Australian paceman Matt Kelly will replace injured Anrich Nortje at Kolkata Knight Riders for the rest of the IPL season, the franchise announced on Thursday.
Kelly, who has played 16 first-class matches, five List A games and 12 T20s, is set to make his debut in the T20 tournament.
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Nortje, who is expected to be in South Africa's squad for the World Cup in May, withdrew ahead of the IPL season with a shoulder injury.
Kolkata Knight Riders will face Delhi Capitals on Friday.