The Rajasthan Royals have signed South African pacer Corbin Bosch as a replacement for Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile for their remaining matches of the IPL 2022 on Saturday. RR, the inaugural IPL champions, lost Coulter-Nile when he suffered a calf injury in March and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
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“His replacement, Corbin Bosch, is a versatile 27-year-old from South Africa who was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad as a net bowler. He bowled 30 T20s, scored 151 runs and won 18 wickets. He will join RR at the cost of INR 20 lakh,” the IPL said in a press release on Saturday.
Bosch represented South Africa at the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and made his first-class debut for the Titans in the 2017-18 Sunfoil Series.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Lucknow Super Giants at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday and complete their preliminary league commitments in IPL 2022 with a game against Chennai Super Kings on May 20.
RR suffered an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals in their previous outing. “Very disappointing night. We were a few runs short and a few wickets short. It was a two-speed wicket when we were at bat, we thought we were 15 short. We had some bad luck with a few catches falling in front and one hitting the stumps but the bail didn’t go up,” RR captain Sanju Samson said after the match.
They are currently third in the points table with 14 points, ahead of Royal Challengers Bangalore on net run rate. RR have started their campaign with two straight wins and have had a decent season so far with seven wins and five losses in 12 matches so far.
RR will face LSG for the second time this season after beating them by three points last month at Wankhede Stadium.
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