Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a setback before IPL 2023 when England’s Will Jacks was injured on Bangladesh tour and that is why he will no longer be able to play in IPL. RCB has announced his replacement.
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New Delhi: There is only a few days left for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to start, but before that Royal Challengers Bangalore were shocked. The player he had bought for 3.25 crores was ruled out due to injury. The name of this player is Will Jax. Now RCB has announced his replacement. RCB has included New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell in its team. RCB gave this information on Saturday.
Announcing this on their Instagram, RCB wrote, “Michael Bracewell of New Zealand will replace Will Jacques in IPL 2023.” Will Jacques suffered a muscle injury in the second ODI match played on Bangladesh tour, due to which he is out of IPL.
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Showed strength in India
The New Zealand team came on a tour of India earlier this year. This team played a three-match ODI and T20 series of the same number of matches on the tour of India. He was the highest wicket-taker for his team in the three-match T20 series. Apart from this, he played a brilliant century in the first ODI against India and scored 140 runs. He had a great partnership with Mitchell Santner and put India in trouble. This partnership had snatched the victory from the mouth of India but Team India somehow managed to win. Bracewell will be seen playing in IPL for the first time.
career like this
If Michael Bracewell’s career is seen so far, then what every team needs in T20 is seen with this player. The strike rate of the batsman matters a lot in T20. Michael Bracewell has scored 113 runs in 16 T20 matches at a strike rate of 139.50 and scored a half-century. He can also prove to be a useful bowler for the team. He has 21 wickets in T20. He is an off-spinner and can prove to be very useful for RCB.
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