Sandeep Sharma Replaces Prasidh Krishna At Rajasthan Royals

The IPL 2023 is just a few days away and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have signed on Sandeep Sharma as a replacement for injured pacer Prasidh Krishna for the upcoming season. The RR franchise had made it into the finals of the IPL 2022 and will want to go further and win the title this time.

However, one of the vital players in their journey to the IPL 2022 final, Prasidh Krishna will not be with them after he was ruled out due to a stress fracture to his back, for which he has undergone surgery.

Sandeep Sharma, who played for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022, went unsold in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. But many franchises including Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals were reportedly interested in signing him as a replacement for the upcoming season for the injured Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.

Sandeep, who hails from Punjab was recently seen at the RR training camp at the SMS stadium in Jaipur, was then picked for his base price of INR 50 lakh by the IPL 2022 finalists. Sandeep Sharma is a veteran of 104 IPL games, where he has picked up 114 wickets at an average of 26.33, with 4/20 as his best figures. He has enjoyed fair success with Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad franchises over the years.

Sandeep Sharma. PC-RR Twitter

Prasidh Krishna Ruled Out Of IPL 2023 Due To Stress Fracture To His Back

Actually, Krishna, who was bought by RR for INR 10 crores in IPL 2022 auction, has been out since the Zimbabwe series last year. Krishna then suffered a stress fracture during his rehab at the NCA and was ruled out for a few more months including the IPL.

Krishna, who hails from Karnataka, has been brilliant in IPL, picking 51 wickets in 49 matches in IPL, after making his debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a best of 4/30 and economy of 8.92.

Prasidh Krishna. PC- RR
Prasidh Krishna. PC- RR

For India as well, Krishna has picked 25 wickets in 14 ODIs including 4/12, his best bowling figures, which came on his debut.

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