The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise will miss the services of Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa for their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Chennai. The reason for the same is that Zampa is set to get married during the same time and the same was confirmed by RCB’s Director of Cricketing Operations, Mike Hesson.
RCB had a decent IPL season last year but were unable to get their hands on the IPL trophy which has been eluding them right from the inception of the league. The Virat Kohli-led franchise would want to end their duck in 2021 and towards the said aim, they have acquired quite a few talented players at the IPL 2021 auction including the big money moves for Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson.
Mike Hesson confirms news of Adam Zampa’s marriage
In a video posted by the official Twitter handle of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mike Hesson spoke about Adam Zampa’s unavailability for the first match and said, “We won’t have our full contingent of overseas players available for the first game. Adam Zampa is getting married. It’s an important time for him and it’s something that as a franchise we are aware of and we respect and we hope he has a great time. So when he joins us, once again he is going to be fresh and make a massive contribution to the rest of the tournament.”
“We have got eight good overseas options, we are making sure that we are firing and functioning for the entire tournament not just trying to push guys for the first game,” he added.
Hesson also confirmed that AB de Villiers will join the RCB camp on the 28th of March. “We have got players arriving all the way through till April 1. Finn Allen will be playing in T20I in New Zealand on April 1 and then he will come the day after… ABD arrives on 28,” he said.