Series of shocks for RCB.. Injury to the all-rounder.. Doubt for the next season..?

Ahead of the IPL-16 season, which is scheduled to start in three weeks, Royal Challengers Bangalore is hitting shocks after shocks. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recently acquired England all-rounder Will Jacks at a huge price in the IPL mini-auction that ended in December last year. There are good chances of losing his services for this season. Jacks, who was a part of England’s one-day series against Bangladesh, was injured in the second one-dayer.

Jacks pulled his left thigh muscle during the second ODI and was ruled out of the third ODI. The England Cricket Board (ECB) advised him to come to London immediately. With the crucial IPL season coming soon, will Jacks recover by then? Or not..? That is to be decided by the ECB.

Already, RCB.. will lose the services of Australian star players Josh Hazlewood and Glenn Maxwell for some matches in the season. Both of them are struggling with injuries. Hazlewood, however, came to India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy but returned to Sydney after the Delhi Test. Cricket Australia may not give clearance to these two to play in IPL if they do not fully recover from the injury. If that happens, it will be a huge setback for RCB. Now if Jacks also leaves, the team will be disappointed.


In the IPL mini-auction that ended in December last year, Jax was bought by RCB for Rs. 3.2 crores. Jacks, who made his debut playing T20s with Pakistan in September last year, also won a place in the Tests of the same year. Jax is solid in his spin as well as his brilliance in the middle order. Jacks took six wickets in the first match of the Rawalpindi Test and ruled the downfall of Pakistan. Jax, who played for Pretoria Capitals in the recently concluded South African T20 League (SA T20) also performed well.



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