though he failed to perform consistently last season, he has managed to score 352 runs at a good strike-rate of 138.58.
The Morgan-led side will play their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 11th April. In addition to that, fans are very excited to watch the IPL in India as the previous edition of the contest was hosted by United Arab Emirate (UAE) after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.