RCB announce Kedar Jadhav as a replacement for injured David Willey

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday announced Kedar Jadhav as a replacement for injured England all-rounder David Willey for the remainder of the ongoing IPL 2023 season.

Willey, whose injury is unspecified, had featured in just four matches for RCB this season and scalped three wickets.

Notably, Jadhav began his IPL career in 2010 with Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) against RCB, becoming one of just nine Indians to score a half-century on debut and has played 93 matches in the cash-rich league, amassing 1196 runs.

Jadhav, a right-handed batter, had previously represented RCB in 17 matches during the 2016-17 season of the IPL.

As per reports, he has been roped in by RCB for Rs 1 crore.

Earlier, Jadhav was out of limited-overs cricket since November 2021 before making a comeback with two appearances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in November 2022. He then marked a terrific comeback in First-Class cricket by slamming 283 in his first FC match in four years since January 2019.

Jadhav had featured in 73 ODIs and 9 T20Is for India and is also the only Indian to amass a 40-plus average and 100-plus strike rate in ODIs (min. 1000 runs).

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