IPL 2021: Bad news for Virat Kohli’s RCB as Washington Sundar ruled out due to injury, Akash Deep named replacement

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Bad news for Virat Kohli's RCB as Washington Sundar ruled out due to injury; Bengal's Akash Deep named replacement
IPL 2021 Phase 2: Bad news for Virat Kohli's RCB as Washington Sundar ruled out due to injury; Bengal's Akash Deep named replacement

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Akash Deep replaces injured Washington Sundar: What comes as bad news for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2, allrounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE. Bengal seamer Akash Deep, who was a net bowler for the team, has been named as a replacement for the UAE leg of the tournament.

Washington Sundar suffered a finger injury during Team India’s practice match against Select County XI during the India tour of England. The off-spin all-rounder played for County XI in the practice match and injured his finger during the game.

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“Yes, Washy has a fractured finger just like Avesh who had a thumb dislocation. Both are out of the Test series and will go home. He will also take at least five weeks to start bowling and so no point keeping them here,” a BCCI official had told PTI.

IPL 2021: Bad news for Virat Kohli’s RCB as Washington Sundar ruled out due to injury

RCB statement:

“Royal Challengers Bangalore’s all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remainder of the Vivo IPL 2021 due to an impending finger injury. 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 as the team continues to develop exceptional talents and create a pathway for young talents to find their way into IPL and Indian Cricket,” the statement read.

Washington Sundar had 3 wickets in 6 matches during the India leg of IPL 2021. Earlier, RCB had named English pacer George Garton as a replacement for Kane Richardson for the remainder IPL 2021 season.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: In his place, Akash Deep will play as a replacement. The 24-year-old Bengal seamer has been a net bowler for RCB. While he will not be a like-to-like replacement, the franchise has been impressed with his work at the nets.

Ahead of the resumption of Season 14 of the IPL, RCB announced changes to the squad as the team gears up for the action in the UAE this September. RCB head coach Simon Katich has stepped down due to personal reasons and as part of the team’s business continuity plan, Mike Hesson will step in and discharge the duties of Head Coach for this season, in addition to his existing role of Director of Cricket Operations, RCB.

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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 taking 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 who is no stranger to the T20 format replaced Finn Allen at RCB for the remainder of the season.

Here’s the full list of fixtures, venues and match timings of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
31 Monday 20-Sep-21 07:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
35 Friday 24-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
39 Sunday 26-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
43 Wednesday 29-Sep-21 07:30 PM RR vs RCB Dubai
48 Sunday 03-Oct-21 03:30 PM RCB vs PBKS Sharjah
52 Wednesday 06-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs SRH Abu Dhabi
56 Friday 08-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai

 

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