After injuries to Rajat Patidar and Reece Topley, IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore has roped in Wayne Parnell and Vyshak Vijay Kumar as their replacements.
Furthermore, the Indian Premier League has issued a statement for both these players as well which reads as follows,
Topley suffered a shoulder injury while fielding during RCB’s opening match of the season against Mumbai Indians (MI). Patidar did not feature in RCB’s first game of the season due to a heel injury. He has not recovered yet and is ruled out of the 16th edition of the tournament owing to the same.
Talking about Parnell’s international career, then he has played 56 T20Is for South Africa along with 6 Tests and 73 ODIs.
Additionally, he has also played 26 IPL games where he has taken the same number of wickets. Moreover, he has joined RCB at a price of INR 75 lakhs.
On the other hand, Vyshak Vijay Kumar plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and has played 14 T20s wherein he has 22 wickets and has now joined RCB for INR 20 lakhs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore replace Topley with Willey in the game against KKR
Meanwhile, in their second game against the Kolkata Knight Riders, RCB replaced Reece Topley with his compatriot, David Willey.
Furthermore, Topley has reached the UK for further treatment for his injury. He had taken 1/14 in his debut game against the Mumbai Indians.
He picked up the injury in the same match while diving in the field. Although he did travel to Kolkata with the rest of the squad, he did not take part in the game.
On the other hand, Patidar has suffered an injury to his Achilles heel. Last season, he scored 333 runs in seven games that included a ton and two half-centuries.
Additionally, he had an average of 55.50 and a strike rate of 152.75 and also played exceptionally well in the Ranji Trophy.
Therefore, he was picked up in India’s ODI squad in the summer of last year. In the Ranji Trophy, he scored 658 runs in just six games that included 2 hundreds and 5 half-centuries.
Now, coming back to the IPL, then despite having a good start this season with a win against the Mumbai Indians at home, RCB faltered to an 81-run loss to KKR at Kolkata.
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