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IPL 2018: New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile in RCB squad

  • PTI
  • March 24th, 2018
  • 15:59:45 IST

New Delhi: New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will replace injured Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.

This was confirmed by the IPL's technical committee on Saturday. Coulter-Nile, who claimed 15 wickets from eights games for Kolkata Knight Riders last season, has been ruled out owing to an injury.

Corey Anderson celebrates after reaching his half-century in the 3rd T20I. Getty Images

File image of Corey Anderson, who is now picked in the Royal Challengers Bangalore side for IPL 2018 . Getty Images

In accordance with the Player Regulations, the Royal Challengers Bangalore were allowed to choose a replacement from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP), and the franchise subsequently picked the New Zealander for his base price of Rs 2 crore, a BCCI media release stated.

The franchise, too, issued a statement, confirming the news.

"Nathan Coulter-Nile is still recovering from a sustained injury and has been prescribed ample rest. He is a player of tremendous talent and owing to his treatment however, he won't be able to play during IPL season 11. His absence will be felt greatly both in the team and on ground. Team RCB wishes Nathan a heartfelt speedy recovery and an early come back.

"Replacing him in the squad is the explosive Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson. Corey plays a bold game and has incredible potential. We all welcome him to the RCB squad," RCB head coach Daniel Vettori said in the release.

RCB begin their campaign with an away game against KKR on 8 April.

Updated Date: March 24, 2018 15:59:45 IST

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