Australian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus will replace JP Duminy in Delhi Daredevils ahead of their first match of the IPL 2017 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.

Hilfenhaus has played 27 Tests, 25 ODIs and seven T20Is for Australia and has represented Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in previous editions of the IPL.

In the hosts' side, Vishnu Vinod will join RCB in place of wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul, who was ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. 

The 23-year-old Vinod has had a good run in the limited-overs formats in domestic cricket as he scored 338 runs from 11 T20 matches.
 
In the other encounter, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma will join the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) when they face Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) on Saturday.

Sharma will replace Murali Vijay, who was ruled out due to a wrist and shoulder injury.

The 28-year-old speedster, who represented RPS in last season, has taken 58 wickets from 70 matches of the cash-rich league.

In Pune, Tamil Nadu batsman Washington Sundar has carved his space, replacing injured all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin. 

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