Klaasen replaces Smith at Rajasthan Royals

It is official. South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen will replace Steven Smith in the Rajasthan Royals squad for this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Klaasen, who made his international debut against India last month, could be a surprise element for the Royals.   -  AFP

It is official. South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen will replace Steve Smith in the Rajasthan Royals squad for this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

As reported by Sportstar earlier, the Rajasthan franchise zeroed in on the South African, who had a good outing against India recently. On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement making it clear that the stumper-batsman was picked for Rs 50 lakh from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP) list.

Sources in Rajasthan Royals confirmed that Klaasen will reach Jaipur by Tuesday.