Blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore: Badree ruled out of IPL 2016, replaced by Shamsi

Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore's West Indian recruit, Samuel Badree, has been ruled out of Indian Premier League with an injury, and replaced by Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa.

The Windies leg-spinner had injured himself during the World Twenty20 final on April 3 and has not played a game since then.

He will be replaced by chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi, who plays for South African franchise Titans.

Samuel Badree. Solaris Images

Samuel Badree. Solaris Images

Shamsi, 26, previously played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after catching the eye of the touring West Indies in South Africa in 2014-15.

He enjoyed reasonable success at the CPL, claiming 11 wickets in seven games at an average of 13.27 for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2015.

RCB have lost two of their three matches so far and their bowling has been mediocre. They do not have a go-to bowler who can either stem the flow of runs or fetch wickets. Mitchell Starc or Samuel Badree could have played that role. But without them, the bowling is without a rallying point.

Shamsi tweeted his happiness at being picked for RCB for the rest of the IPL season.

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2016 22:41 PM

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