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The Royal Challengers Bangalore have added New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson to their squad as a replacement for Australia pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile.
The move, which was approved by the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) technical committee on Saturday, was made after Coulter-Nile was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury.
As a result, the Royal Challengers selected Anderson from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP) for his base price of INR 2 crores.
“Nathan Coulter-Nile is still recovering from a sustained injury and has been prescribed ample rest,” the franchise’s head coach Daniel Vettori said in a statement as quoted by The Hindu. “He is a player of tremendous talent and owing to his treatment however, he won’t be able to play during IPL season 11. His absence will be felt greatly both in the team and on ground. Team RCB wishes Nathan a heartfelt speedy recovery and an early come back.
“Replacing him in the squad is the explosive Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson. Corey plays a bold game and has incredible potential. We all welcome him to the RCB squad.”
The Royal Challengers will get their IPL campaign underway against the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 8.