KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021: Sri Lanka’s ‘wonder-spinner’ Hasaranga makes his IPL debut for Virat Kohli’s RCBs

KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021 LIVE: Sri Lanka's 'wonder-spinner' Wanindu Hasaranga makes his IPL debut for Virat Kohli’s RCBs
KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021 LIVE: Sri Lanka's 'wonder-spinner' Wanindu Hasaranga makes his IPL debut for Virat Kohli’s RCBs

KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021 LIVE: Sri Lanka’s ‘wonder-spinner’ Hasaranga makes his IPL debut for Virat Kohli’s RCBs- Wanindu Hasaranga made his IPL debut for RCB on Monday. He faced off Eoin Morgan’s KKR in his opening match. He was chosen to play the opening match for RCB in Phase 2 in absence of his replacement- injured Washington Sundar.  Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports, Hotstar

At the toss, Virat Kohli said, “We will bat first. Looks like a good pitch, the grass will hold it together, will slow down as the game progresses. This one’s special, we promised back in May that we’ll play for the Covid warriors, here it is – we’ll auction this uniform and the proceeds will go to them. Two debutants for us – KS Bharat and Wanindu Hasranga”

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

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KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021 LIVE: Who is Wanindu Hasaranga?

The ‘wonder-spinner’ had gained the spotlight after his stellar form recently-concluded India tour of Sri Lanka. He took 10 wickets in 4 matches during the limited-overs series. It featured 4/9 in the series decider. The allrounder continued his heroics against South Africa as he returned with 7 wickets in 6 matches.

Hasaranga- Last 10 matches

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 4 0/35 14-Sep-2021 Colombo (RPS) T20I # 1273
Sri Lanka vs South Africa 4 1/22 12-Sep-2021 Colombo (RPS) T20I # 1270
Sri Lanka vs South Africa 0 2/23 10-Sep-2021 Colombo (RPS) T20I # 1265
Sri Lanka vs South Africa 6 2/32 07-Sep-2021 Colombo (RPS) ODI # 4318
Sri Lanka vs South Africa 3 1/63 04-Sep-2021 Colombo (RPS) ODI # 4315
Sri Lanka vs South Africa 3 1/52 02-Sep-2021 Colombo (RPS) ODI # 4314
Sri Lanka vs India 14* 4/9 29-Jul-2021 Colombo (RPS) T20I # 1207
Sri Lanka vs India 15 1/30 28-Jul-2021 Colombo (RPS) T20I # 1206
Sri Lanka vs India 0 2/28 25-Jul-2021 Colombo (RPS) T20I # 1204
Sri Lanka vs India 8 3/37 20-Jul-2021 Colombo (RPS) ODI # 4309


KKR vs RCB LIVE Score IPL 2021

KKR vs RCB LIVE: RCB Playing XI vs KKR in IPL 2021:

  • Overall Hasaranga has taken 83 wickets in 63 matches at an impressive economy rate of 6.39. He will look to take the IPL 2021 by storm in his maiden appearance against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • He can assist Yuzvendra Chahal in the playing XI as Washington Sundar misses out due to injury.
  • Besides the ability to bowl, Hasaranga can also contribute with the bat in the lower order if required.
  • Virat Kohli and RCB team management might look forward to using his current form in their opening match of IPL 2021 Phase 2. Since KKR are not at their best, Hasaranga can grab the opportunity to showcase his talent on RCB debut.


RCB head coach on Wanindu Hasaranga ahead of IPL 2021:

“We have an extensive scouting program, Wanidu has been on our radar for a long time. We aren’t surprised by his success in recent times, he has been doing it for a while. We like his skill set. We like the fact that he is a multi-skill cricketer, so he offers us the ability to bat a little bit deeper as well. That gives us a lot of exciting options.”

Wanindu Hasaranga

I am excited to join RCB this year. This is going to be a fun ride,” Sri Lankan leg spinner Hasaranga had said in a video message.

RCB Full Squad

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasarangal, Akash Deep.

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IPL 2021- RCB Schedule

Match Details Date Time Venue
RCB vs Kolkata Knight Riders September 20, 2021 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
RCB vs Chennai Super Kings September 24, 2021 7:30 PM Sharjah
RCB vs Mumbai Indians September 26, 2021 7:30 PM Dubai
RCB vs Rajasthan Royals September 29, 2021 7:30 PM Dubai
RCB vs Punjab Kings October 3, 2021 3:30 PM Sharjah
RCB vs Sunrisers  Hyderabad October 6, 2021 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
RCB vs Delhi Capitals October 8, 2021 7:30 PM Dubai


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