Obed McCoy is suffering from a knee problem and it won’t be a surprise if he gets ruled out of IPL 2023. It will be a big blow for Rajasthan Royals, who will also be missing Prasidh Krishna in the upcoming season. The team will have to identify a suitable replacement for McCoy. On that note, here, we take a look at three players whom RR could sign as a replacement if Obed McCoy gets ruled out of IPL 2023.
1) Dasun Shanaka
As per reports, Dasun Shanaka is already in talks with RR to play for them in IPL 2023. He would be a good addition to the outfit. The Sri Lankan skipper has been in stunning form, especially on Indian pitches.
RR would do with some firepower in the lower middle order. Shanaka would also help the balance with his bowling. Hence, he is at the top of the list.
2) Wayne Parnell
Wayne Parnell is one of the players whom RR could sign as a replacement if Obed McCoy gets ruled out of IPL 2023. The South African seamer is at his best in the powerplay but RR already has Trent Boult.
However, in the market, Parnell is one of the best available left-arm pacers. Therefore, RR could bet on the cricketer, who has good experience in the T20 format. RR could alternatively play him instead of Boult on certain games to manage workload and also improve the batting depth.
3) Gerald Coetzee
The South African speedster will be in demand before IPL 2023 stars. A number of teams have injury issues and Gerald Coetzee’s recent performances in SA20 make him an attractive signing.
However, the player is most likely to end up at CSK because he plays for the same owners in SA20. Mumbai Indians could also be a possible destination for the talented cricketer.