With Faf du Plessis as the captain, RCB will look to break their trophy drought this season.
England and RCB fast bowler Reece Topley has been ruled out for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which begins on February 17. Topley was supposed to play for Multan Sultans this season, but he did not receive a NOC from England. and the Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Multan Sultan’s owner, Ali Tareen, announced that Topple was unavailable. “(Topley) didn’t get NOC and out of PSL,” he tweeted.
This means that Topley’s injury is not serious. He is battling the problem but the ECB has refused to give him NOC for the PSL in view of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in America and West Indies. The left-arm fast bowler is a key part of defending champions England’s plans.
Topley doubts about playing in IPL
Although his injury is not serious, it is being considered that the ECB may also deny him NOC for the IPL. If this happens, it will be a big blow for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Among the most experienced bowlers in the team, Tapley is expected to play a big role for RCB this year. Along with Mohammad Siraj and Alzari Joseph, he is expected to be in the first XI for RCB.
Topley played for Durban Supergiants in the recently concluded SA20 and took 12 of his 13 wickets. The ECB is looking to manage the workload of its players, especially the fast bowlers, for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Recently, the board ruled out Mark Wood from IPL 2024 to handle his extra workload. Wood was scheduled to play for Lucknow Supergiants and was later replaced by West Indies fast bowler Shamar Joseph. Earlier, Jofra Archer was barred from participating in the IPL 2024 auction by the ECB till he returns from injury.