Dubai, Apr 29: Royal Challengers Bangalore have replaced their injured batsman Nic Maddinson with Rilee Roussow, it was announced yesterday.
Left-handed Australian batsman Maddinson, 22, opened the batting for RCB in two games, scoring 4 and 12 respectively but was forced to fly out due to injury.
Roussow, 24, has been a regular in the South Africa A squad since 2010 and has been a heavy scorer in the domestic circuit as well.
"The IPL Event Technical Committee has approved Rilee Rossouw as a replacement player for Nic Maddinson for the remainder of the Pepsi IPL 2014 season," a media statement from IPL said on Monday.
"Rossouw is eligible to play as from today when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Stadium," it added.
According to the IPL player regulations, the three franchises can choose replacements from among the players who registered for the 2014 auction but were not bought.