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Ingress of the new Royal

Rajasthan Royals faced an embarrassing defeat against Sunrisers at Hyderabad. Dubious batting was the main reason for their loss but lack of depth in their bowling should bother them and moreover, there is no proper "spin wizard" for the Royals.

To overcome the void created by the lack of a proper spinner, the Royals franchise named Ish Sodhi as the replacement for the injured Zahir Khan.

The 19-year-old Afghan chinaman isn't fit to make his presence in the playing XI and this prompted the management to replace him with a new bee.

Zahir Khan played a vital role in the ICC under- 19 World Cup held at New Zealand earlier this year, his contribution in taking the Afghan team to the semifinals was paramount and also was well appreciated by the experts all over the world. 

Sodhi currently being the no:4 ranked T20I bowler has been bought at his base price of 50 lakh.

Sodhi featured in 26 T20I's and picked 36 wickets at an economy of 7.4 for the Kiwis; Sodhi's inclusion can certainly make the bowling lineup look formidable as he can display his mettle in the middle overs.

He is expected to join the Royals camp in a couple of days and it will be interesting to see his performance in the squad as he will be assisted by the legend Shane Warne in the nets.

With the subcontinent conditions assisting spin, Sodhi will be looking to make his opportunities count and play an anchor role in Royal's dream of lifting the championship trophy.


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