RCB playing XI – RCB vs CSK LIVE IPL 2021: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in a high-voltage action on Friday. RCB will look to shed off their previous loss and start afresh. Meanwhile, CSK will be aiming to continue their winning start in Phase 2. RCB might have lost their opening fixture to KKR but they are unlikely to make a lot of changes to their playing XI. The franchise might opt-in for an extra seamer ahead of Sachin Baby at Sharjah & the second temptation could be to play Singaporean Tim David in place of Wanindu Hasaranga – Follow RCB vs CSK LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
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RCB playing XI vs CSK: Will Virat Kohli bring world’s most busy player Tim David in XI in place of Hasaranga, follow LIVE Updates
RCB playing XI vs CSK: Check probable XI
- Virat Kohli (c),
- Devdutt Padikkal,
- Srikar Bharat (wk),
- Glenn Maxwell,
- AB de Villiers,
- Wanindu Hasaranga / Tim David
- Sachin Baby,
- Kyle Jamieson,
- Mohammed Siraj,
- Harshal Patel,
- Yuzvendra Chahal
RCB playing XI vs CSK: Virat Kohli and RCB team management are unlikely to make any changes in the overseas combination. While Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers are automatic choices. Kyle Jamieson has been impressive. Though no such indication is coming in from RCB camp but experts feel playing Tim David in place of Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga can’t be ruled out.
Overseas players: Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga and Kyle Jamieson
RCB vs CSK in IPL 2021: Will Sachin Baby keep his place in playing XI?
- RCB is likely to give one more chance to Sachin Baby who failed to leave a mark like other teammates in the opener.
- He was chosen to fill the combination of left-hand and right-hand batsmen in the middle-order.
“The team combination was not the problem. To be fair, we probably got the toss wrong. It was not a 93-run wicket, we should have been able to get to 150. We were not sharp enough with the bat,” Hesson had said in the post-match conference after RCB vs KKR.
Speaking about wicket-keeper KS Bharath’s place in the playing XI, Hesson further stated, “AB de Villiers did not have the gloves, we have to look after him. He is an important player for us, he is not one we can risk behind the stumps so that was unfortunate for Rajat as we needed a keeper-bat to do the role for us at number three. To be fair, KS Bharat has been outstanding in the camp and he deserves his inclusion.”
- However, the flat track at Sharjah is a challenge for all bowlers. Owing to the short stadium, RCB might opt-in for an extra bowler in place of Sachin Baby.
- The experienced Navdeep Saini could be drafted in the playing XI to tackle CSK’s batting challenge.
- Shahbaz Ahmed has taken 4 wickets in 5 appearances for RCB in IPL 2021. He could also get a go-ahead.
- Other options among extra batsmen are Rajat Patidar, Mohd Azharuddeen.
RCB full squad
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
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