IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals have made a new signing ahead of their match against the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. During the initial phase of IPL 2022, RR all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile was ruled out of the season because of an injury. Surprisingly, RR waited for a long time before finalizing a replacement, and they have made an unpopular choice.
Looking at the team combination of the Rajasthan Royals, most of the fans felt that someone like David Wiese or Dasun Shanaka would have been an ideal fit in the playing XI. However, the Jaipur-based franchise have signed former South Africa U-19s star Corbin Bosch. He is yet to represent the South African cricket team at the international level.
Confirming the development, IPL wrote in an official press release:
“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, an all-rounder from South Africa was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad as a net bowler.”
Who is Corbin Bosch? All you need to know about the replacement of Nathan Coulter-Nile
As mentioned ahead, Corbin Bosch once represented South Africa at the U-19 level. He is a right-arm fast bowler just like Nathan Coulter-Nile. Speaking about his numbers in T20 cricket, Corbin has played 30 matches in the shortest format of the game, scalping 18 wickets at an economy rate of 8.16.
He can also bat and score runs if the team needs him. Bosch has aggregated 151 runs in his T20 career thus far. It will be interesting to see if the Rajasthan Royals hand him his maiden IPL cap tonight. Corbin is the son of former South African cricketer Tertius Bosch.