Without the services of Finn Allen and Scott Kuggeleijn, Royal Challengers Bangalore will start the second round of IPL 2021 in UAE in September. As the New Zealand duo will be busy with international commitments.
Even the Royal Challengers will miss the services of Australia’s Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams and Adam Zampa. Because Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams and Kane Richardson have declared themselves unavailable for the second leg of the tournament.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore have strengthened their squad for the rest of the IPL 2021 by adding Sri Lankan bowling duo Dushmantha Chameera and all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga along with Singaporean cricketer Tim David in their squad.
Hasaranga has been doing great for Sri Lanka in white cricket for the last one year. Hasaranga is currently the No. 2 bowler in the T20 international rankings.
Even Chameera and Hasaranga were an integral part of the limited-overs series against India last July. Both the bowlers gave great performances in that series.
🔊 ANNOUNCEMENT 🔊— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 21, 2021
We’re thrilled to welcome Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanidu Hasaranga to the RCB Family for the second leg of #IPL 2021 in UAE. He replaces Adam Zampa. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #NowAChallenger pic.twitter.com/nEf6mtRcNt
Particular Hasaranga was great. He took 7 wickets in three matches and helped Sri Lanka win the series. This all-rounder also played an important role with the bat in the last two matches. Chameera, on the other hand, impressed India’s head coach Rahul Dravid with his bowling during the India tour.
Meanwhile, Team David is an expert in T20 cricket. He has scored 1171 runs in 49 matches at a great strike rate of 155.
So RCB is replacing Chameera instead of Daniel Sams, Hasaranga instead of Adam Zampa, and Tim David instead of Fin Allen.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will start their journey for season 14 on September 20 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Upon arrival in Dubai, all players will have to stay in quarantine for six days.
Simon Katich Stepped Down As RCB’s Dead Coach:
In another important announcement, Simon Katich stepped down as head coach of the RCB for personal reasons. Mike Hesson, on the other hand, will be RCB’s head coach for the rest of the IPL this season, in addition to his existing role.
🔊 ANNOUNCEMENT 🔊@CoachHesson takes over as head coach for the remainder of #IPL2021 after Simon Katich made himself unavailable due to personal reasons. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/MQ8ErjqMZI— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 21, 2021