3 Players Who Can Replace Prasidh Krishna in RR Squad for IPL 2024

Prasidh Krishna has been ruled out of IPL 2024 
Prasidh Krishna has been ruled out of IPL 2024 

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, Rajasthan Royals find themselves at a crucial crossroads. One of their main bowlers, Prasidh Krishna has been sidelined for the entire IPL 2024 season due to the rehabilitation process after undergoing quadriceps surgery.

Krishna's absence is a chasm that has threatened to destabilize their bowling depth and on-field dynamics. As the Royals face the challenging task of filling this void, the cricketing fraternity is abuzz with speculation on who could step into the breach and help the team steer through these stormy waters.

3 Potential Prasidh Krishna Replacements for IPL 2024

The Royals will have to go back to the drawing board as they seek a suitable replacement for their pace spearhead. With the search for Prasidh Krishna’s replacement intensifying, we, at OneCricket, take a look at 3 players who can replace the lanky speedster in RR Squad 2024.

1. Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Instagram)Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Instagram)

First on the list is Kamlesh Nagarkoti, whose journey has been a roller coaster of high expectations marred by injuries. Despite a setback at the IPL 2024 auction where he found no takers, Nagarkoti's raw pace and aggressive bowling style mirror Krishna's attributes. His history with injuries might raise eyebrows, but his talent is unquestionable. 

The Royals might see in him a hungry player who’s itching to make his mark, especially given his underutilized potential since his U19 days. If fitness concerns can be put to rest, Nagarkoti could very well be the silver lining the Royals need in Krishna's absence.

2. Raj Bawa

Raj Bawa (Instagram)Raj Bawa (Instagram)

Fast-bowling all-rounder, Raj Bawa, who shone in the U-19 World Cup 2022, is another name to consider. Despite going unsold in the auction, Bawa's credentials speak volumes—his ability to swing matches with both bat and ball could provide Rajasthan Royals a double edge they've been missing. 

The former Punjab Kings player's performance in the Syed Ali Mushtaq Trophy 2023-24, where he picked 7 wickets in as many matches at an average of 18.71 and a terrific economy of 7.70, suggests that he's a ticking time bomb ready to explode on the IPL stage. With the team looking for reinforcements and all-rounder Riyan Parag’s consistent failures in the IPL, Bawa's inclusion could be a masterstroke, potentially turning RR’s fortunes around as they chase their second IPL trophy.

3. Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan (Instagram)Sarfaraz Khan (Instagram)

Lastly, Sarfaraz Khan, though not a like-for-like replacement for Krishna, brings a different dimension to the table. Fresh off his Test debut for India, Sarfaraz's brilliant form with the bat could be an asset for the Royals in the lower middle order. 

The right-hander scored three fifties in five innings against England and showed what he’s capable of. Known for his cheekiness and innovative shots, he could add the much-needed firepower towards the innings' tail end, turning the screws when it matters most. Sarfaraz's inclusion could be the curveball that opponents might struggle to counter in IPL 2024.