RCB Playing 11: In the Match 39, The Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns against Mumbai Indians. The RCB team have lost their both league matches in the Phase 2 and have 5 wins in 9 matches and need to bag crucial wins to make their case for the playoffs.
In their last league match, the RCB team got off to a great start by the exploits of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. Then after their dismissals, they succumbed to the pressure and could post only 156 on the board, which the opposition team chased down easily. The wicket-takers for the team were Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Glenn Maxwell.
The RCB team needs special performances from all the players to secure victory in this match against Mumbai Indians. In the Phase 2, their players have lacked intent, especially the bowlers who have been unable to take wickets and contain runs. Although Harshal is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, he is not helping the team’s cause. While, Chahal and Hasaranga have tried hard but need to be at their best to win matches for the team.
The openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal were phenomenal in the last game, in scoring half-centuries and putting a 100-run stand for the 1st wicket. But, the experienced batters like Glenn Maxwell, Ab De Villiers need to come out of their shell to perform well for the team.
RCB Playing 11 (likely)
1. Virat Kohli (c)
2. Devdutt Padikkal
3. Srikar Bharat (wk)
4. Glenn Maxwell
5. AB de Villiers (wk)
6. Tim David
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. Navdeep Saini
9. Harshal Patel
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
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. Virat Kohli
The captain of the RCB team came back to form in the last league match and scored 53 off 41 balls and provided a brilliant start. He looked in great touch throughout the innings, and will look to not give away wickets easily in the next matches. In 9 matches of this season, he has scored 256 runs at an average of 32.
2. Devdutt Padikkal
The opener of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team has been a rising star among the pool of Indian youngsters. With his breakthrough performances in the IPL and domestic cricket, he got a national call as well. In the last league match, he struck 70 off 50 balls, and has accumulated 287 runs this season.
3. Glenn Maxwell
The big show will look to make contributions that will help the team to win the match. In the last 2 league matches, he has been able to stay at the crease for some balls, but has often given away his wicket too easily. Nevertheless, he has the capability to make a fighting comeback in this fixture. In 9 matches of IPL 2021, Maxwell has scored 244 runs at an average of 30.50.
4. Harshal Patel
The highest wicket taker in the IPL 2021 can be trusted to give you good enough fantasy points. Although his economy has been on a little higher side, but Harshal can take consistent wickets and give the team an edge over the competitors. In IPL 2021, he has 19 wickets to his name.
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