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Shock for KKR, Jason Roy out of IPL 2024 due to personal reasons; Phil Salt steps in as replacement

Bad news for KKR fans, Jason Roy withdrew his name from IPL 2024 due to personal reasons, Phil Salt has been included as the opening batsman in his place.

Jason Roy
Jason Roy withdrew his name from IPL 2024 due to personal reasons.

Phol Salt will be seen playing for KKR in 2024.

Phil Salt, who plays for Delhi Capitals, was not bought in this year’s auction which was held in Dubai in December 2023. Delhi Capitals did not bid on him this time and he remained unsold during the auction but KKR bought him. Jason Roy was a backbone for KKR but he has shocked the franchise by withdrawing his name.

Jason Roy’s IPL stats and KKR’s bold move with Phil Salt

Jason Roy has played 21 matches in the IPL so far in which he has scored 614 runs at a strike rate of 189, his highest score is 91 not out innings which came against Royal Challengers Bangalore, his IPL debut was in 2017. For KKR, he scored 285 runs while playing 8 matches in 2023, in which his highest score was 61 runs. However, in the last season, his strike rate had improved which was 152. However, in this time’s IPL, he was bought for Rs 2.80 crore, which was more than the rest of the season. In 2022, he was bought by Gujarat Titan for Rs 2 crore.

Wicketkeeper batsman Salt had scored 2 centuries against West Indies while playing for England, in the fourth T20 he scored the highest century for England in 48 balls, which shows his talent that he is a lethal batsman in the T20 format. Considering this, KKR scored 27. Betted on year old Salt and sold him for Rs 1.5 crore.

“Kolkata Knight Riders’ Jason Roy has withdrawn from the upcoming Tata IPL 2024 due to personal reasons. Phil Salt is being included as his replacement,” the IPL media said.

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Phil Salt’s impact, KKR gets extra wicketkeeper

Talking about Phil Salt’s IPL career, till now he has played a total of 9 matches in IPL while playing for Delhi Capitals in which he has scored 218 runs with a strike rake of 164 which includes his 2 half centuries and his highest score is 87 runs. Is being. Last year in 2023, he was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore. Playing for England, he has scored 639 runs in 21 matches in T20.

KKR now has an extra wicketkeeper available. There have been shake-ups in KKR’s squad before, including Gus Atkinson who the ECB wanted to manage his workload. Gus Atkinson was part of the England team that was to play Test on India tour. But Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera was also included in his place. Dushmantha Chameera has played 12 matches in the IPL so far in which he has taken 9 wickets at an economy rate of around 9. Mitchell Starc will be available as a bowler to support him.

KKR IPL 2024 Current Squad

Players: Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc, Ramandeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Chetan Sakariya, Sakib Hussain, Manish Pandey, Venkatesh Iyer, Gus Atkinson, Andre Russell, KS Bharat, Rinku Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sherfane Rutherford, Mujeeb Rahman, Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Phil Salt”



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