IPL 2024 - THIS is what RR opener Tom-Cohler Cadmore was wearing around his neck against PBKS

    In his debut game, Kohler-Cadmore managed to score 18 runs off 23 balls, hitting 2 fours and one maximum.

    Tom-Cohler Cadmore

    Tom-Cohler Cadmore

    In Match 65 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), the host team introduced a new opener, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, in place of Jos Buttler, who returned to England to join his national team ahead of the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.

    In his debut game, Kohler-Cadmore managed to score 18 runs off 23 balls, hitting 2 fours and one maximum. However, fans noticed something unusual around his neck.

    What was Tom Kohler-Cadmore wearing around his neck?

    He was seen wearing a Q-collar, a type of protective gear commonly used by football players and NFL athletes. The Q-collar, designed to decrease the risk of brain injury or concussions, functions by exerting mild pressure on the jugular veins, resulting in a slight increase in blood volume in the head. This process effectively reduces the brain's movement upon impact.

    RR innings:

    As for the clash, in 20 overs, RR managed to score 144 runs and lost 9 wickets at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat but soon lost Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 off 4), followed by Kohler-Cadmore and skipper Sanju Samson (18 off 15).

    Young-gun and hometown hero Riyan Parag went on to score 48 off 34, along with R Ashwin who smashed the ball for fours, scoring 28 off 19. Dhruv Jurel could not contribute much and was out for a duck, later sidelined as an impact player. Rovman Powell (4 off 5), Donovan Ferreira (7 off 8), Trent Boult (12 off 9), and Avesh Khan (3* off 2) hardly contributed.

    Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, and captain Sam Curran all picked up three wickets each, while Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis took one each.


    Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran(c), Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

    Impact Subs: Tanay Thyagarajan, Rishi Dhawan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Singh Bhatia

    Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

    Impact Subs: Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira