Shane Watson to captain RCB in absence of Kohli, De Villiers in IPL 10

DN Bureau

Indian player Virat would be out of the tournament for a couple of weeks due to the shoulder, Coach Daniel Vettori had said AB de Villiers would captain the team. But, Villiers has too been ruled out of the opening game of the season on April 5 because of his back problem.

Australian cricketer Shane Watson
Australian cricketer Shane Watson

New Delhi: Former Australian cricket player Shane Watson has been named as the interim captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the absence of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.


Indian player Virat would be out of the tournament for a couple of weeks due to the shoulder, Coach Daniel Vettori had said AB de Villiers would captain the team.

AB de Villiers with Virat Kohli


But, Villiers has too been ruled out of the opening game of the season on April 5 because of his back problem.

 

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"He still has some minor discomfort and we felt that couple of days off would be best before we have him back in action," ESPNcricinfo quoted Vettori as saying. "We hope to see him on the field in good form by 8th April match against Delhi Daredevils." 


IPL 10 is all set to begin from April 5 till May 21.
 

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