Undefeated Afghan spinner Izharulhaq Naveed will join Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as a net bowler ahead of the upcoming 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The leg spinner confirmed the news by posting a selfie with the RCB jersey on his Instagram.
Izharulhaq, 18, looked impressive bowling at the ICC U19 World Cup while playing for Afghanistan earlier this year. The uncapped leg spinner had scalped four wickets in six games with a phenomenal 3.63 save rate. It will indeed be a great learning curve for Izharulhaq as he will play against the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. Here is Izharulhaq Naveed’s Instagram story:
The biggest talking point leading up to IPL 2022 was the RCB captain and the franchise finally unveiled Faf du Plessis as Virat Kohli’s successor. The former South African captain brings a wealth of leadership and IPL success to the table, having spent almost a decade with the Chennai Super Kings.
Faf has already stressed that it will be a collaborative approach and that Virat Kohli’s energy will be critical to their progress. RCB has a solid core group of players with managerial experience that will stand them in good stead. The likes of Glenn Maxwell and newcomers Dinesh Karthik and Kohli are expected to work closely with du Plessis.
RCB SQUAD FOR IPL 2022
Royal challengers Bangalore:
Retained players: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj.
Players auctioned off: Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Shahbaz Ahamad, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Luvnith Sisodia, David Willey.