South Africa star Rassie van der Dussen has joined the Rajasthan Royals team as Ben Stokes’ replacement. The SA cricketer is currently completing his mandatory 7-day quarantine and will join the Royals after that as per a report on Cricbuzz.Also Read - IPL 2022: Shimron Hetmyer Indicates He Is Back In Rajasthan Royals Camp

Earlier, Stokes was ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League 2021 after he took Chris Gayle’s catch in the opening clash of the season. Stokes will now undergo finger surgery in England. Also Read - IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans Seals Off Top-Two Finish, Mad Scramble Continues For Other Spots

The Rajasthan franchise found themselves in a spot of bother when a few of their overseas players decided to pull out of the tournament because of the Covid scare in India. Also Read - Gujarat Titans Roast Lucknow Super Giants After Their Loss Against Rajasthan Royals

Andrew Tye and Liam Livingstone opted out of IPL due to the surge in Covid cases in India.

Rassie regained his fitness in the final two T20Is and scored a total of 86 runs at a blistering strike rate of 153.57. Thus, the right-hander can get the quick runs and it will be interesting to note if he will be picked by RR.

The 32-year old has scored 628 runs in 20 T20I matches at an impressive average of 41.87 and a decent strike rate of 138.63.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals’ all-rounder Liam Livingstone has also flown back to England due to bubble fatigue, which added to selection problems.

The Rajasthan outfit will look to get a few wins under their belt.