File image of Dale Steyn(Getty Images)
File image of Dale Steyn(Getty Images)

IPL 2019: Dale Steyn to replace injured Nathan Coulter-Nile at Royal Challengers Bangalore

With only 8 matches left for RCB in the 2019 IPL, the skipper said there was nothing more to tell his team but he hoped they would play with more clarity.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 06:31 PM IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore received a massive shot in the arm as seasoned South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has been roped in as a replacement for the injured Nathan Coulter-Nile.

As per a report in ESPNCricinfo, Steyn will make a comeback to the league after a gap of two years. He last played for Gujarat Lions (in only a single match) back in 2016. The South African has played for RCB in the past - he was part of the franchise where he played 28 matches between 2008 and 2010 and picked up 27 wickets.

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This inclusion comes even as Steyn has hit a purple patch on his comeback and RCB would hope the fast bowler can inject some life into their campaign which has been disastrous so far - the side has lost six out of six matches. RCB play their next match on April 13 against Kings XI Punjab.

“After a while, it’s about the skill. The team needs to relax, whatever’s in front of us, we need to accept it. We want to enjoy as a team, otherwise we won’t be able to play any good cricket,” skipper Virat Kohli said after the loss against Delhi Capitals.

With only 8 matches left for RCB in the 2019 IPL, the skipper said there was nothing more to tell his team but he hoped they would play with more clarity.

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