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."

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  • niyas on May 6, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    Good selection by RCB .. he is really talented..Hope he will bring some great moments to cherish for God's Own Country...

  • Mayan on May 6, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Is this Parameswaran a foreign player or domestic?? If he is foreign, who will he replace if they play him? If it is Vettori, I will still agree . . . maybe for a match or two to see how he is doing. One thing RCB cannot afford is to drop McDonald - this would be a BIG, BIG mistake. The latter can bat and bowl. His T20 bowling is , at the very least, above average to good and boy oh boy on his best day this guy is any bowler's nightmare. On a good day, which is much more frequent than T. Dilshan's good days, for example, he bats at a strike rate of 250+. On his own he is able to turn a T20 match on its head. He was an excellent RCB signing in my humble opinion. It is just such a pity that the RCB team management has under utilized him up to date. As far as I am concerned he should play in every remaining RCB game.

  • Dummy4 on May 6, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    We're is mithun.

  • Dummy4 on May 6, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    all d best parameswaran....hpe u play ur best....sreesanth out of injury...rafi nt being selectd.....hpe u brng pride for our god's own country..

  • Dummy4 on May 6, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    RCB and DC are the worst performers of the season. Hopeless teams... bad captaincy..hugely paid worthless domestic players.

  • Radhakrishnan on May 5, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    Parameswaran should be relieved as he is playing along side Gayle

  • Nazeer on May 5, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    Well other than the fact that he is completely useless in this format

  • Lokesh on May 5, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    Instresting Inconsistent Replacement. What happended to A Mithun?

  • Dummy4 on May 5, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    Finally got the reason for Aravind not playng..

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