In a shocking turn of events, Will Jacks, who was picked up by RCB for the upcoming edition of the IPL has been ruled out with an injury. He was being viewed as a possible replacement for Glenn Maxwell but at the moment it feels like that Maxi will be available for the entirety of the tournament after recovering from a career-threatening leg fracture.
Still in case to make sure that they have the required back-up, a lot of pointers will be doing the rounds for the Challengers as they will be eyeing to onboard the likes of someone who can be a like for like replacement for Glenn Maxwell, particularly with the bat and maybe couple of overs where he turn his arm by a fair bit.
The Kiwi all-rounder proved his value for the New Zealand series, as he chimed in with a crucial century that almost turned the game on its head for the Kiwis only to be denied in the dying embers by the fall of wickets at the other end. A terrific striker of the cherry, an abled deliverer under the pump and most importantly a clutch game-changer in the middle will provide ample assistance to the likes of DK and Shahbaz who felt lack of slightly more support at the other end.
Once again, not particularly a batter who can bowl but he has proven to be elemental in his earlier stints in the IPL. Maybe adding an extra bit of support to the likes of David Willey, Tom Curran can provide significant depth to the ranks of RCB, particularly coming out to bat at number 7, helping the Challengers to try and extend their batting unit with an economical bowler up front.
The Sri Lankan skipper went unsold despite his courageous displays in the Asia Cup. However, due to reticence in the T20 World Cup, he missed out on a few opportunities and eventually went unsold in the IPL Auction. This can be RCB’s golden ticket to get the Lankan skipper and he can prove to be crucial, particularly considering the fact that he is a proven game-changer and has a wonderful chemistry with ace leg-spinner, Wanindu Hasaranga.