Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have just signed New Zealand Wicket-keeper Batsman Finn Allen as a replacement of Australian Josh Philippe also a Wicket-keeper Batsman who according to Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) release as he will unavailable for IPL 2021, reason is not so clear.
Last year Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had bought Josh Philippe at a base price of 20 lakhs who had a not a very attractive start to his Indian Premier League (IPL) career and represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Exact reason is not so clear about this fact why he will unavailable to represent Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). May it will be something personal because franchise has not disclosed regarding this anything right now.
Finn Allen replaces Josh Philippe for #IPL2021.
We regret to inform that Josh Philippe has made himself unavailable for IPL 2021 due to personal reasons. As a result, we have picked an exciting top order batsman in Finn Allen.#PlayBold #Classof2021 pic.twitter.com/DaasJ58ngk
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 10, 2021
Last year Josh Philippe had played 5 games as a top order batsman and scored just 78 runs which was not so impressable for the Franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Allen who is 21 years old, New Zealand cricketer has three fifties in his 12 matches of first-class games (domestically).
Finn Allen was also traded in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a base price of 20 lakhs, the same as that of Josh Philippe. Question is arising will Finn Allen be able to make his team happy as a replacement of Josh Philippe in his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL).
Recently the Wicket-Keeper Batsman Josh Philippe, in the recently concluded T20I series against New Zealand, had two 40-plus score.
Will Finn Allen perform better than Josh Philippe? This is a big question.
RCB Full Squad 2021
|AB de Villiers||Batsman/Wicket-keeper|
Have a look on RCB Team 2021 Full Squad.