RCB Playing 11: The Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash with the Kolkata Knight Riders in a must win encounter, which will be the eliminator of the Indian Premier League 2021.
The team registered a confidence boosting victory in their last fixture against Delhi Capitals. The bowlers produced fine performances to contain opposition to 164 runs, with Siraj being the best performer. Then the batting department did not get off a good start, and then Bharat-De Villiers- Maxwell pulled off a fine win in their last league match to end the league stage with a fine fashion.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been in terrific form, and their bowlers as well as batters are responding well to the requirements, the team needs in crucial situations. The team would be boosted by the win in their last league fixture, where the middle order pulled off a chase, by contribution from KS Bharat and Glenn Maxwell.
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RCB Playing 11 (likely)
RCB Squad: Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasarangal, Akash Deep, George Garton.
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1. Glenn Maxwell
The best pick for this game has been the most consistent batsman of the RCB team in the IPL 2021. He has adjusted his game well to the conditions of UAE, and has stabilized as well as accelerated at the right time. In the last league match, he scored 51 off 30 balls to help the team in winning the match. In 14 matches of this season, he has amassed 498 runs at an average of 45.28.
2. Devdutt Padikkal
The opener will look to keep the confidence going and perform very well for the team in this crucial fixture. He has the ability to provide a good start to the team, and stitch partnerships which have helped the team to get an edge over the competitors. In this season, Devdutt has scored 377 runs.
3. KS Bharat
One of the most improved cricketers in the Indian pool of players, has been able to take his skills to another level in the T20 format. He scored 78 off 52 ball in their last fixture to help the team in winning the match and will be upbeeat ahead of this fixture. In 7 matches, Bharat has scored 182 runs at 45.50.
4. Harshal Patel
The purple cap holder has been impeccable with their lengths and variations in this season, and is possibly at the peak of his career. With his breakthrough performances, the team has been able to qualify for the playoffs. In 14 matches, Harshal has bagged 30 wickets at an average of 14.6.
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