Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Vishnu Vinod replaces Lokesh Rahul for Royal Challengers in IPL

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017,10:29 IST By joji A A A

New Delhi | Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Vishnu Vinod has replaced injured Indian test opener Lokesh Rahul in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.

Rahul was ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. 23-year-old Vinod has had a good run in the limited-overs formats in domestic cricket, hitting a total of 16 sixes in T20 competitions.

Earlier, Ben Hilfenhaus, the Australian fast bowler, was signed by the Delhi Daredevils franchise as a replacement for South African batsman JP Duminy.

Hilfenhaus has represented Australia in 27 Tests, 25 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 7 T20 Internationals. He has played for two IPL franchises in past editions.

Also, Tamil Nadu batsman Washington Sundar was signed by Rising Pune Supergiant as a replacement for Indian Test all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin. Sundar represented India at the under-19 level and made his senior debut for Tamil Nadu last season.