New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell has been signed by Bangalore Franchise as a replacement for the injured England cricketer Will Jacks for the upcoming Indian T20 League season. Bracewell, who has played 16 T20Is and scored 113 runs while picking up 21 wickets, will join RCB at his base price of Rs 1 crore.
Upon his announcement as Bangalore’s new player, Bracewell expressed his excitement to play in the Indian T20 League and the opportunity to play alongside some of the best players in the world. The 30-year-old is known for his hard-hitting capabilities and has had a good run in domestic cricket, which earned him a call-up for the New Zealand national team.
Bracewell, who hails from Wellington, has been a consistent performer for the Wellington Firebirds in domestic T20s, where he has an impressive strike rate of 143.29. The all-rounder’s experience and skill set make him an ideal replacement for Will Jacks, who was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a muscle injury.
Bangalore is one of the most popular teams in the Indian T20 League, and Bracewell is likely to have a big role to play in the franchise’s fortunes this season. He joins a star-studded squad that includes the likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The Indian T20 League is a platform where players from all over the world come together to showcase their talent and compete against some of the best in the business. For Michael Bracewell, it’s a great opportunity to make a mark and gain some invaluable experience, which he can take back to New Zealand cricket.
Many fans on Twitter however have trolled Bracewell for calling Bangalore on such high pedestal.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Michael Bracewell’s comments:
He'll regret it after joining the RCB camp. He will return to New Zealand without form.
— Amarnath (@Amarnat01528476) March 24, 2023
Will be benched whole season 😂
— Ro45 Stan (@SumeetOP5) March 24, 2023
Bracewell after playing 10 matches for rcb 😅
if you know you know pic.twitter.com/fxUb0I2aZA
— supreme 🇮🇳 (@Surendr99915744) March 24, 2023
Every team can win ipl but pic.twitter.com/kVupmhcMzx
— rohit_45fansss (@rohit45_fanssss) March 24, 2023
Abhi new new hai n isliye thode matches khelenga to phir samj jayenga …
— Deep ( ⏳ ) (@Deep12955533) March 24, 2023
Paid, he knows Rcb is shit
— ً (@SirDonHitman) March 24, 2023