Phil Salt To Replace Jason Roy at KKR in IPL 2024

England wicket-keeper Phil Salt has been picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders to take Jason Roy’s spot. Roy withdrew from this year’s tournament for personal reasons.

Phil Salt has been signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders to take Jason Roy’s position in the lineup following his decision to withdraw from the upcoming IPL 2024 season for personal reasons.

Salt, an IPL player for the Delhi Capitals the previous season, was not sold at the 2024 auction. The IPL website has announced that KKR has acquired the England wicket-keeper batsman for his reserve fee of 1.5 crore rupees. “Phil Salt has been named by the Kolkata Knight Riders to replace Jason Roy, who withdrew from the forthcoming TATA IPL 2024 due to personal reasons. This will be Salt’s second season in the IPL after going unsold in the auction after playing for the Delhi Capitals the previous year.”

“The aggressive English wicket-keeper batsman, who was bought at his reserve price of INR 1.5 crore, produced two straight T20I hundreds against the West Indies in December of last year. According to an IPL statement, “His 48-ball century in the 4th T20I at Trinidad is also the joint-fastest for England.”

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In the 2023 Indian Premier League, how did Salt and Roy fare?

Salt participated in his debut IPL tournament in the 2023 season, appearing in nine games for DC. Salt scored 218 runs at an average of slightly over 23 throughout this time. His best score of 87 came during a chase against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, however his strike rate was only 163.91. After that, he went on to have a significant effect on the global scene when he scored consecutive hundreds in the Caribbean T20I series. His century in the fourth game was the joint-fastest in the history of the format for an England hitter.

After Shakib Al Hasan was brought in by KKR last year, Roy amassed 285 runs in 8 games for the reigning champions. Before the start of the new season, KKR had already brought in Dushmantha Chameera to replace English bowler Gus Atkinson.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1) Does Jason Roy’s IPL 2024 stint end?

Phil Salt, an English cricketer, is chosen by the Kolkata Knight Riders to replace Jason Roy, who withdrew from the IPL 2024 for personal reasons. Despite participating in the first IPL season with the Delhi Capitals, Salt will be playing in his second one.

2) Who will captain KKR in 2024?

In preparation for the forthcoming IPL season, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer has joined the team’s training camp. Iyer’s back problems have raised questions about whether or not he would play in the league’s first phase.

3) Who is the KKR vice-captain at the moment?

For 2024, Nitish Rana will serve as vice-captain.


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