RCB Playing 11: A confident Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against Punjab Kings in the 26th match here at Ahmedabad. RCB have been excellent right throughout the tournament while PBKS are still looking for winning momentum. With 5 wins out of 6 matches so far, RCB look comfortable at the points table. In 26 matches played between these sides over the years, Punjab have won 14 while 12 have gone Bangalore’s way. Punjab won both the games against RCB last season but it’s going to be tough for them this time around.
Scott Kuggeleijn has replaced Kane Richardson and will be available for selection. RCB is likely to continue their winning combination for this match.
V Kohli (C)
A de Villiers (wk)
Padikkal has been key for RCB for giving them good starts but his strike rate is what makes him a dangerous batsman. With Maxwell in superb form and de Villiers scoring runs consistently, Kohli’s lack of runs hasn’t bothered them much. If the skipper gets amongst the runs, they can be a formidable side. Siraj has been excellent with the new ball as well as the death and has been Kohli’s go-to bowler in many situations.
RCB Squad for IPL 2021
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat, Finn Allen.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 30 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).