IPL 2024: Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Titans Welcome Two New Players. They Are…


Adam Zampa has withdrawn his name from IPL 2024© BCCI/Sportzpix

Mumbai troublemaker Tanush Kotian, who played a key role in their record 42nd Ranji Trophy win this season, was on Friday included by Rajasthan Royals as a replacement for Australian Adam Zampa. IPL announced that Kotian joined at his base price of Rs 20 lakh. Zampa, who took eight wickets in six matches for the Royals last season, was retained on his Rs 1.5 crore contract but the Australian leg spinner pulled out of his name citing heavy workload in preparation for the T20 World Cup in June. Has taken back.

Kotian, an off-spinner and a good lower-order batsman, was expected to get an IPL contract in 2023 after playing a key role in Mumbai's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy win, but he was reported for a suspect bowling action.

But the 25-year-old showed courage to make a comeback and became the player-of-the-tournament (502 runs and 29 wickets) in Mumbai's Ranji Trophy win this season.

Kotian, who usually bats at No. 8, scored an unbeaten 120 in the second innings and followed it up with an unbeaten 89 in the quarter-final and semi-final games against Baroda and Tamil Nadu respectively.

The IPL also announced Karnataka wicketkeeper-batsman BR Sharath as Robin Minz's replacement at Gujarat Titans.

Jharkhand's Minj was ruled out after being injured in a motorcycle accident recently.

Sharath, who has represented Karnataka in domestic cricket, has so far played 20 first-class matches and 43 List A games, apart from 28 T20 matches and has 328 T20 runs in his name.

He will join GT for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

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