IPL 2023 Replacement: Royal Challengers Bangalore ropes in NewZealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell as a replacement for England batter Will Jacks in their IPL 2023 squad. Will Jacks was bought by RCB for Rs 3.2 crore at the player auction in December last year. He suffered a muscle injury while fielding during the second ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur earlier this month. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals are yet to announce replacements for their injured players. Follow Indian Premier League 2023 Live Updates with Insidesport.IN
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Royal Challengers Bangalore has signed New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. He has replaced England’s Will Jacks who got ruled out due to a muscle injury he sustained in the recent Bangladesh tour. RCB secured Bracewell services for his base price of INR 1 crore. Bracewell had gone unsold in the auction but grabbed eyeballs with a sensational ton in Hyderabad during the ODI series in India.
IPL 2023: List of Injured Players and Replacement-
|Jasprit Bumrah||Mumbai Indians||TBA|
|Jhye Richardson||Mumbai Indians||TBA|
|Rishabh Pant||Delhi Capitals||TBA|
|Ben Stokes||Chennai Super Kings||TBA|
|Kyle Jamieson||Chennai Super Kings||TBA|
|Jonny Bairstow||Punjab Kings||TBA|
|Prasidh Krishna||Rajasthan Royals||TBA|
|Shreyas Iyer||Kolkata Knight Riders||TBA|
|Will Jacks||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Michael Bracewell|
|Obed McCoy||Rajasthan Royals||TBA|
Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah will remain out of action for six months owing to his back injury. Jhye Richardson, who was bought by the Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.5 crore, is also out with a hamstring injury. However, till now Mumbai Indians have not announced replacements for these two players.
Delhi Capitals seem to be the worst affected team by the injuries as their three key players are nursing injuries. Rishabh Pant, who was the captain of the team, suffered an injury in a car accident last year. Anrich Nortje and Sarfaraz Khan are the other two players who are currently sidelined due to injuries. Delhi Capitals is yet to announce replacements for all these players.
Chennai Super Kings has also suffered a setback. Ben Stokes, who was bought by the team for a whopping Rs 16.25 crores is out with a knee injury. Kyle Jamieson, who was also bought by the team, has a back stress fracture. CSK is still searching for the replacement of two players.
Punjab Kings is currently seeking a replacement for Jonny Bairstow. PBKS acquired Bairstow services for Rs. 6.75 crores. He broke his left leg and dislocated his ankle on September 2 last year while playing golf.
Rajasthan Royals is searching for a replacement for star Indian bowler Prasidh Krishna, who is still recovering from a stress fracture injury.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders’ star batter and skipper Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the tournament due to his back injury. The franchise is yet to announce the replacement for Iyer.
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