Ishant Sharma IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore will certainly feel hard-pressed here at the Narendra Modi Stadium to taste the win against Delhi Capitals. After all, for the first time, RCB were given a hammering that resembled do much with their past, making fans flock the social media to mock Virat Kohli’s team. But the Indian captain will want to make sure that that huge 69-run defeat was just a glitch in the matrix, that they are now a different team, with a new and intended approach.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the first big-name player to pull out of the Indian Premier League due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases. His decision has left a huge hole in DC’s bowling unit.
However, DC have depth as good as any team in the IPL. Ashwin’s absence may not hurt Rishabh Pant that much considering players such as Amit Mishra and Axar Patel are on the roster.
But for the game against RCB, DC have gone with Ishant Sharma. The 32-year-old lanky bowler is set to make his first start for DC in IPL 2021.
IN: Ishant Sharma
Out: Ravichandran Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore made a couple of changes for this game as well. One of the players getting the chop after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings is Navdeep Saini. The Indian international has had a disappointing campaign in the IPL so far, while in the other change, Daniel Sams is handed his Royal Challengers debut against his former team.
Both captains will eye a win here that will take the winner to the top spot. The top three teams are currently locked at identical record after five rounds; four wins and a defeat.
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