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| On Aug 25, 2021 7:09 PM IST

IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore Picks George Garton for Phase 2

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The Royal Challengers have been an unlucky side in the Indian Premier League history. They have featured in 3 IPL finals, 2009 against Deccan Chargers, 2011 against Chennai Super Kings, and 2016 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and lost them all. In the phase 1 of the IPL 2021, they have been impressive and with 5 wins in 7 matches, they have a good amount of chance of qualifying for the play-offs. The tournament was postponed due to COVID pandemic and there will be changes to the original squad for the team due to the scheduled T20 World Cup and international series, and personal reasons of the players.

RCB picks George Garton for IPL 2021 Phase 2

The bowling all-rounder from Sussex, George Garton has been picked by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2021 Phase 2. This replacement was needed due to the absence of Kane Richardson. Before this, the time already announced 3 new additions, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushmantha Chameera for the remaining matches of the tournament.

Here is the official announcement by RCB,

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The new addition, George Garton is a left-arm pace bowler who has been a consistent wicket-taker in the shorter formats. In 6 appearances in the T20 Blast 2021, he picked up 9 wickets and scored 55 runs. In The Hundred, he played a crucial role in helping his team Southern Brave to lift the title by scalping 10 wickets.

Other 7 Overseas Players of Royal Challengers Bangalore

With addition of George Garton, the RCB team has finally filled their slot of 8 overseas players.

Ab De Villiers: The South African player will be the wicket-keeper and backbone of the team.

Glenn Maxwell: The Aussie batter will be at no.3 position as of the Phase 1 and would look to continue the same form.

Kyle Jamieson: The Kiwi bowler impressed in his debut stint for RCB in Phase 1

Dan Christian: The experienced batting all-rounder is coming into the tournament after good performances against Bangladesh.

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Wanindu Hasaranga: The spinner has been quite effective in containing runs and taking wickets at regular intervals.

Tim David: The youngster from Singapore will be a good addition due to his track record in other franchise leagues.

Dushmantha Chameera: The Sri Lanka pacer was accurate in his line-lengths against Indian team in the recent limited-overs series and was a momentum pick.

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Harshit Rathi

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