KKR named Chameera as Gus Atkinson’s replacement for IPL 2024

Chameera Dushmantha

The Kolkata Knight Riders have named Dushmantha Chameera as Gus Atkinson’s replacement ahead of the IPL 2024.

Gus Atkinson’s replacement for IPL 2024

Sri Lankan pacer Chameera will be replacing the pacer Gus Atkinson in the Kolkata Knight Riders Squad ahead of the upcoming IPL season.

The England Cricket Board has decided to rest the player to manage his schedule after a long winter away.

“Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have named Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement for England pacer Gus Atkinson for the upcoming edition of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024,” the IPL release said.

“Chameera will join KKR at a reserve price of INR 50 Lakh. The Sri Lankan speedster, who is known for his pace, and can trouble the batters with his swing and seam movements, was a part of Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 and 2021 IPL seasons, respectively.”

“He represented Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 season, where he picked up nine wickets from 12 matches,” it further added.

Atkinson’s has been bought by KKR for a base price of INR one crore during the IPL 2024 auction. The player was set to play in the IPL for the first time, but after withdrawing from the tournament, Atkinson had to wait to feature in the Indian domestic league.

We have prepared an article on the overall withdrawal players‘ list and replacement players‘ list for IPL fans.

On the other hand, Chameera who registered for the IPL 2024 with a base price of INR 50 lakhs went unsold during the auction. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Lucknow Super Giants in the previous seasons.

He has played 12 IPL games so far taking nine wickets with an economy of 8.73. Kolkata franchise made a record on buying Mitchell Starc for INR 24.75 which is the most expensive buy in the mini-auction.

With the dates have been confirmed, the IPL 2024 schedule will be announced soon after the polling dates for local elections in India have been finalized by the election commission.

BCCI and the Election Commission of India are working together to finalize the dates of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League.