Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have included Kedar Jadhav in place of David Willey, who was ruled out of the remaining matches of IPL 2023 due to injury. Jadhav, an experienced Indian all-rounder, is known for his ability to play crucial innings in the middle order and bowl useful off-spin.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday named Kedar Jadhav as the replacement for David Willey for the remainder of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. England all-rounder Willey played four matches for RCB this season and took three wickets. Wickets. Jadhav, who made his IPL debut in 2010, has so far played 93 IPL games and has 1196 runs to his name. The right-handed batsman, who previously represented RCB in 17 matches, was brought on board for INR 1 crore,” the IPL statement read.
Welcome back, Kedar Jadhav!
He has replaced David Willey in RCB for IPL 2023. pic.twitter.com/BvBnievNsG– Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 1, 2023
This will be Jadhav’s second stint in the IPL, having previously played for Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. He has scored 1,594 runs in 87 IPL matches at an average of 22.52 and a strike rate of 126.13. He has also taken 16 wickets in the tournament at an economy rate of 8.28. With RCB struggling with their middle-order batting, Jadhav’s experience and ability to finish off innings could prove to be a valuable addition to their lineup. The team will be hoping that he can hit the ground running and make an impact in the coming matches.
Jadhav will join the RCB squad in Lucknow ahead of their match against Lucknow Super Giants on May 1. It remains to be seen whether he will be included in the playing XI or not.