Sandeep Sharma replaces injured Prasidh Krishna at Rajasthan Royals; Matthew Short joins Punjab Kings as Bairstow’s replacement | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings have signed an uncapped Australian all-rounder Matthew Short replacing Jonny Bairstow when he was a Punjabi tailoring veteran Sandep Sharma will replace the injured Prasidh Krishna in the Rajasthan Royals squad for IPL 2023.
“This will be Short’s first IPL season. The opening hitter was named Player of the Tournament in the recent edition of the Big Bash League for scoring 458 runs and taking 11 wickets with his offset. Short was signed for his base price of Rs 20 lakh,” a press release from IPL said.
It was a lucky break for Sandeep, who has 114 wickets in 104 IPL matches at a save rate of 7.77, as he was not auctioned.

“Fast bowler Sandeep Sharma will represent the Rajasthan Royals this season after being signed as a replacement for Prasidh Krishna.
“Chosen for his base price of Rs 50 lakh, Sandeep is one of the most experienced bowlers in the tournament with over 100 wickets and 10 seasons of experience under his belt,” the statement further read.


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