Rajasthan Royals bring in Sandeep Sharma as a replacement for injured Prasidh Krishna ahead of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, the franchise confirmed on Monday, March 27.
Earlier, Sandeep went unsold during the IPL 2023 auction. However, he has significant experience playing in the IPL, having picked up 114 wickets from 104 IPL games at an economy rate of 7.77.
“Fast bowler Sandeep Sharma will represent Rajasthan Royals this season after being signed as a replacement for Prasidh Krishna. Picked for his base price of INR 50 lakh, Sandeep is one of the most senior bowlers in the tournament with over 100 wickets and 10 seasons of experience under his belt,” a media release by RR stated.
Prasidh, who last played for India in August 2022 during India’s tour of Zimbabwe, has been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. He will be a big miss for Rajasthan Royals as he looked in great touch last year, picking up 19 wickets in 17 games at an economy rate of 8.29.