IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out of the tournament

Coulter-Nile played only one game for RR in IPL 2022.

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Nathan Coulter Nile. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Rajasthan Royals have been dealt with a huge blow in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Their pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. He played only one game for the Royals this season, against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their opening encounter. The fast bowler sustained an injury in that game only and had walked off the field.

He didn’t play in the next two games and has been eventually ruled out of action. Coulter-Nile didn’t have a memorable opening in that match either conceding 48 runs in his three overs. Rajasthan Royals’ official Twitter handle revealed the news of the Australia pacer getting ruled out as they bid him farewell.

“Until we meet again, NCN. Speedy recovery,” the tweet from the Royals read. Rajasthan Royals had signed Coulter-Nile for his base price of INR 2 crore in the mega auction. The franchise has not announced any replacement as of now and will be keen to look for a like-for-like player for Coulter-Nile

Rajasthan Royals have won two out of three matches

Meanwhile, the Royals have pulled up well early in the IPL 2022 winning two out of three matches so far. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs in their opening game before emerging victorious against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians by 23 runs. In both matches, RR batters scored runs freely with Jos Buttler also smacking a century against MI.

Their bowlers as well stepped up to restrict the opposition batters eventually helping the team win both their matches. However, they came up short against Royal Challengers Bangalore defending a total of 169. The bowlers had done well until the 14th over of the chase when RCB needed 80 off 40 balls with only five wickets in hand.

But Dinesh Karthik launched an assault to score runs at will and took his team home with five balls to spare as RCB registered their second win of the season.