RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: English left-arm pacer George Garton replaces Kyle Jamieson in RCB’s playing XI

RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: English left-arm pacer George Garton replaces Kyle Jamieson in Royal Challengers Bangalore's playing XI
RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: English left-arm pacer George Garton replaces Kyle Jamieson in Royal Challengers Bangalore's playing XI

RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: English left-arm pacer George Garton replaces Kyle Jamieson in RCB’s playing XI- Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have a surprise inclusion in their squad. English left-arm pacer George Garton replaced Kyle Jamieson in RCB’s Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: Virat Kohli has no pressing injury concerns and should stick with the same XI. RCB brought back Kyle Jamieson to the line-up along with Dan Christian and Shahbaz Ahmed, while new recruits Wanindu Hasaranga and Tim David were relegated to the bench. Srikar Bharat’s form had been a cause of concern for RCB but chipped in with a valuable 32 against Mumbai Indians.

Probable Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, Ab de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: Why will Virat Kohli will opt for the same XI?

  • Virat Kohli has himself re-discovered his touch and forms a potent opening partnership with Devdutt Padikkal at the top of the order.
  • Srikar Bharat has shown potential as a jailbreak player at No.3, pushing Glenn Maxwell and Ab de Villiers further down the order into their favourable positions.
  • Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed and Harshal Patel means that RCB have a batting line up until No.9, and they go into a game with 6 proper bowling options excluding Glenn Maxwell, who struck twice vs Mumbai.
  • Yuzvendr Chahal has returned to form while Mohammed Siraj has been their go-to bowler with the new ball, covering all bases for RCB.
  • Barring any last-minute injuries, Virat Kohli should likely stick with the same XI.

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RCB Playing XI vs RR IPL 2021: Such is RCB’s depth in options that Shahbaz Ahmed, picked as a genuine all-rounder, did not bowl a single over in their win over Mumbai Indians. Dan Christian provides a wealth of experience and steel to the lower middle order, something both Wanindu Hasaranga and Tim David failed to provide.