IPL 2018: BCCI approves Heinrich Klaasen as Steve Smith's replacement at Rajasthan Royals

Heinrich Klaasen recently made his international debut against India in 50-over format and picked up the Man of the Match award in his second ODI.

PTI, Apr 02, 2018 15:10:31 IST

The BCCI on 2 April officially approved South African wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen as the replacement for former Australian skipper Steve Smith in the Rajasthan Royals team for upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2018: BCCI approves Heinrich Klaasen as Steve Smiths replacement at Rajasthan Royals

File image of Heinrich Klaasen. AFP

Smith has been barred from this year's IPL after Cricket Australia banned him for one year for his involvement in the ball tampering controversy during the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town.

"The wicket-keeper batsman was picked for Rs 50 lakh from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP) list," BCCI stated in a media release.

The 26-year-old Klaasen recently made his international debut against India in 50-over format and picked up the Man of the Match award in his second ODI. He then made his debut in the shortest format of the game in the following three-match T20I series. He has so far played 4 ODIs and 3 T20 Internationals.

Updated Date: Apr 02, 2018 15:10:31 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254