Kedar Jadhav has been drafted as David Willey’s replacement by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League, BCCI announced on Monday. The 38-year-old has been signed for INR 1 Crore after the England seamer was ruled out due to a foot injury.
Despite making his debut in 2010, Jadhav hasn’t managed to make a splash in the tournament, scoring only 1196 runs at a strike rate of 123.17. He has featured in 93 IPL games, turning up for Delhi Capitals, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has represented RCB on 17 occasions, with 2017 proving to be his finest hour in the league as he scored 267 runs at a strike rate of 143.54
While Jadhav comes in as replacement for a bowling all-rounder who has played 4 games for the franchise this season, he could have a crucial role to fill in the inexperienced and under-fire middle order.
🔊 ANNOUNCEMENT 🔊
Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav replaces injured David Willey for the remainder of #IPL2023.
Welcome back to #ನಮ್ಮRCB, Kedar Jadhav! 🙌#PlayBold @JadhavKedar pic.twitter.com/RkhI9Tvpi1
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 1, 2023