Hasaranga, a promising leg-break bowler and aggressive lower middle-order batsman who was a key architect in the victory of Sri Lanka over India in the recently concluded T20 Series, and Dushmantha Chameera, a tall, lanky, slippery fast bowler who was considered as the future of the fast bowling department in Sri Lanka have been picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second leg of the IPL 2021.
Earlier, Australian players Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson made themselves unavailable for the second leg of the IPL 2021 scheduled to be played in UAE from October. RCB also has the problem of missing out on some of the other players, New Zealand’s Finn Allen and Scott Kuggeleijn RR are the players who are likely to miss out on the remaining IPL.
Finn Allen and Kuggeleijn were picked for National duty for their upcoming series against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Zampa,Sams, andRichardson made themselves unavailable for the rest of the IPL season to prepare themselves for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Mike Hesson takes over as Coach
Simon Katich, who was the current coach of the RCB team has stepped down from the coaching position due to personal reasons. As quoted by Cricbuzz.com, Hesson said
“I’m very fortunate we’ve got a very experienced coaching group. So you know my role will be to work with those guys,” Hesson said. “Yes, a slight change in role, training days and playing days will be a little more hands-on and I’m looking forward to that.
“Looking forward to everyone in the coaching group making their contributions and us working together to support the team. I’ll be obviously more a hands-on part of that. But I have been involved throughout the last couple of years and know the support staff really well. Look, there’ll be challenges but that’ll be exciting in terms of as I said rolling up our sleeves a little bit and getting back to things on the day-to-day side of things.”
RCB is currently standing third on the points table before the IPL was suspended by the COVID outbreak in the bio-bubble. TheBangalore-based franchise will be starting their campaign in UAE with the match against KKR on September 20th in Abu Dhabi.