RCB Playing 11: The Royal Challengers Bangalore team will back in the field on September 20 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Match 31 of the Indian Premier League 2021. In the Phase 1 of the IPL 2021, the RCB team secured 5 wins in 7 matches and are sitting on 3rd position in the points table. They have got a very good chance of qualifying for the playoffs in this season. This is due to the fact that, they have got all their bases covered, and has a nice mix of youngsters and experienced players who have proven themselves in the T20 format for the past few years.
There have been many replacements for the squad in IPL 2021 Phase 2 due to the due to personal as well as logistics reasons of some players.
As usual, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal will be the openers, and Glenn Maxwell and Ab De Villiers being the backbone of the middle-order. The youngsters Mohammad Azharudden and Shahbaz Ahmed can be drafted in the Playing 11 due to their fine performances in the practice matches. The other 2 overseas players will be Kyle Jamieson and Wanindu Hasaranga can make debut for RCB due to his fine performances with Sri Lanka national team. The other key bowlers will be Siraj, Chahal, and Harshal Patel.
RCB Playing 11 (likely)
1. Virat Kohli (c)
2. Devdutt Padikkal
3. Mohammed Azharuddeen
4. Glenn Maxwell
5. AB de Villiers (wk)
6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. Kyle Jamieson
9. Harshal Patel
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
RCB Squad: Virat Kohli, 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.
The KKR vs RCB match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam.The match can also be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app by taking their monthly or yearly membership plan. The telecom operators, Vodafone Idea, Airtel, and Jio are offering different plans for their customers bundled with Disney+ Hotstar app. All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.
The top-order batsman has been the most consistent run-scorer in the Indian domestic circuit for the past 2 years. His performance in the IPL 2020 was impressive with 473 runs in 15 innings, that paved way for him to play for India against the Sri Lanka team in 2021. In the IPL 2021, he has scored 195 runs in 6 matches and would look to maintain the same form.
The captain of RCB team will be the best pick for this fixture due to his current form with the Indian team and track record of doing well for the franchise. Kohli also has the flexibility to perform at any batting position and can stabilize as well as play attacking innings against any opposition.
AB De Villiers
Mr.360 employs different technique to counter the threat of different bowlers, and has been quite successful in performing his duties. In this season, he has scored the most runs from the RCB pool of players and will be a vital player in the team reaching the play-offs.
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The Kiwi bowler has been terrific in the international circuit and has been impressive in his debut stint with the RCB team in the IPL 2021 as well. He has taken a total of 9 wickets and can provide useful contributions with the bat as well.
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