IPL 2024: Robin Minz ruled out, Gujarat Titans name replacement player

    IPL 2024 | Injured Robin Minz replanced by BR Sharath in GT

    Young wicketkeeper Robin Minz has been ruled out after he sustained a bike accident earlier this month. Gujarat Titans have named BR Sharath as his replacement.

    In Short

    • Robin Minz has been ruled out of IPL 2024
    • GT named Karnataka batter BR Sharath as his replacement
    • The Titans will play their first match against Mumbai Indians

    Gujarat Titans (GT) have been dealt with a body blow after wicketkeeper Robin Minz was ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Back in December 2023, the Titans roped in Minz for a whopping INR 3.60 crore.

    The Titans had to engage in an intense bidding war with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) before securing his services.

    Minz also became the first Adivasi cricketer to be a part of the IPL. However, he failed to recover from the injuries that he sustained earlier this month in a bike accident. Minz was on a Kawasaki superbike when he lost control and made contact with another bike.

    The Titans, in the meantime, have named 27-year-old BR Sharath as his replacement. The Titans, in the meantime, have named 27-year-old BR Sharath as his replacement. Apart from Sharath, GT also have Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade are their specialist wicketkeepers.

    Who is BR Sharath?

    Sharath has a fair amount of experience while playing for Karnataka in domestic cricket since his debut back in 2018. In 28 matches in first-class cricket, the wicketkeeper-batter has scored 328 runs at an average of 15.61 and a strike-rate of 118.84 with a top score of 50 to his name.

    In 20 first-class and 43 List A matches, Sharath has scored 616 and 732 runs respectively, with 1 century and 7 half-centuries. As a wicketkeeper, Sharath has taken 19 catches and affected 9 stumpings.

    He hasn’t played any form of cricket this year, with the Vijay Hazare Trophy in November-December 2023 being his last tournament.

    The Titans, led by Shubman Gill, are scheduled to start their campaign on March 24 against Hardik Pandya’s MI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

    GT have a challenging road ahead after Pandya, who led them effectively in 2022 and 2023, moved to his old franchise at Mumbai.

    Courtesy : IndiaToday

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