first_imgNew Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has been roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.Anderson will replace Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has been ruled out with an injury.Bangalore has roped the Black Caps all-rounder at his base price of Rs 2 crore.”The Royal Challengers Bangalore subsequently picked New Zealand’s Corey Anderson for his base price of INR 2 crore,” said a press release.”The IPL Technical Committee has approved a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile – fast bowler from Australia – in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. Mr. Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the VIVO IPL 2018 owing to an injury.”In accordance with the Player Regulations, the Royal Challengers Bangalore were allowed to choose a replacement from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP),” it added.Coulter-Nile was in great form for Kolkata Knight Riders last season and was expected to spearhead RCB’s bowling attack. The Aussie grabbed 15 wickets from 8 games at an average of 19.97. He also played an important role in KKR’s demolition of RCB, when the Virat Kohli-led side was bowled out for 48 at the Eden Gardens in 2017.However, in Anderson, the team from Bengaluru has an able replacement. The New Zealander, who went unsold at the auction, has a fair bit of IPL experience and will look to capitalise on this opportunity.Last year, he represented the Delhi Daredevils and smashed 142 runs from 11 matches and picked up three wickets.Anderson will provide Kohli balance in the middle and he is also someone who can tonk the ball when required and chip in with four overs as well.advertisementlast_img