Due to the sudden surge of Covid-19 cases into IPL players in the in April –May, IPL got postpone into Sep, next month and will be played in UAE just like the previous year.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has freshened up their squad for the remainder of the IPL season. To replace Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams and Kane Richardson RCB management has added two Srilankans and one Australian player to the squad.
Sri Lankan duo of Dushmantha Chameera and all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, along with Australia’s Tim David to their unit for the remainder of the IPL 2021, the franchise announced on Saturday.
The three replacements were announced as part of the team’s re-shuffle in the overseas department following certain overseas players’ unavailability for the remaining half of the IPL.
In another important announcement, RCB announced that Simon Katich, who served as coach has stepped down on personal grounds and 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.
Chameera and Hasaranga were an integral part of the limited-overs series against India in July, in which Sri Lanka emerged victorious 2-1 in the T20Is with both bowlers putting in impressive performances. Chameera replaces Daniel Sams, while Hasaranga comes in for Zampa in the squad. David replaces Allen for the remainder of the series.