IPL 2018 March 24, 2018

RCB sign Corey Anderson for injured Coulter-Nile

ESPNcricinfo staff


Royal Challengers Bangalore have drafted in New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson as a replacement for Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile for IPL 2018.

Coulter-Nile, the second highest wicket-taker for Kolkata Knight Riders last season, is yet to recover from a stress fracture to his back and hasn't played any form of cricket since October 2017. He was bought by KKR at the auction in February last year for INR 3.5 crore (USD 522,000 approx).

Anderson, who was part of Delhi Daredevils in 2017, went unsold at the 2018 auction. He is also recovering from a stress fracture of his lower back and has featured in just one competitive game - for his first-class side Northern Districts - since July 2017. He has been signed by RCB at his base price of INR 2 crore (USD 307,000 approx).

Anderson's signing gives RCB a number of overseas all-round options. They already have England's Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, and New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme in their roster.