IPL side Rajasthan Royals have called 22-year-old left arm pacer George Garton for a four-day trial ahead of the IPL auction. Garton, who is considered to be one of the most promising fast bowlers in England and has often been compared to Mitchell Johnson, will begin his trial on December 3.
“To have interest from a team like Rajasthan is a big confidence boost.” 🤩
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) November 30, 2019
“It’s obviously an amazing opportunity and I’m very grateful to be given the chance to go over there and show them what I can do.” Garton was quoted as saying in a press release by Sussex, Garton’s domestic side in England.
“The IPL is the biggest franchise T20 competition in the world so to have interest from a team like Rajasthan is a big confidence boost and I’m very excited to get out there,” Garton added.
Garton was named the Bowler of the Tournament in the recent Abu Dhabi T10 League, in which he was the highest wicket taker.
Garton’s trial will be held in Nagpur from December 3. The IPL auction will take place on December 19. Rajasthan Royals will be looking for a replacement for Oshane Thomas, who was released earlier this year.
12 wickets with an average of 13.66 and economy of 10.25!!! @george_garton is named as the Bowler of the Tournament. !#AbuDhabiT10 #t10league #t10season3 #inabudhabi #AldarProperties #qalandars pic.twitter.com/KcGb2zktnf
— T10 League (@T10League) November 25, 2019
Garton had been called up to the England Ashes side in 2017 as injury cover.