Hasaranga, Chameera add worth to RCB: Kohli


RCB skipper Virat Kohli says the Lankan bowlers’ skill-set can be of giant assist

RCB captain Virat Kohli believes that Sri Lankan replacements, leggie Wanindu Hasaranga and pacer Dushmantha Chameera, add nice worth to the facet.

“Hasaranga and Chameera have played so much cricket in Sri Lanka — they know how to play in pitches like these [in the UAE]. Their skill-set will definitely be of huge help to us in Dubai, as they understand how hot and humid these conditions can be, and how the pitches will play,” Kohli mentioned, on the RCB ‘Blue Jersey’ digital unveiling occasion on Saturday.

Hasaranga, Chameera, Australian batsmen Tim David and England left-arm seamer George Garton had been signed by RCB forward of the second leg of the IPL. They exchange the unavailable Finn Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams and Adam Zampa.

Washington Sundar, dominated out on account of an damage, has been changed by left-arm spinner Arshdeep Singh.

“Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa, who were with us in the first leg, made a decision not to play in the second leg, for reasons which are totally understandable. The guys coming in blend into our team culture very well. Our core group of players are motivated. When I stepped out to practice yesterday after quarantine, I felt like we never went away at all,” Kohli mentioned.

In its opening match of the second leg, towards KKR on Monday, RCB will don a ‘Blue Jersey’ to pay tribute to COVID-19 frontline warriors.


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