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RCB suffer setback ahead of crucial game vs CSK as Will Jacks, Reece Topley leave camp

RCB suffer setback ahead of crucial game vs CSK as Will Jacks, Reece Topley leave camp

Will Jacks have played a major role with RCB bolstering their IPL 2024 playoff hopees winning 5 games on the trot

Royal Challengers Bangalore faces a setback as two key players, Will Jacks and Reece Topley, depart for international duties, leaving the squad incomplete for their remaining matches. RCB is at a crucial juncture of the tournament where their IPL 2024 playoffs are hanging by the balance.

Will Jacks and Reece Topley depart

Jacks’ departure is particularly impactful due to his stellar batting performances, contributing significantly to RCB’s recent winning streak. His inclusion in the XI proved fruitful, amassing 230 runs in eight matches with an impressive strike rate of 175.57. However, Topley’s stint was less successful, leading to his exclusion from the playing group after struggling with expensive bowling spells throughout the IPL 2024.

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Despite the absence of Jacks and Topley, RCB remains in contention for the playoffs. Their fate hinges on the outcome of their upcoming match against Chennai Super Kings, where a substantial victory could propel them above the defending champions in the points table. However, the absence of Jack’s explosive batting and Topley’s bowling prowess will undoubtedly be felt in this crucial encounter.

Other English players leave IPL 2024 as well

Meanwhile, the departure of Jacks and Topley adds to the exodus of English players from the IPL. Others, including Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, and Phil Salt, are expected to join them, convening in Leeds ahead of England’s upcoming T20 international against Pakistan at Headingley on May 22nd. This gathering marks the transition from IPL commitments to national team duties for these players, emphasizing the global nature of cricket and the demands it places on its participants.

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