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| On Apr 12, 2022 8:27 PM IST

CSK vs RCB IPL 2022: Why are Royal Challengers Bangalore Players Wearing Black Armbands in the today IPL match?

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CSK vs RCB: The 22nd match of the IPL 2022 is taking place between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The Ravindra Jadeja-led side so far have not been at their best ante winless in the tournament. On the other hand, the the Bangalore-based franchise are in the red hot form and have three wins out of their four matches so far.

CSK vs RCB IPL 2022: Why are RCB players wearing Black Armbands against CSK

The Faf du Plessis-led side is wearing black armbands to pay tribute to Harshal Patel’s sister, who passed away recently. It is learned that the cricketer’s sister passed during RCB’s last match against Mumbai Indians.

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The pacer left team’s bio-bubble immediately after the match against MI on Sunday (10th April). There’s no confirmation when will Harshal join the squad back. On entering the bio-bubble he will have to undergo three-day quarantine before providing his services to the team.

In Harshal’s absence, RCB has handed debut to young Goa batsman Suyash Prabhudessai. The right-hander made his presence felt in the match as he displayed a staggering display of fielding and effect the run out to send in-form Moeen Ali back for just 3 runs.

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The absence of Harshal Patel will leave a massive void in RCB’s bowling line-up. The right-arm pacer has been one of the best death bowlers in the league so far. Patel has played a pivotal role in RCB’s success this season. After winning purple cap last year, he has taken six wickets this year and is second highest wicket-taker for his side

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