IPL 2018 : “The Rajasthan Royals have picked Heinrich Klaasen as the replacement for Steve Smith. The wicket-keeper batsman was picked for INR 50 lakh from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP) list”, a BCCI release said.
“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,” the release said.
The wicket-keeper batman has played four ODIs for South Africa, scoring 110 runs at an average of 36.66.
Klaasen has also played three T20Is for his country and scored 92 runs at an average of 30.66.