IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz replace Jason Roy at Gujarat Titans, GT now has 3 Afghan players in squad

IPL 2022 – Rahmanullah Gurbaz replace Jason Roy – After being ignored at the IPL 2022 Auction, Afghanistan’s 20-year-old opening batsman Rahmanullah…

IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz likely to replace Jason Roy at Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans - Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates
IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz likely to replace Jason Roy at Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans - Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates

IPL 2022 – Rahmanullah Gurbaz replace Jason Roy – After being ignored at the IPL 2022 Auction, Afghanistan’s 20-year-old opening batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz has got his first IPL Deal. The Afghan wicketkeeper-batsman has replaced Jason Roy in the Gujarat Titans Squad. For the 20-year-old, it will be his first IPL stint. Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

Gurbaz will become the third Afghanistan player at Gujarat Titans. InsideSport has learnt that Gurbaz has been picked at his base price of INR 50 lakh (approx $66,000) for one season.
It is worth noting that Roy, who has taken an indefinite break from cricket, was bought by Titans at the auction for his base price of INR 2 crore.
Gurbaz will be the 3rd Afghanistan player in GT SQUAD. Rashid Khan & 16 year old spin sensation Noor Ahmad have alread bagged contracts with Titans.

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IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz replace Jason Roy at Gujarat Titans, GT now has 3 Afghan players in squad

 

IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz likely to replace Jason Roy at Gujarat Titans

Rahmanullah Gurbaz replace Jason Roy: Apart from having a 150-plus career T20 strike rate as an opener, Gurbaz is also a handy wicketkeeper, which makes him a multi utility player. The most exciting aspect is the 20-year-old’s ability to clear the ropes. He has hit 113 sixes in 69 career T20 games.

He has played 9 ODIs and 12 T20Is in his short but exciting career so far. Gujarat Titans are yet to officially announce Gurbaz as a replacement as they await the BCCI green light. But it is understood that the team think-tank has taken extensive inputs from premier spinner Rashid Khan, who has also been Gurbaz’s senior in the Afghanistan team.

IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz likely to replace Jason Roy at Gujarat Titans

IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz likely to replace Jason Roy at Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans Squad: Gurbaz’s entry can also solve another issue for Titans and that’s the ‘keeping crisis.

Matthew Wade will only be available in the second week of IPL and the only other ‘keeper in the roster is Wriddhiman Saha, whom they may be compelled to play despite not such a great T20 record in recent times.

Gurbaz’s entry might lessen the worry of head coach Ashish Nehra and captain Hardik Pandya.

Gurbaz has been a sought-after name in franchise cricket having played for Multan Sultans and Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League, Kandy Tuskers in Lanka Premier League and Khulna Tigers in Bangladesh Premier League.

IPL 2022: Afghanistan sensation Rahmanullah Gurbaz likely to replace Jason Roy at Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans Squad IPL 2022: Retained: Hardik Pandya (C), Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Auction picks: Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy (pulled out), Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Dominic Drakes, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudharshan

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