IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals announce appointment of spin consultant; leg-spinner is back
Ahead of IPL 2020, former champions Rajasthan Royals have added one more person to their coaching staff. Here is the new appointment
Bengaluru: New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has been appointed as the spin consultant of Rajasthan Royals for this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).
On Thursday (January 2), the franchise took to its official Twitter account to announce the new appointment.
Rajasthan, who won the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008, wrote with a picture of Sodhi, "Guess who’s back, back again. Sodhi’s back, tell a friend. Say hello to the Royals’ spin consultant, @ish_sodhi #HallaBol #RoyalsFamily."
The 27-year-old Sodhi has previously played for Rajasthan. At the international level, he has featured in 17 Tests, 31 ODIs and 40 T20Is.
During the last month’s players auction in Kolkata, Rajasthan bought 11 players. They have a squad of 25 members. Robin Uthappa and Jaydev Unadkat were the costliest buys at the auction with Rs 3 crore each.
"I am delighted to be taking on this new challenge at Rajasthan Royals with this dual role. Having played for two seasons for the Royals, I have formed a great level of understanding with all the people involved with the franchise, and they have always been very supportive of me. Therefore, I did not have to think twice when this opportunity was offered to me by the Royals' management. I love this franchise and want to help us win the IPL this year," Sodhi said in a statement.
"It is a fascinating opportunity for me, to be involved in the coaching staff at such a young age, while also supporting and learning about the operations of the business. I am very much looking forward to developing my coaching skills alongside Sairaj and learning from Jake on business operations," he added.
Here is the full squad of Rajasthan Royals
Squad strength: 25 (8 overseas)
Purse remaining: Rs 14.95 crore
Retained/Traded in (14)
1. Steve Smith (Rs 12.50 crore) (Australia) — Batsman
2. Ankit Rajpoot (Traded from Kings XI Punjab) (Rs 30 lakh) — Paceman
3. Ben Stokes (Rs 12.50 crore) (England) — All-rounder
4. Jofra Archer (Rs 7.20 crore) (England) — Paceman
5. Jos Buttler (Rs 4.40 crore) (England) — Wicketkeeper
6. Mahipal Lomror (Rs 20 lakh) — All-rounder
7. Manan Vohra (Rs 20 lakh) — Batsman
8. Mayank Markande (Traded from Mumbai Indians) (Rs 2 crore) — Spinner
9. Rahul Tewatia (Traded from Delhi Capitals) (Rs 3 crore) — All-rounder
10. Riyan Parag (Rs 20 lakh) — Batsman
11. Sanju Samson (Rs 8 crore) — Wicketkeeper
12. Shashank Singh (Rs 30 lakh) — Batsman
13. Shreyas Gopal (Rs 20 lakh) — Spinner
14. Varun Aaron (Rs 2.40 crore) — Paceman
Bought at IPL 2020 auction (11)
15. Robin Uthappa (Rs 3 crore) — Batsman
16. Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 3 crore) — Paceman
17. Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 2.40 crore) — Batsman
18. Kartik Tyagi (Rs 1.30 crore) — Paceman
19. Tom Curran (Rs 1 crore) — All-rounder
20. Andrew Tye (Rs 1 crore) — Paceman
21. Anuj Rawat (Rs 80 lakh) — Wicketkeeper
22. David Miller (Rs 75 lakh) — Batsman
23. Oshane Thomas (Rs 50 lakh) — Paceman
24. Aniruddha Joshi (Rs 20 lakh) — All-rounder
25. Akash Singh (Rs 20 lakh) — Paceman