Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday confirmed that all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season due to an impending finger injury.
"Royal Challengers Bangalore's all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2021 due to an impending finger injury," the franchise said in an official statement. The 21 year old was also one of the three players to fly back to India from England. However, He will fly along with Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan. Washington Sundar played in six matches in the first half of IPL & took three wickets.
Akash Deep, a state cricketer from Bengal and net bowler with the franchise, has been named as replacement. The move reiterates the focus RCB has on grooming and nurturing young players. Moreover, the team continues to develop exceptional talents. Also create a pathway for young talents to find their way into IPL and Indian cricket. Earlier, RCB had named English pacer George Garton as a replacement for Kane Richardson for the remainder IPL 2021 season.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanidu Hasaranga will be part of RCB for the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE. He replaces Adam Zampa. Hasaranga was the player of the series in the recently concluded Sri Lanka-India T20I series. He takes 7 wickets in 3 matches at an economy rate of 5.58. Another Sri Lankan, Dushmantha Chameera confirmed his place in the Banglore side. The fast bowler replaces Daniel Sams. Tim David is no stranger to the T20 format, replaced Finn Allen at RCB for the remainder of the season.
Ahead of the resumption of Season 14 of the IPL, RCB announced changes to the squad. RCB starts gearing up for the UAE leg of IPL 2021. RCB head coach Simon Katich has stepped down due to personal reasons. Also he is a part of the team's business continuity plan. However, Mike Hesson will step in and discharge the duties of Head Coach for this season. Although, in addition to his existing role of Director of Cricket Operations, RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore resume Season 14 of the IPL on September 20. However, they square off against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.