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Fans call for Will Jacks to open for RCB in IPL 2023



Last Updated on 1 year by Charbel Coorey

Cricket News: Fans call for Will Jacks to open for RCB in IPL 2023 | Who will open for RCB in IPL 2023?

Will Jacks is firing. The England and Pretoria Capitals batsman has hit the most runs in SA20 2023 as of January 24, with 270 runs in seven matches at an average of 38.57 and extraordinary strike rate of 201.49. This includes scores of 92 (46), 34 (16), 56 (25) and 62 (27).

His 62 came against MI Cape Town featuring Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Rashid Khan in their bowling attack.

With the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) fast approaching, Jacks is putting forward a very strong case to get an immediate start for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB acquired his services for what looks to be a great value-for-money purchase of INR3.2 crore (approx. US$392,692), with his ability to provide rapid starts, overs with the ball and miraculous fielding a key asset for any team.

Fans call for Will Jacks to open for RCB in IPL 2023

Jacks’ magnificent form has led to calls for RCB to open with him in IPL 2023. However, who he comes in for is the big question, given Faf du Plessis is the franchise’s captain.

This has led to debates on social media. “Jacks should open for RCB in place of Faf [du Plessis}, he is at peak of his form,” one tweet read. Another read, “It’s entirely possible RCB are going to play at least 10-12 games with Jacks, Fin Allen and Reece Topley on the bench. Don’t know what to make of this.”

Below are some of the reactions to Jacks’ superb form.

IPL 2023 will reportedly begin on either March 31 or April 1. RCB are still searching for their first ever title, and with the talent they have with Jacks now on board, anything is possible.

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