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
KS Bharat and Hasaranga debut for RCB! 🤩
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 20, 2021
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|
|Sri Lanka vs South Africa||4||1/22||12-Sep-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs South Africa||0||2/23||10-Sep-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs South Africa||6||2/32||07-Sep-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs South Africa||3||1/63||04-Sep-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs South Africa||3||1/52||02-Sep-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs India||14*||4/9||29-Jul-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs India||15||1/30||28-Jul-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs India||0||2/28||25-Jul-2021|
|Sri Lanka vs India||8||3/37||20-Jul-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.
WHO SAID WHAT:
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.”
“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.
IPL 2021- RCB Schedule
|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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