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14 May 2022
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) have finally announced a replacement for their foreign seam bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile. The South African all-rounder Corbin Bosch has been added to the squad in place of Nathan.
The 34-year-old picked up a calf injury during Rajasthan Royals' opening game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He bowled three overs for the franchise in their first game and conceded 48 runs at an economy rate of 16. He injured himself while trying to bowl the first ball of the final over. Coulter-Nile picked up a calf injury and walked back to the pavilion during his follow-through.
Since then, the injury had refrained him from playing for RR. So, after sitting on the bench for the coming few matches, he flew back to his home in Australia for rehab.
Notably, the seamer was picked by Rajasthan Royals during the 2022 mega-auction for an amount of INR 2 crore. Nathan's replacement, Corbin Bosch, initially formed a part of the team's squad as a net bowler. However, RR had acquired the services of the all-rounder ahead of IPL 2022 owing to his brilliant performance in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge.
He scored 163 runs in the tournament at an average of 81.50 while picking up ten wickets. As far as his records in the shortest format of the game are concerned, he has played 30 T20 matches. In 30 games, Bosch has picked up 17 wickets at an economy rate of 8.16 and an average of 47.7. He also has 151 runs to his name at an average of 18.9.
As per the statement released by the franchise, they shelled out INR 20 lakh to make Corbin Bosch a part of the main squad.
"Corbin Bosch joins Rajasthan Royals as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan Royals (RR) have signed Corbin Bosch as a replacement for Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022,"
"Coulter-Nile suffered a calf injury in March and has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament. His replacement, Corbin Bosch, is a 27-year old all-rounder from South Africa who was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad as a net bowler,"
"He has played 30 T20s, scored 151 runs, and taken 18 wickets. He will join RR at the price of INR 20 Lakh," the statement by Rajasthan Royals read.