IPL 2023: Michael Bracewell replaces injured Will Jacks in RCB squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell has replaced injured Englishman Will Jacks in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, the franchise announced on Saturday.
RCB bought Jacks for a whopping Rs 3.2 crore in the auction last year but the 24-year-old recently suffered a muscle injury while fielding during England’s second ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
The injury may also affect his chances of earning a place in England’s ODI squad for the World Cup in India later this year.
Jacks’ replacement Bracewell was the top wicket-taker for Kiwis during the T20I series in India and scored a terrific 140 in an ODI game.
“RCB have signed New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell as a replacement for England batter Will Jacks for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023,” said an IPL statement on Saturday.
“Jacks, who was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury, was bought by the franchise for Rs 3.2 crore. His replacement, Bracewell, has played 16 T20Is, scored 113 runs and picked up 21 wickets. He will join RCB at his base price of Rs 1 crore,” the statement added.
Bracewell didn’t find any takers in the IPL auction after entering with a base price of Rs 1 crore. He has never played in the IPL.

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RCB will open their IPL campaign against Mumbai Indians on April 2.
(With inputs from PTI)

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