Here is all you need to know about Johnson Charles as he was announced as the replacement of Litton Das by the Kolkata Knight Riders and his age and height
Johnson Charles will replace Litton Das for a vital IPL 2023 encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Kolkata Knight Riders announced on Thursday.
Whether the West Indies wicketkeeper batsman will work with KKR’s intentions is still up in the air.
KKR cricketer Johnson Charles: Biography, age, height, IPL 2023 price, team name, batting stats
Super Striker Johnson Charles replaces Litton Das in #IPL2023 #KKRpic.twitter.com/D9TVbBj3cB
— KKR Karavan (@KkrKaravan) May 4, 2023
🚨 NEWS 🚨@KKRiders name Johnson Charles As Replacement For Litton Das.
Details 🔽 #TATAIPLhttps://t.co/YlXMvvsRhp pic.twitter.com/0Qtiiseqw4
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2023
With the exception of one game, Litton Das, who was acquired in the IPL Auction 2023 for a base price of Rs. 50 lh, took part in all of them.
The Bangladeshi opener had trouble with the bat when beginning the Delhi Capitals’ innings on a challenging surface, and his sluggish reflexes during his wicket-keeping effort against the best KKR spinners left much to be desired.
Who is Johnson Charles?
Born: 14 January 1989 (age 34 years), Castries, Saint Lucia
Dates joined: 2013 (Antigua Hawksbills)
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox
Last ODI: 25 November 2016 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I: 28 March 2023 v South Africa
National side: West Indies
Career Batting Stats
Johnson Charles’ base price of Rs. 50 lh was not purchased at the IPL 2023 auction.
He was born on born 14 January 1989 in Castries, St. Lucia with his height at 5 feet 9 inches.
The 34-year-old veteran St. Lucia native has played for West Indies in 89 limited-over matches since ming his T20 debut against England at the Oval in 2011.
He played against Australia in his first ODI the following year, in 2012. He also competed for the Caribbean side in the T20 World Cup championships in 2012 and 2016.
Johnson typically bats in the middle or top order, and his batting style is frequently compared to that of former Windies all-rounder Dwayne Smith because of his preference for using strength to strike the ball.
Because Denesh Ramdin and Andre Fletcher were the preferred wicketkeepers in the Test and restricted formats, Johnson was typically the team’s backup wicketkeeper.
He recently produced a career-reviving T20I innings against South Africa, scoring a century off just 39 balls.
The World Cup semifinal between India and West Indies in 2016 saw his best performance of his career, as West Indies beat the hosts India to go to the final owing to his 36-ball 52.
After the performance, a grandstand was named in his honour at the former Beausejour Stadium in St. Lucia, which is now known as the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
Thanks to his playing style and a strike rate of more than 130 in T20s, Johnson Charles has ten part in T20 franchise competitions all over the world, including the SA20 (Durban Super Giants), Pistan Super League (Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators), Caribbean Premier League, and Dha Premier League.
This time around, he might finally get to me his IPL debut.
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