IPL 2021: RCB rope in Garton for pacer Richardson

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Bengaluru, Aug 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed English fast-bowler George Garton as replacement for Australian pace bowler Kane Richardson for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which resumes on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.

The left-arm pace bowler, who represents Sussex at domestic level and hasn’t represented England so far, has featured in 38 T20s and taken 44 wickets with a bowling average of 20.06.

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As a batsman, Garton has an average of 20.77 in T20s, with a strike rate of 124.66 although he hasn’t scored much. This will be Garton’s debut season in IPL.

Garton was RCB’s fourth replacement of the season.

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The franchise has also signed Sri Lankan duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera apart from Singapore’s Tim David as replacement players.

Leg-spinner Hasaranga is a replacement for Australia’s Adam Zampa, who had pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons.

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Chameera replaced Zampa’s country-mate Daniel Sams.

Tim David has come in place of New Zealand’s Finn Allen, who will be unavailable since he will be on national duty.

–IANS

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