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3 Spinners KKR Can Consider as Replacement for Mujeeb Ur Rahman in IPL 2024

Here are three spinners the two-time IPL champions can consider as potential replacements for Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the upcoming season.

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are reportedly exploring options for a potential replacement for Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman in case he is unavailable for the upcoming IPL 2024 season. Rahman, who was acquired by the franchise for INR 2 crore, might miss the tournament due to uncertainties surrounding his participation following the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s decision to sanction him, along with Fazalhaq Farooqi and Neveen ul Haq, for expressing their intention to be released from central contracts.

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Here are three spinners that KKR could consider as replacements for Mujeeb Ur Rahman:

1. Tabraiz Shamsi

3 Spinners KKR Can Consider as Replacement for Mujeeb Ur Rahman in IPL 2024

A formidable contender to fill Rahman’s shoes in the KKR squad is South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. Renowned for his effectiveness in the T20 format, Shamsi has held the top spot in T20I bowling rankings. While his IPL record includes three wickets in five matches, his international prowess as a wicket-taker makes him a compelling option for KKR. Shamsi’s inclusion could provide the team with a reliable replacement for Rahman’s spin prowess.

2. Adil Rashid

3 Spinners KKR Can Consider as Replacement for Mujeeb Ur Rahman in IPL 2024
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: Adil Rashid of Northern Superchargers Men in action during The Hundred match between Manchester Originals Men and Northern Superchargers Men at Emirates Old Trafford on August 20, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

England spinner Adil Rashid became available for IPL 2024 after being released by his previous franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad. With a wealth of experience, Rashid could bring a steady hand to the KKR spin department. Despite a modest IPL record with two wickets in three matches, Rashid’s international experience and expertise could benefit both the team and aspiring young spinners like Suyash Sharma. At 35, Rashid’s seasoned approach may make him a valuable addition to the KKR roster.

3. Ish Sodhi

3 Spinners KKR Can Consider as Replacement for Mujeeb Ur Rahman in IPL 2024

New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi, although unsold in the IPL 2024 auction, offers a promising alternative for KKR. Previously associated with the Rajasthan Royals, Sodhi set his base price at INR 75 lakh but went without a bid. With 9 wickets in 8 IPL matches and a notable average of 22.44, Sodhi’s international track record suggests he could seamlessly step into Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s role. The 31-year-old’s experience in international cricket adds depth to his credentials, making him a viable option for KKR’s spin contingent.

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