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| On May 19, 2022 7:12 PM IST

RCB vs GT IPL 2022: Why is Mohammed Siraj Not Playing Today?


Mohammed Siraj RCB vs GT IPL 2022: In a big news development, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) premier pace bowler Mohammed Siraj is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is a very surprising selection call as the Royal Challengers Bangalore had retained Siraj for a whopping price of INR 7 Crore ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. RCB are currently in a really desperate situation as they need to beat Gujarat Titans in this match to keep their playoffs qualification hopes alive.

RCB vs GT IPL 2022: Why is Mohammed Siraj Not Playing Today?

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis revealed the big news that they have dropped the out-of-form Mohammed Siraj. The right-arm fast bowler has not picked up a single wickets during the last 4 IPL matches. During the previous loss against Punjab Kings, Siraj conceded as many as 36 runs in his two overs.

“We would have batted too. Looks a bit dry. One change. Sid Kaul comes in for Siraj. We have to win today and Delhi need to lose their game. Games like today brings out characters,” said Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis at the toss.

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While playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022, Mohammed Siraj has not had the best of forms with the ball. Siraj has taken as many as 8 wickets from 13 games at a poor economy of 9.82.

Mohammed Siraj Stats in IPL

Matches Wickets Economy IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
63 58 8.69 8 wickets (13 games) 0/36, 0/27, 0/22, 0/35, 2/30


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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans: Confirmed RCB Playing 11

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have made just a single change to their playing 11 from the last game. On the occasion of his birthday, Siddarth Kaul has been included in the RCB playing 11.

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RCB Playing 11
1. Faf du Plessis (C)
2. Virat Kohli
3. Rajat Patidar
4. Glenn Maxwell
5. Mahipal Lomror

6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
7. Shahbaz Ahmed
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Harshal Patel

10. Siddarth Kaul
11. Josh Hazlewood

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