IPL 2023: Jason Roy roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.8 crore

Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL 2023 owing to a lower back injury.

IPL 2023: Jason Roy roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.8 crore
IPL 2023: Jason Roy roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.8 crore
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have signed England’s Jason Roy for Rs 2.8 crore for the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) from his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL 2023 owing to a lower back injury while Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has confirmed his unavailability for the season.

Also Check: TATA IPL 2023 Points Table

Roy, who earlier featured in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, last played in the 2021 season for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2021, he played five games, scoring 150 runs including a half-century. The 32-year-old has played 64 T20Is for England, scoring 1522 runs at a S/R of 137.61 with 8 fifties.

Roy will miss KKR’s home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday but will be available for selection for the team’s next match against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad on April 9.