Royal Challengers Bangalore have signed up New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman Finn Allen as replacement for Josh Philippe who will be unavailable for the entire season.
Philippe, who made his debut in 2020, played five games and scored 78 runs for the franchise. His replacement Finn has featured in 12 First-class games for New Zealand and scored three half centuries.
About Finn Allen
Finnley Hugh Allen is a New Zealand cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut for Auckland in the 2016–17 Super Smash on 3 January 2017. Prior to his Twenty20 debut, he was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Finn had a base price of INR 20L equivalent to that of Josh Philippe. It will be Finn’s debut VIVO IPL season this year when he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
RCB full Squad
RCB Full Squad for IPL 2021: Players retained: Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Josh Philippe (Now replaced by Finn Allen), Shahbaz Ahmed and Pavan Deshpande.