Tuesday, 16 February 2016

KL Rahul, Parvez Rasool join Royal Challengers Bangalore

Batsman KL Rahul and offspinning allrounder Parveez Rasool will be playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016. The duo were previously with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Rahul was picked up for Rs 100 lakhs ($166,000) while Rasool went for Rs 95 lakhs ($158000) during the 2014 IPL auction. Rahul had an underwhelming 2015 season with Sunrisers, managing only 142 runs in nine matches at a strike rate of 112.69. Rasool had got only two games that season.
Rasool was earlier part of Pune Warriors, he also played a solitary ODI for India, in which he took 2 wickets against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2014. Rahul, who can also keep wickets, returns to Royal Challengers, having played for them in 2013. He, however, scored only 20 runs in five matches.

Speaking about the new signings, team owner Vijay Mallya said: “Given his multiple skills, KL Rahul has a lot to offer RCB in terms of batting and wicket keeping. It’s a good feeling to get a prominent local Karnataka boy back home and in the RCB fold again.
“Parvez offers us a spinning all rounder option that we were targeting to compliment Chahal and Iqbal. I hope to see him continue his good form in this forthcoming IPL season.”

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