IPL updates: Hasaranga & Chameera gets NOC till league phase
The Sri Lankan cricket board has finally granted NOC to their two cricketers Wahnindu Hasaranga and Dushmanta Chameera to play in the remainder of IPL 2021. Hasaranga and Chameera have replaced Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams respectively in the RCB lineup.
However, both the players will only play till the league phase. And will have to join the Sri Lankan world cup squad just before the IPL playoffs ( October 10). To take part in the warm-up matches prior to the world cup.
This has come as a big jolt for Virat Kohli led RCB. As on the basis of the current league standings and form showed in the phase one of this IPL. RCB looks well poised to reach the playoffs this season. Not getting both the players specially Hasaranga who is expect to be a starter in the XI will dent the strength of RCB bowling at the business end.
Meanwhile, in another bad news for the RCB , their dependable spin allrounder Washington Sundar. Who had injured his finger during the England tour, facing up to Siraj in the practice game, has been rule out of the IPL due to a finger injury. IPL updates: Hasaranga & Chameera gets NOC till league phase.
Sundar who creates a lot of impact in power-play overs with his tight lines is in race against time to be fit for the T20I World cup for India.
It appears that the above developments can have an impact on the RCB bowling resources in which Siraj, Harshal Patel and Yazuvendra Chahal is expected to carry the brunt of the attack along with the Kiwi giant Kyle Jamieson.
RCB also have Navdeep Saini and spinner Shahbaz Ahmed in their stocks. In Sundar’ s absence Shahbaz can be a crucial member of the bowling attack .
RCB has also recruited George Garton , an English left-arm quick bowling allrounder. Who can be a surprise package in this IPL. He has taken 46 wickets in a 38 match t20 career which are decent returns.
The RCB entourage has reached the UAE and has started their quarantine formalities.