Before the start of IPL 2018, two Australians had to get out of the tournament. After the departure of Steven Smith of Rajasthan Royals and David Warner of Hyderabad, both teams needed a captain and a new player in their place. Hyderabad also gave the captaincy to Ken Williamson and England were replaced by Alex Hales in the squad instead of Warner.
New player instead of Steve Smith
Rajasthan Royals also gave the captaincy to Ajinkya Rahane instead of Steve Smith, but he was having trouble finding Steve Smith instead of finding his batting. Eventually, his search ended with visiting South African wicketkeeper-batsman Henrique Klassen. Heinrich Klassen has been bought by Rajasthan Royals on the base price of 50 lakhs.
Heinrich Klassen of South Africa
Rajasthan Royals team today announced the official announcement of joining the South African batsman in place of Steve Smith. This information has been shared on the Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League. It will be interesting to see how Steve Smith’s strong middle-order battles Henrik Klassen.
Although Rajasthan has also got an additional wicketkeeper in the form of Henrique Klassen, which is beneficial for him, but can not complete Steve Smith’s shortcomings.
Our views were shown to India in their debut matches
Klassen debuted T20 International against Team India and became Man of the Match in his second match. He played 69 innings of 30 balls in this match. In this match, Klassen had set up an Indian bowlers class with a view of his aggressive batting. Klassen showed his ability in the form of 7 sixes and 3 fours.
Klassen has played 49 T20 matches so far, in which he scored 1043 runs with the help of six half-centuries. During this time, he also has 28 catches and 12 stumpings while doing wicketkeeping.