Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

IPL: Dale Steyn replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile for Bangalore

IPL: Dale Steyn replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile for Bangalore

In Match 28 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) Kings XI Punjab will host Royal Challengers Bangalore at PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday.

Earlier, the South African speedster has uploaded a picture of his passport on his social media account.

Steyn will replace Australian Coulter-Nile, who is recovering from a back injury.

Coulter-Nile is suffering from a stiff back:Coulter-Nile has also server two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

After six straight defeats, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to stay afloat when they take on an inconsistent Kings XI Punjab.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is the most unsuccessful team of Indian Premier League and have not shown any interest in winning it yet again. "That's the whole story of RCB this season", Kohli had said after the match. He has bagged 27 wickets for the Bengaluru-based franchise. The South African speedster went unsold in the IPL auction held in December previous year but if reports are to be believed he might join in RCB for the world's richest league.

Having not played for the Titans in the CSA T20 Challenge, attempting to boost RCB's IPL campaign could be a great test for the 35-year-old ahead of the World Cup. He has also played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions. Steyn went unsold in the recent Auctions when he had kept a base price of Rs 1.5 crores.

Steyn has delivered well against Pakistan and then Sri Lanka in the worldwide fold.

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