IPL 2023: Bracewell Joins Royal Challengers Bangalore as Jacks' Replacement

IPL 2023: Bracewell Joins Royal Challengers Bangalore as Jacks' Replacement

The IPL 2023 season is just around the corner, and the excitement is building up as teams finalize their lineups. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, one of the most popular teams in the IPL, recently made headlines with their signing of Michael Bracewell as a replacement for the injured Will Jacks. Bracewell, who will join the team for his auction base price of INR 1 crore, brings with him a wealth of experience and talent that will undoubtedly make him an asset to the team.

Bracewell is equally skilled with both bat and ball, having played for New Zealand in 7 Tests, 19 ODIs, and 16 T20Is. He has scored 2284 runs and taken 40 wickets with an economy rate of 6.52 in 117 T20 matches. With such an impressive track record, it's no wonder that the Royal Challengers saw him as the perfect replacement for the injured Jacks.

Jacks, who has never played in the IPL, unfortunately sustained a muscle injury while fielding in England’s second ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Despite the setback, he remains optimistic, tweeting, "Gutted. I'll be back." The Royal Challengers, too, remain optimistic about their chances in the upcoming season. With the return to their home ground, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the team is eager to put on a show for their fans and make a strong start to the season.

Bracewell's signing is not only a boost for the Royal Challengers but also a great opportunity for him to gain more experience in Indian conditions, especially with the upcoming World Cup. His replacement in the New Zealand team, Rachin Ravindra, is equally talented and will undoubtedly make his country proud in the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka.

As the IPL 2023 season approaches, fans can't help but wonder if Bracewell will be a replacement or an upgrade for the Royal Challengers. With a star-studded overseas lineup that includes Faf du Plessis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Reece Topley, David Willey, and Finn Allen, Bracewell will undoubtedly have the support he needs to make a significant impact for the team.

The Royal Challengers' first game of the season against the Mumbai Indians on April 2 is sure to be a thrilling one, and fans can't wait to see what the team has in store for them. With Bracewell on board, the Royal Challengers have a strong chance of making a mark in the IPL 2023 season and bringing home the trophy.


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