RCB IPL 2023: In the 16th season of the IPL, the RCB team has been plagued by injuries. Players like Reece Topley, Rajat Patidar, and Josh Hazlewood were injured. Josh Hazlewood will miss half of the IPL season due to injury. RCB has replaced Rees Topli and Rajat Patidar. Wayne Parnell of South Africa has been included in the squad in place of Reece Topli. Instead of Rajat Patidar, Karnataka’s Vaishak Vijay Kumar has been selected. RCB has roped in Vaishak Vijay Kumar for Rs 20 lakh. 26-year-old Vaishak Kumar bowls fast for Karnataka.
Reece Basket has been ruled out of the IPL with a shoulder injury while Rajat Patidar has been ruled out with a leg injury. Wayne Parnell and Vaishak Kumar have taken their place. Wayne Parnell has played 26 matches in IPL for Pune Warriors and Delhi. Parnell played his last IPL match in 2014. Who is Vaishak Vijay Kumar who replaced Rajat Patidar in the RCB squad?
Who is Vaishak Vijay Kumar?
26-year-old Vaishak Vijay Kumar has been featured in the IPL for the first time. He has been impressive in domestic cricket. Vaishak has scored a breakthrough for the Karnataka team. He has taken 10 wickets in 8 T20 matches in Syed Mushtaq Ali Cup. After that, he bowled incisively in the Ranji Cup as well. He has taken 31 wickets at an average of 25 in 8 Ranji matches.
🔊 ANNOUNCEMENT 🔊
South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell and Karnataka pacer Vyshak Vijaykumar replace Reece Topley and Rajat Patidar respectively for the remainder of #IPL2023.
Welcome to #ನಮ್ಮRCB, @WayneParnell and Vyshak! 🙌#PlayBold pic.twitter.com/DtVKapPSAY
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 7, 2023
CB Wayne Parnell: Wayne Parnell is in the RCB squad
Wayne Parnell is also a South African all-rounder. Parnell has priced at Rs 75 lakh in the IPL auction. But it was not sold at auction. Wayne Parnell has played 26 matches in IPL so far. He has taken a total of 63 runs and 26 wickets in these matches. Parnell has not batted much in his career, but he has hit a few good sixes. Along with this, he knows the art of taking wickets very well. (IPL 2023, RCB Reece Topley’s Replacement Wayne Parnell )
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