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.
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.
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) April 21, 2016
(With inputs from agencies)
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: Job done by KKR. The bowlers did extremely well to bowl out RCB for just 92. Shubman Gill and newbie Venkatesh Iyer did the rest with the bat. KKR needed a victory and they got a big one.
Kohli's announcement comes on the back of his decision to step down as India's T20 captain.
Kohli along with other Indian players refused to take the field in the fifth Test against England at Old Trafford, after junior physio Yogesh Parmar became the fourth close-contact support staff to test positive for COVID-19.