Indian medium-pacer Ankit Rajpoot has been a known face in the Indian Premier League.In his 29-match career, he has 24 wickets at 33.91, although he could be an option good enough for the Challengers to look forward to as Sundar’s replacement. Overall, in his T20 career worth 82 games, Rajpoot has 101 scalps at 21.05 and an economy rate of 7.76.
He played a crucial role in making his team earn ODI status, before playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL under the coaching of Ricky Pointing. In his nine-match brief IPL career, he has bagged 13 wickets, with a best of 3/36, while overall in T20s, the leggie has 138 wickets from 101 matches.
The 21-year-old was signed by Leicestershire for the T20 Blast, and he has not disappointed, currently positioned as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 26 scalps in 14 matches at 17.57 and an economy of 8.67.With RCB in search of potential replacements, this might be the year for his IPL debut.
England spinner Adil Rashid is a tempting option, more so as the venue of the second leg is in the spin-friendly conditions of the UAE.Apart from 65 T20I wickets in 62 games, the leg-spinner has bagged 229 wickets at 21.96 and an economy rate of 7.40 in his 198-match T20 career.
He came up with another stellar show against West Indies in an away series in 2020, before scripting a Player-of-the-Tournament performance in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League. Hasaranga was also the Player of the Series against India in the recently-concluded home T20I series that Sri Lanka clinched 2-1.