IPL 2024 Updates: Maharaj Replaces Krishna at Rajasthan Royals, KKR Signs Young Afghan Spinner

Maharaj Replaces Krishna

As IPL 2024 is approaching every franchise is looking for the best option to survive in this epic battle. KKR and Rajasthan have introduced two new players in their team.

The Rajasthan Royals have signed the experienced South African spinner Keshav Maharaj as a replacement for their injured pacer, Prasidh Krishna. Krishna underwent surgery on his left quadriceps tendon and is out for the entire IPL season.  Maharaj, a left-arm spinner with a proven track record in international cricket, was brought in for his base price of INR 50 lakh. He adds depth and experience to the Royals’ spin attack.

The Kolkata Knight Riders surprised fans by signing a relatively unknown player – 16-year-old Afghan spinner Allah Ghazanfar. Ghazanfar, who recently made his international debut in ODIs against Ireland, has impressed with his skills at the U-19 World Cup earlier this year. He joined KKR as a replacement for the injured Mujeeb Ur Rahman for his base price of INR 20 lakh. This move signifies KKR’s willingness to invest in young talent and potentially unearth a future star.

Rajasthan Royals Updated Squad: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, Navdeep Saini, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Trent Boult, Donovan Ferreira, Kuldeep Sen, Kunal Rathore, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger, Keshav Maharaj.

Kolkata Knight Riders Updated Squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, KS Bharat (wk), Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain, Allah Ghazanfar.

These replacements add a new dimension to the IPL narrative. With Maharaj’s experience and Ghazanfar’s youthful exuberance, both teams have bolstered their squads for the remaining matches. Cricket fans will be eager to see how these new additions perform on the big stage.

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