The start of this season has not been good for KKR. Their skipper Shreyas Iyer is not a part of IPL due to injury. After this, Nitish Rana was made the captain of the team. Apart from Iyer, Shakib Al Hasan is also not participating in IPL this time. After this, KKR added Jason Roy from the unsold players to the team, and now Arya Desai has also been included in the team. In mid-IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders made a big bet and bought a domestic cricket player for Gujarat.
KKR has not spent much money to add this player with them. The player Nitish Rana-led KKR has bought for IPL 2023, and his name is Arya Desai. KKR has bought Arya for Rs 20 lakh.
Arya Desai plays domestic cricket for Gujarat. He has played only 3 first-class matches till now. Arya bats left-handed as well as off-spin bowling. He made his first-class debut this year against Madhya Pradesh. Desai has so far scored 151 runs in the first class. He has not played List-A and T20 cricket yet. BCCI has given information about this.
“He joined KKR for Rs 20 lakh,” BCCI said in its press release. Desai played three Ranji Trophy matches for Gujarat in the 2022-23 season and scored a half-century against Vidarbha. Desai is yet to make his debut in the limited-overs format. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) included another youngster after Suyash Sharma.
KKR had a disappointing start to the season when they suffered a seven-run (Duckworth-Lewis) defeat in their opener against the Punjab Kings. After this, KKR made a tremendous comeback. KKR, captained by Rana, registered a convincing win over RCB. In their third game last week, the team made a spectacular comeback against defending champions Gujarat Titans. In this match, Rinku Singh won the lost game by hitting five sixes in the last over. Rinku Singh hit 5 sixes in Yash Dayal’s over.