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Gujarat Titans (GT) have signed Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz as a substitute for the England batter Jason Roy for the 15th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). Gurbaz will be a backup for Australian wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade.
Jason Roy has withdrawn from the IPL 2022 citing relatives explanations and bubble exhaustion. Jason Roy was picked by Gujarat Titans for Rs 2 crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Gurbaz has performed 20 T20Is and has 534 operates in opposition to his name with the assist of 3 50 %-centuries and a strike price close to 138 in the T20 internationals.
Gurbaz, who joins Gujarat Titans at his foundation value of Rs 50 Lakh, will be the third Afghanistan cricketer alongside Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad to aspect for the franchise. He also gets to be the fifth Afghan in the league which also has Mohammad Nabi (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Fazalhaq Farooqi (Sunrisers Hyderabad) from the state.
Gujarat Titans, who will be producing their IPL debut this calendar year, will encounter Lucknow Tremendous Giants in their very first video game of the TATA IPL 2022 on March 28 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Vikram Solanki, the Gujarat Titans’ director of cricket explained, “Whilst it is disappointing that Jason will not be a section of our marketing campaign this yr, we are aware of the health and properly-currently being of players in these times. We desire Jason properly and look forward to his return to the subject. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a person of the promising younger batters to emerge from Afghanistan and we think he is an ideal replacement for Jason. Gurbaz is an attacking batter and fits into our designs for the Gujarat Titans. He has offered a excellent account of his expertise in international cricket and a couple of tournaments all around the globe.”