IPL 2023:RCB announce Michael Bracewell as replacement of Will Jacks’ for upcoming season

New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have named New Zealand’s all-rounder Michael Bracewell for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023). Bracewell, who went unsold in the auction last year has been called in as a replacement for England all-rounder Will Jacks.


Michael Bracewell of New Zealand will replace Will Jacks for #IPL2023.

The 32-year-old all-rounder was the top wicket taker for Kiwis during the T20I series in India, and scored a fighting 140 in an ODI game. #PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB pic.twitter.com/qO0fhP5LeY

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 18, 2023

Jacks- Most expensive player for RCB in auction

Will Jacks was the most expensive player for RCB in the IPL 2023 auction was ruled out due muscle injury. The Englishmen was due to represent the Bangalore franchise in the upcoming IPL campaign after being picked up for Rs 3.2 crore at the auction.

Bracewell’s T20 stats

The 24-year-old all-rounder has scored 2802 runs from 109 T20s at a strike-rate of 157.94 including one century and 23 half-centuries. The injury setback could also hamper his hopes of staking a claim for the Men’s ODI World Cup slated to be held later this year in India.

RCB to MI in tournament opener

RCB will kick off their IPL 2023 campaign against five-time champions Mumbai Indians on April 2. They will host MI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This will be their first home fixture in four years.

RCB Squad: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Faf Du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahemad, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, David Willey, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Will Jacks (ruled out), Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav


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