According to the recent reports of Cricbuzz, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has roped in George Garton for the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The left-arm pacer from England will replace Kane Richardson for the UAE-leg of the competition will happen from September 19th. RCB’s first opponents in the second phase will be KKR.
On Saturday, RCB announced that they have bought the services of Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, and Dushmantha Chameera, who will be replacing Adam Zampa, Finn Allen, and Daniel Sams respectively in the roster. Apart from that, RCB also announced that Simon Katich, who served as a coach has stepped down citing personal reasons and Mike Hesson will step in and discharge the duties of head coach for this season, in addition to his existing role of Director of Cricket Operations, RCB.
As per Cricbuzz, RCB has bought the services of the southpaw fast bowler, George Garton for the UAE-leg of IPL 2021. The report suggests that the Englishman’s inclusion has been confirmed after the approval from the IPL governing council.
George Garton is a 24-year-old left-arm English fast bowler, who played for the Southern Brave, the team that won the inaugural edition of the Hundred. In fact, he was one of the most important players to help the team to lift the trophy. In the finals, Garton opened the bowling for his side and bowled 20 balls to give away just 27 runs. He took the wicket of David Bedingham in the final.
George Garton has been part of 37 T20 games so far and he has scalped 43 wickets at a decent average of 19.51. Apart from doing well in the shortest format, George is also a good bowler in Test cricket as well. Many feel he would have a bright future in the whites too.
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