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Assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders Abhishek Nayar has recently said that he is glad to see the young pace bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti finally fit to play. Notably, he has missed the previous two IPL seasons due to injury. 

Nagarkoti has come in the limelight in the Under-19 World Cup in 2018 which India successfully won. After his brilliance, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought him for the 2018 IPL. However, due to back-to-back injuries, he couldn’t play the last two seasons.

But, the franchise has backed him by retaining him for the last two years, and the fast bowler is now gearing up to trouble the batsmen in the cash-rich league. Meanwhile, Nayar also said that he was pleased to see him getting to play finally after a long time.

"All the kids are good within the aspect. Kamlesh, Shivam (Mavi), and all of the boys know the way in particular they’re and what they will do. I believe it’s nice that Kamlesh is match fit and hopefully he’ll stay match fit for the IPL. Personally, I might be very pleased to see the child lastly getting to play after two years. These are thrilling occasions forward," Nayar told Sportstar.

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Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Image Credits: CircleofCricket

Nayar also shared his views on Pat Cummins who was bought by KKR for a huge amount of Rs 15.5 crore and Eoin Morgan for Rs 5.25 crore.

"One of the things we were looking for the team was leadership quality in the group. Brendon and Dinesh were very upfront about it. We thought Morgan and Cummins could add a lot of value. One is a World Cup winner and the other is the No. 1 Test bowler and vice-captain of Australia. This is what we needed. Hopefully, we will have a great season," Nayar concluded.

The 13th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League will begin from September 19.

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