New Delhi: Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul and J&K all-rounder Parveez Rasool have joined Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the upcoming season of the cash-rich league.
"The Royal Challengers Bangalore have made strong moves ahead of the season. KL Rahul is one of the talented young batsmen in the Indian circuit while Parveez Rasool is an asset to any team with his all-round abilities," informed IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla.
"The duo will join a dream line-up at RCB with India s Test Captain Virat Kohli leading them," he added.
RCB owner Vijay Mallya has high expectations from Rahul as he can also keep wickets if required.
"Given his multiple skills, KL Rahul has a lot to offer RCB in terms of batting and wicket keeping. It s a good feeling to get a prominent local Karnataka boy back home and in the RCB fold again,” said Mallya.
9th season of the IPL will be played from April 9 to May 29.
(With PTI inputs)