Gujarat Lions bring in Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni

Indo Asian News Service

Rajkot, April 26 (IANS) Gujarat Lions have signed all-rounders Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni as replacements for the injured Dwayne Bravo and Shivil Kaushik for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign.

While Bravo failed to recover in time from a hamstring injury, Kaushik featured in three matches before being ruled out of the tournament.

Bravo has been replaced by Pathan, who has represented India in 29 Tests, 120 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 24 Twenty20 Internationals. Pathan last played for the Rising Pune Supergiant and will now represent his sixth IPL franchise.

Kaushik's replacement is the 23-year-old Soni, an all-rounder from Mumbai.

Gujarat Lions' next encounter is against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday at Bengaluru.