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IPL 2023: RCB Suffer huge blow As Will Jacks Reportedly Ruled Out For The Season

Will Jacks was picked up by Royal Challenger Bangalore in the auction for INR 3.2 crore. However, he has been ruled out of his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season on Wednesday.

According to an ESPNCricinfo report, Will Jacks was ruled out of his maiden IPL stint after picking up a muscle injury during England’s recent tour to Bangladesh.

RCB are Looking For His Potential Replacement.

The report also stated that RCB is looking at a potential replacement for Jacks in New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell, who has yet to earn an IPL contract. Bracewell was a part of the auction that took place in December last year but had gone unsold at the base price of INR 1 crore.

Also, England’s Reece Topley had joined the side and is expected to be fit in time for the start of the IPL 2023 after being on the sidelines for the entire Bangladesh tour with a niggle.

Listed at a base price of INR 1.5 crore in the IPL 2023 auction, Jacks was involved in a bidding clash between RCB and Rajasthan Royals before the former acquired his services as a likely backup option to Glenn Maxwell in the middle-order.

Will Jacks Career So Far

Will Jacks who made his T20I debut in September 2022, has represented England in six matches across formats. Jacks had amassed over 2800 runs in his T20 career while also snapping up 26 wickets with his right-arm off-spin.

The 24-year-old had made an impression in the Vitality Blast 2022 as he mustered 449 runs in 15 games at 32.07 and striking at 142.08. He also struck 270 runs in seven matches, maintaining a strike rate of 201.49 for the Pretoria Capitals in SA20 2022.

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