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
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.
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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.
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.