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IPL 10: RCB rope in Harpreet Singh as replacement for injured Sarfaraz Khan

ANI  |  Bengaluru [India] 

Harpreet Singh Bhatia, the batsman, has been signed by the Royal Challengers as a replacement for injured Sarfaraz Khan for the remainder of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian League (IPL) 2017.

19-year-old Sarfaraz sustained a leg injury during an inter-squad practice game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of the season and has since not featured for last year's finalists in any of the six games so far.

Left-handed batsman Harpreet has represented under-19s in the past. He had also enjoyed a consistent run in the domestic limited-overs competitions for and finished as the leading run-scorer of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter-Zonal tournament for Central Zone in 2016-17.

Harpreet, who has played for two franchises in past editions, went unsold in February's auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in

Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are languishing down to sixth spot in the table , will now lock horns with the Knight Riders on April 23 in

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 21:57 IST