IPL 2024
Rajasthan Royals’ Squad Update: Tanush Kotian Replaces Zampa Ahead Of IPL 2024
By CricShots - Mar 22, 2024 3:14 pm
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Rajasthan Royals have made a significant change to their squad ahead of the IPL 2024 season, replacing Australian spinner Adam Zampa with Mumbai’s rising star Tanush Kotian. Zampa’s sudden withdrawal due to personal reasons prompted the franchise to swiftly enlist Kotian, who showcased remarkable performances for Mumbai during the Ranji Trophy 2023-24 season.

Tanush Kotian
Tanush Kotian

Zampa’s decision to opt out of the IPL season came as a surprise, given his notable contributions to Australia’s victorious ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. Nonetheless, Rajasthan Royals wasted no time in securing Kotian’s services, recognizing his exceptional talent with both bat and ball during Mumbai’s triumphant Ranji Trophy campaign.

Kotian’s arrival adds depth and versatility to the Rajasthan Royals squad, with the young all-rounder joining the team for his base price of 20 Lakh rupees. Meanwhile, in another roster adjustment, Gujarat Titans bolstered their lineup by bringing in wicketkeeper-batter B R Sharath as a replacement for the injured Robin Minz.

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The IPL official statement highlighted Sharath’s credentials, emphasizing his experience representing Karnataka in domestic cricket across various formats. With a commendable track record in T20s, First-Class, and List A matches, Sharath’s addition is expected to bolster Gujarat Titans’ squad for the upcoming season.

 

On the other hand, Tanush Kotian’s recent performances in first-class cricket have earned him widespread acclaim. Throughout the Ranji Trophy season, Kotian demonstrated his prowess by claiming 29 wickets in 10 matches at an impressive average of 16.96.

Additionally, his contributions with the bat, including a crucial unbeaten 120 against Baroda and an impactful 89 in the semi-final against Tamil Nadu, underscore his value as a versatile all-rounder.

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With the IPL 2024 opener fast approaching, Rajasthan Royals will rely on Kotian’s skills to make an immediate impact in their campaign. As they gear up to face Lucknow Super Giants on March 24, Kotian’s inclusion brings renewed vigor and depth to the Rajasthan Royals lineup, setting the stage for an exciting start to the tournament.