Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have suffered a huge blow as their fast-bowler Adam Milne has been ruled out of the IPL 8 due to a heel injury. 

Milne, who was picked by RCB during this year’s IPL auctions, got injured during the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, it was expected that he would get fit for the later half of the Indian Premier League but his reports show that he needs time to recover. 

Karnataka’s left-arm seamer Sreenath Arvind has been named as the replacement for Milne in the squad. The IPL’s Technical Committee consisting of Anurag Thakur (Hony. Secretary, BCCI), Sourav Dasgupta, Subir Ganguly, Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri confirmed the replacement on April 22. 

This will be Arvind’s second stint with RCB. The paceman was part of the RCB squad in the 2011 and 2012 seasons of the competition. He was RCB’s highest wicket-taker in the 2011 edition, with 21 wickets from 13 games. Arvind also finished with 44 wickets in 11 matches of 2014-15 Ranji Trophy – the fourth highest in the season. 

 

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