RCB’s Will Jacks ruled out of IPL 2023 due to injury, is expected to miss the entire IPL 2023 season. New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell to be brought in as a replacement for the IPL 2023 season
RCB’s Will Jacks ruled out of IPL 2023 due to injury
On March 31, the 16th season of the incredible Indian Premier League will start. Nevertheless, even before the big event started, a number of top athletes, like Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer, were forced to withdraw from the competition owing to injuries. A new name has been added to the injury list, and this time Royal Challengers Bengaluru is expected to suffer as a top all-rounder is expected to miss game time.
Will Jacks, an all-rounder for England, is expected to miss the entire IPL 2023 season due to injuries, according to sources. Will Jacks, who RCB purchased for Rs 3.2 crore at the auction in December, would have been the ideal cover for Glen Maxwell’s explosive nature. In the second One-Day International against Bangladesh in Mirpur, Will Jacks hurt himself while fielding. The muscular damage, which was initially thought to be of low severity, was later shown by scans to be rather critical.
The article also states that RCB is in negotiations with New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell to be brought in as a replacement for the IPL 2023 season now that Jacks is out of the picture. Bracewell has never before played in the IPL. At the auction, when his starting bid was Rs 1 crore, he wasn’t purchased.
Reece Topley, who was also selected by RCB in the 2023 IPL auction, is dealing with a niggle after sitting out the whole team’s tour of Bangladesh. The team may exhale with relief, though, since he is expected to be healthy before the start of the 2023 season. On April 2, RCB will face the Mumbai Indians in their opening match of the 2023 IPL at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Losing Jacks is unquestionably a setback for RCB, who will now need to reevaluate their approach to the competition. The club has constantly been one of the most well-known and prosperous in the IPL, although they haven’t won the championship yet. Although losing Jacks could put them at a disadvantage, they will still be expecting to compete at the highest level because a successor is already in the works.
The IPL is a fiercely competitive competition that draws some of the top athletes in the world. Teams are usually concerned about injuries, so RCB will have to put in a lot of effort to create a balanced roster that can handle the demands of the competition. They will be hoping that Bracewell would step up and assist the squad in achieving their objectives.
RCB squad for IPL 2023
Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, David Willey, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav.
Unknown facts about Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
The Red Army has unquestionably contributed some of the most intriguing records ever set by their players in the IPL to the annals of history. These are 10 facts and records that are Unknown, Fascinating, and Unheard of that RCB has in the IPL’s history:
Highest Team Total in IPL history – 263/5
As the RCB team headed by Virat Kohli set the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium ablaze in the 2013 IPL, they made history. The now-defunct Pune Warriors India, who had just missed an epic Chris Gayle exhibition in Bangalore, were RCB’s opponents. The highest team total in the IPL was achieved by RCB, who scored 263 runs in 20 overs. Gayle scored 175 runs, which was a significant portion of RCB’s record total.
Highest Paid cricketer in IPL history – Virat Kohli
The Indian Premier League’s highest-paid cricketer in history is RCB captain Virat Kohli (IPL). At the 2018 IPL mega auction, the franchise chose to keep Kohl, paying him a staggering IPL salary of INR 17 crores. Kohli thereby rose to the position of highest-paid player in league history.
Most IPL centuries for any team – 13
Another intriguing tidbit that probably won’t shock most IPL viewers. The most IPL centuries ever scored by a side in the IPL are all scored by Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Bangalore-based club, RCB, tops the chart for most IPL hundreds with 13 scores of its players. Chris Gayle has made a significant impact while playing for RCB, with five IPL tonnes.
Most Sixes hit by a team in the IPL – 1131
Some of the finest IPL batsmen have played for RCB over the years. The players in Bengaluru have mastered the skill of six-hitting thanks to the city’s small boundaries. Why RCB has been able to hit the most sixes in the IPL is not surprising. They undoubtedly lead the list for most hits outside of the park with 1131 sixes.
Most Runs in an IPL season – Virat Kohli (973 runs in 2016)
Virat Kohli, the captain of the RCB, set a record in the 2016 IPL when he hit around 1,000 runs in one game. He led his club to the IPL final by himself and scored 973 runs for his franchise. They lost the ultimate conflict, though, as they were unable to surpass Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nonetheless, Kohli and RCB both had a season to remember.
Most 200+ scores for any IPL team – 10
With the highest 200+ team totals in the history of the IPL, RCB also holds another noteworthy record. During the course of the team’s first 12 seasons, it has surpassed the 200-run mark 10 times. The RCB supporters are hoping that their club can produce several more similar totals in a match-winning effort during the 2019 IPL season.
Most 200+ partnership for any team in IPL- 4
In the recent IPL seasons, RCB’s batting has frequently depended on a small group of their main batsmen. In terms of the majority of 200+ IPL partnerships, the franchise has been in the front. The only team with more than one 200+ collaboration is RCB, who has three such ties. The only other side to have participated in a 200-run partnership for any wicket is Kings XI Punjab.
Most losses for an IPL franchise under the same captain – Virat Kohli
After taking over as team captain in 2011, Virat Kohli has had various difficulties. The RCB captain has led the team through 55 losses, which is the most of any team led by the same captain. The lowest winning percentage for a skipper in more than 100 games is Kohli’s 47.16%.
Fastest IPL century – Chris Gayle (RCB vs Pune Warriors India)
As RCB posted the greatest team total in IPL history, Chris Gayle made history by scoring the league’s quickest century. Gayle just needed 66 balls to get 175 runs. With just 30 balls, he scored the first 100 runs out of that total.
Lowest Team Total in IPL history
RCB also had the lowest IPL team total in 2017 on the day they recorded the best team total in IPL history. Precisely four years after making history in 2013, RCB at Eden Gardens collapsed to 49 all-out against KKR. The franchise had a terrible night, and the Red Army set an unwelcome record.