Before to IPL 2023, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal introduced their Rajasthan Royals (RR) colleague Donovan Ferreira as “Ferrari.”

Ashwin stated: “In an Instagram story”

Ashwin, Chahal, Ferrari.

Meet RR's new player "Ferrari" before IPL 2023. 2

Ferreira was acquired by RR for Rs 50 lakh at the IPL 2023 auction, for those unaware. In SA20, the 24-year-old plays for Joburg Super Kings. He has participated in 37 T20s to far, scoring 703 runs and taking 10 wickets.

Recently, the right-hander scored a century against the Warriors for the Titans in a first-class match. Intriguingly, he is both a wicketkeeper and a part-time bowler.

Meet the new RR teammate of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal ahead of the 2023 IPL season.

Due to the availability of specialist wicketkeeper batsmen, including as RR skipper Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler, Ferreira will likely be relegated to the bench in the IPL.

Ashwin will want to replicate his recent performance with Team India in the IPL. He was named Series Player of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The off-spinner took the most wickets in the four-match Test series, which India won by a score of 2-1. RR retained the 36-year-old for Rs 5 crore.

Chahal, on the other hand, will attempt to rebound in the T20 league following a dry spell for India before to the ODI World Cup in 2023. In 2023, he has taken just four wickets in two Twenty20 Internationals and three in two One-Day Internationals.

The leg-spinner, who was retained by RR for Rs 6.5 crore after taking 27 wickets in 17 games during the last IPL season, will seek for another breakthrough season. He is tied for the most wickets taken by a spinner in the IPL with Amit Mishra of the Lucknow Super Giants (166).

RR squad for IPL 2023

Joe Root, Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa.

Sunday, April 2 will mark the beginning of RR’s IPL 2023 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.