The runners-up of the last season, Rajasthan Royals were dealt a massive blow ahead of the Indian Premier League 2023 as their ace pacer Prasidh Krishna has been ruled out of the whole season courtesy of a lumbar stress fracture. The right-arm pacer won’t be available for the entire season and now Rajasthan Royals need to sign his replacement.
The Royals’ success last season had much to do with their bowling unit and Prasidh Krishna played a pivotal role in it. The Rajasthan-based franchise will now explore the options available for them as they need a quality Indian pacer as the replacement. Hence, in this post, we will look at the three fast bowlers Rajasthan Royals (RR) could sign to replace Prasidh Krishna.
3. Vijaykumar Vyshak
The uncapped pacer from Karnataka surprisingly went unsold during the IPL 2023 auctions. Vijaykumar Vyshak has grown into a reliable bowler across the formats. He had a great season with Karnataka and Rajasthan Royals might eye him as the replacement.
The right-arm pacer bagged 15 wickets in 8 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 at an average of 12.20 and an economy rate of 6.30. He had a decent run in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 as well as he clinched 31 wickets in 8 matches.
Vijaykumar Vyshak has played only one full domestic season so far and he is pretty inexperienced. However, he has a ton of raw potential and he could be a shrewd signing for Rajasthan Royals.