27 Aug 2020: Shoulder injury forces Gurney to miss IPL 2020, Vitality Blast
The left-arm seamer, who has 190 wickets in T20s, will undergo surgery in September.
Gurney was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in the IPL.
He had made his IPL debut in the 2019 season.
Here are further details.
Fact: I'm devastated to have to miss the Blast: Gurney
Gurney, who plays for Notts Outlaws in the Vitality Blast, said he is 'devastated'. "Having gone through the same frustrations as everyone this year in waiting for cricket to restart, I'm devastated to have to miss the Blast," he was quoted as saying by trentbridge.co.uk.
Moments: Gurney's proudest moments have been with the Notts
Gurney added that some of the proudest moments of his career have been with the Notts.
"Some of the proudest moments in my career have been with Notts, and nothing quite compares to being out on the field at Trent Bridge competing for trophies with some of my best mates. To have that taken away for a year is tough," he added.
Loss: Coach Peter Moores dejected after losing Gurney
Gurney was Notts Outlaws' highest wicket-taker in the T20 Blast last year, claiming 22 scalps.
"Harry would improve any T20 side in the world, so it's a blow to lose him for this year's tournament," said head coach Peter Moores.
"With the experience and expertise he's gained from a global white-ball career, he's become a real leader in our limited-overs dressing room," he added,
Fact: Blow for KKR ahead of IPL 2020 season
Meanwhile, the IPL 2020 season begins on September 19 in the UAE. It's a blow for KKR, who are yet to give an official word on the replacement. Gurney has played 8 matches for KKR in the IPL, picking up 7 wickets.