RCB Playing 11: The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be up against each other in the Match 52 of the IPL 2021. They have qualified for the playoffs and need to maintain the same form in the tournament.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team won their last league match against Punjab Kings in a close encounter. The team booked their place in the playoffs, with a good win at the office. The openers, Padikkal and Kohli put up a fine show to help the team get a good start in the first 10 overs. Then, Maxwell and Ab De Villers were impressive in the middle order to take the team to 160+ runs. Then the bowlers, led by Yuzvendra Chahal bowled well to contain the opposition and win by 6 runs.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team have performed very well in the IPL 2021 and have the best possible set of players to do a herculean task of uplifting the team. The team has all their bases covered in the Playing 11. At the top order, the team has a good mix of youngsters like Devdutt Padikkal and KS Bharat, and senior players in Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell. Then the middle order finish can be provided by Ab De Villiers and Dan Christian, who have been doing it for years. The bowlers of the team, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal are in fine form, and are well supported by Siraj and Garton.
No changes are expected in the team’s playing 11 for this fixture and the team will look to win this match to bag the top 2 spots and get advantage in the playoffs.
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. Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt has been very consistent in his performances for the past 2 years in the Indian Premier League. In the last league match, he scored 40 off 38 balls, which helped them to start their innings well in a tricky situation.
2. Harshal Patel
The purple cap holder, Harshal Patel has been playing in the IPL and T20 format for past many years. But he has found his peak in the 2021 season, and has picked up 26 wickets. Harshal’s yorkers and variations have done wonders for the RCB team and can be a differential pick.
3. Glenn Maxwell
The best pick for this fixture has been terrific in his performances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Maxwell has been one of the reasons for the team qualifying into the playoffs well ahead of the completion of the league stage. In 12 matches, Maxwell has scored 407 runs and is the leading run scorer for the team.
4. Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzi has been a steady customer in the office at the UAE leg of Indian Premier League 2021. He has got his confidence back, and has been spinning the web around the batters. In the last league match, he picked up 3 wickets and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture.
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