Royal Challengers Bangalore recruited New Zealand’s uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Finn Allen in place of Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe has made himself unavailable for the upcoming Indian Premier League 2021 due to personal reasons.
Philippe made his IPL debut in 2020, featured in five games for Royal Challenger Bangalore, scoring just 78 runs.
Finn Allen is a top-order batsman and a New Zealand wicket keeper who has played 12 first-class games with his name, including three fifties
Finn had a base price of INR 20 lacs equal to that of Josh Philippe.
Australian bowler Kane Richardson left RCB from last year IPL then RCB signs another Australian spin bowler Adam Zampa, who retaining by RCB for his impressive performance in the Indian Premier League 2020
RCB management is disappointed to have lost a player to Josh’s calibration for this season of the IPL, but at the same time we fully understand, respect and support his decision to exclude himself from the tournament.
We had to select the next best option from the list of registered players for the IPL auction, at the same base price as Josh Philippe. We have spent a lot of time working through that potential list and have selected Finn Allen as the top-order batting replacement.- RCB Management
Virat Kohli, De Villiers, Y Chahal, D Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, W Sundar, Md Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Md Azharuddeen, S Prabhudesai, KS Bharat