Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have signed English pacer George Garton as a replacement for Australian pace bowler Kane Richardson for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which will resume on September 19 in the UAE.
Uncapped Garton, a left-arm pacer, represents Sussex at domestic level. He has played 38 T20s so far bagging 44 wickets with a bowling average of 20.06.
Notably, Garton is RCB’s fourth replacement of the 14th season as it had recently signed Sri Lankan duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera apart from Singapore’s Tim David as replacement players.
While leggie Hasaranga is a replacement for Australia’s Adam Zampa, Chameera replaced Zampa’s country-mate Daniel Sams.
Tim David has come in place of New Zealand’s Finn Allen, who will be unavailable due to his national commitments.
Earlier in the day, Rajasthan Royals (RR) had announced the signing of South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi, the world no. 1 ranked T20I bowler, who will be joining the squad for the remainder of the 14th edition.
The left-arm leg spinner from Johannesburg, is the second replacement player for the franchise.
Shamsi, 31, represents The Titans in South Africa’s domestic cricket, and made his international debut for South Africa during a bilateral T20I series against England in 2017.
The left-arm leg spinner has since picked up 45 wickets in 39 T20Is, along with 32 wickets in 27 ODIs for his nation.