IPL 2012 May 5, 2012

Parameswaran replaces injured Aravind for RCB

ESPNcricinfo staff

Prasanth Parameswaran, the Kerala left-arm seamer, has been included in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad after S Aravind was ruled out of the rest of the IPL with an injured right knee.

Parameswaran played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 IPL, taking four wickets in five matches. On debut, he dismissed Delhi Daredevils' Virender Sehwag in his first over and was named Man of the Match as Tuskers won the game by seven wickets. However, he later suffered against Royal Challengers, with Chris Gayle going after him in an over that yielded 37 runs. In last season's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the domestic Twenty20 competition, Parameswaran picked up seven wickets in five games for Kerala at an economy rate of 5.93.

Aravind played just one game in this IPL, against Rajasthan Royals, and went for 48 runs in three wicketless overs. He was troubled during the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy as well with a knee injury, which sidelined him for four weeks.

"We are happy with the induction of Prasanth Parameswaran in our squad," Royal Challengers owner, Sidhartha Mallya said. "He will boost our bowling resources during the most critical phase of the tournament."