Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia to play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020
Rajasthan Royals made some important moves in the Transfer Window.
Published - Nov 14, 2019 5:53 pm | Updated - Nov 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Rajasthan Royals have yet again hogged the spotlight by finalizing a deal on the final day of the transfer window. They remained successful in getting the services of Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia for the upcoming season of IPL
Mumbai Indians have traded their young leg-spinner Mayank Markande to Rajasthan Royals whereas Delhi Capitals transferred all-rounder Rahul Tewatia to the same team. The news about the trade-off broke on November 14.
Rajasthan Royals are on a roar in the IPL Transfer window
Mayank Markande hit the spotlight in his debut season of IPL 2018 as he grabbed 15 wickets in 14 matches. He was one of the emerging players in that season. Markande was bought by the Mumbai-based franchise back in 2018 auction by paying an amount of 20 Lakhs.
He also got off to a dream debut against Chennai Super Kings where he took the precious wicket of top-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, followed by the wicket of MS Dhoni and Deepak Chahar. However, he couldn’t retain his spot in the XI in the 2019 season due to his inconsistent performances and it might be the major reason behind his trade to Rajasthan Royals.
Rahul Tewatia also joins RR
Also, Rajasthan Royals have succeeded in getting the services of the all-rounder Rahul Tewatia. He played for Delhi Capitals in 2018 and 2019. The Haryana-born player has the power to smash the ball out of the park along and his exceptional quality to spin the ball makes him a more important pick for Rajasthan.
In, 2018, during the IPL auction, he was bought by Delhi Capitals after paying a hefty amount of INR 3 Cr from Kings XI Punjab. But a sudden dip in his form forced him out of the team. Despite, poor form, he was retained by the team in 2019. However, he couldn’t give a breakthrough performance.
The franchise broke the news after the deal of both the players got through the line. Rajasthan Royals took to their Twitter handle in order to inform their fans and wrote, “Our tryst with leg-spinners continues! Welcome to the #RoyalsFamily, @rahultewatia02 and @MayankMarkande !#HallaBol.”
Here is the tweet
Our tryst with leg-spinners continues! 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 14, 2019