The second phase of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19. Ahead of the UAE leg, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Virat Kohli, has suffered a major setback as team's all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. However, RCB has also announced his replacement.
Washington Sundar will miss IPL 2021 due to finger injury. RCB has selected the player as the replacement of Sundar. The team has included their net bowler and Bengal fast bowler Akash Deep in place of Sundar.
Of the matches played in India in IPL 2021, Sundar got a chance in 6 matches. In four innings of these half-dozen matches, he batted and scored just 31 runs and took three wickets. On the other hand, talking about Akash Deep, this 24-year-old player has the experience of playing 9 first-class, 11 list and 15 T20 matches. He has taken 35 wickets in the longer format, 17 in the ODI format and 21 in the T20 format. As a net bowler, he has been a part of RCB for a long time. He is expected to make his IPL debut as he is known to bowl at a fast pace.
In a statement, the RCB management said, "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."
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