South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen to replace Steve Smith in Rajasthan Royals’ squad.The Rajasthan Royals have picked Heinrich Klaasen as the replacement for Steve Smith.
The wicket-keeper batsman was picked for INR 50 lakh from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP) list.
The 27-year-old recently made his international debut against India in 50-over format . He then made his debut in the shortest format of the game in the following three-match T20I series . The whole incident took place during the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town
It seems like Rajasthan Royals have zeroed in on the replacement for Steve Smith– South Africa’s Heinrich Klassen. According to TOI, Rajasthan Royals have already sent a request for the South African to the BCCI . He then made his debut in the shortest format of the game in the following three-match T20I series.
“Klaasen is an amazing player of spin. And he has a vast array of shots, which tempted us to go for him. He plays the reverse sweep very well, something that will be quite useful in the IPL,” the report quoted Zubin Bharucha, Rajasthan Royals’ head of cricket as saying.“Our aim was to get someone who can play spin well because we are pretty sure that spinners will have a big role to play during the IPL,” Bharucha was quoted as saying.