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IPL 2020: 4 possible replacements for Ben Stokes if he misses the entire season

September 28, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Another huge star fascination from the IPL 2020 looks prone to miss the whole period of the IPL and that is Ben Stokes. Feeds flew down to New Zealand to be with his dad who is experiencing cerebrum disease.

It is found out that he is still in New Zealand. Subsequently, there is a lot of theories circumventing that he may give the current year's IPL a miss also.

If that occurs, it will be a tremendous blow for the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Here are 4 potential substitutions the Royals can take a gander at if Ben Stokes misses IPL 2020.

1. Ben Cutting

It was a slight astonishment when Ben Cutting went unsold in the IPL barters for the 2020 season. Truly, his IPL numbers don't convey a ton of weight. He has scored 238 runs and has only 10 wickets from 21 IPL games. Notwithstanding, it's the effect more than the numbers that Cutting brings to the table.

The movement bowling all-rounder from Australia has the second-best strike rate throughout the entire existence of the IPL (batsmen with least 125 runs). Cutting is such a player where he probably won't be predictable however can create coordinate winning exhibitions.

Additionally, he has been in an acceptable structure too. He had a conventional season in the 2019-20 Big Bash League where he scored 214 runs and took 11 wickets. In the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he got 8 wickets and had a strike pace of 189.61 while storing up 146 runs.

2. Colin de Grandhomme

Colin de Grandhomme may not be the most ideal alternative to supplant somebody like Ben Stokes. In any case, the New Zealand all-rounder is a utility cricketer. He can tonk the ball hard and with the ball, he can snack it around. With RR stacked with top-request players, de Grandhomme could be somebody who bats in the center or lower center request and wear the finisher's job.

The Kiwi all-rounder likewise has IPL experience. He has been an aspect of the IPL in the course of the last three years. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2017 and was an aspect of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) arrangement for the last couple of seasons.

3. Colin Ingram

One may contend, why Colin Ingram? RR as of now have David Miller in their positions. Reasonable point. Notwithstanding, with Steve Smith and Jos Buttler expected to show up and with the isolate conventions for them unsure, RR may require another master batsman, particularly for the initial hardly any games if the abroad stars are inaccessible.

Also, Ingram has a lot of experience playing in the UAE and he even has an awesome record in the UAE. In 31 innings that he played in the center East, the Port Elizabeth-conceived left-hander has amassed 882 runs at a normal of 36.75. He has a strike-pace of 148.48 which is more than his vocation T20 strike-rate which remains at 140.07. Truth be told, his most noteworthy T20 score of 127 not out additionally came in the UAE (in February 2019).

Thus, Ingram may not be as awful a pick and may come in quite helpful in the UAE.

4. Zahir Khan

In 2018, Zahir Khan was an aspect of the RR crew. Nonetheless, he didn´t play any game. With the IPL moving to UAE this year, the pitches may be moderate and helpful for the turn. Accordingly, RR may well gander at a spinner as a substitution for Stokes. What's more, Zahir Khan may be on their radar.

The chinaman bowler from Afghanistan has been around for a couple of years at this point. He has a decent T20 record and a reasonable piece of understanding also. He has played 51 T20 games and has gotten 61 wickets at an economy of 6.96. In addition, Zahir has played in most T20 associations around the globe. Be it the Big Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL), or the T20 Blast, he has highlighted in these over the most recent few years and has done well as well.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth