Michael Bracewell replaces injured Will Jacks at RCB

The New Zealand allrounder went unsold during the IPL auction but has been enlisted to replace the England international, who was ruled out this week with a thigh problem

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Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed up New Zealand allrounder Michael Bracewell as an injury replacement for Will Jacks ahead of the Indian Premier League.

Jacks, a 3.2 crore (approximately £320,000) addition during the auction, has been ruled out of the competition with a thigh problem.

The allrounder suffered the injury during England's second ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur and missed the subsequent T20I series after being sent home.

Bracewell went unsold during the auction but arrives for 1 crore (£100,000) for his first stint in franchise cricket.

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Jacks will have to wait for his IPL bow (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

An all-format Black Caps international, Bracewell has played seven Tests, 19 ODIs and 16 T20Is.

In a 20-over career comprising 117 matches, he has scored 2,284 runs at a strike rate of 133.48 and taken 40 wickets with an economy rate of 6.52.

He joins an overseas contingent at RCB which includes Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, David Willey, Finn Allen and Reece Topley. 

RCB kick off their IPL campaign against Mumbai Indians on April 2.


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