Rahmanullah Gurbaz. (Source: BCCI)

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been signed by Gujarat Titans in place of Jason Roy.

“Gujarat Titans (GT) have signed Rahmanullah Gurbaz as a replacement for the England batter Jason Roy for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Gurbaz, has played 20 T20Is, and has 534 runs against his name with the help of 3 half-centuries and a strike rate close to 138 in the T20 internationals,” the Gujarat Titans statement read.

“Gurbaz, who joins Gujarat Titans at his base price of INR 50 Lakh, will be the third Afghanistan cricketer alongside Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad to feature for the franchise,” the statement added.

“It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year’s tournament. I want to thank the management and the captain Hardik for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction,” Roy had written on his Twitter handle.