Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the season due to a side strain.
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) have put together one of their strongest squads in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history, covering most of their bases. There is a perfect combination of experienced and talented young players in the squad, who can help them to secure their second title after the inaugural edition in 2008.
However, RR have suffered a major setback with the Australian fast bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile being ruled out of the remainder of the season due to a side strain that he sustained in the first league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Thereafter, he could not feature in the next two matches as well. The team management might be considering bringing a bowling all-rounder to fill the boots of Coulter-Nile.
5 Players who can replace Nathan Coulter-Nile in RR squad
1. Ben Cutting
The experienced all-rounder Ben Cutting has been a part of almost all the franchise leagues around the world and has featured in the IPL as well, and thereby will be at the top of this list to replace his fellow Australian cricketer. But, despite his fine performances in the T20 format, he remained unsold in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
In 21 appearances in the IPL, Cutting has contributed 238 runs and scalped 10 wickets. His quickfire knock of 39* and two wickets for SRH in the IPL 2016 final helped the franchise lift their first-ever title.
In the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021, Cutting finished with 197 runs in nine innings at a strike rate of 164.16 and is in sublime form.