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RCB vs RR IPL 2022: Will Virat Kohli Open the Batting in RCB Playing 11? Faf du Plessis gives an update

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Virat Kohli RCB vs RR IPL 2022: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has not experienced the best of forms with the bat so far in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season. Even after a big shift of responsibility and playing in the IPL as a pure batsman, Virat has failed to deliver the goods for RCB in this T20 tournament. The leading run-getter in the history of the tournament was the first player to be retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at a price of INR 15 Crore ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.

RCB vs RR IPL 2022: Will Virat Kohli Open the Batting in Today IPL Match? Faf du Plessis gives an update

After winning the toss and opting to field first, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain gave an important update that Virat Kohli will open the batting in this crucial today IPL match against Rajasthan Royals. Faf mentioned that Virat will move up the order in the RCB batting while Rajat Patidar who replaces Anuj Rawat will bat in the middle-order. This big decision comes after the right-hander was dismissed for back-to-back golden ducks against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants.

“We will bowl first. There will be a bit in it early on and we’ll look to exploit it tonight. You have to go past it (68), it’s just about getting to the playoffs, it’s not how you get there. One change for us – Rajat comes in for Anuj Rawat with Virat going to the top. We want him to get going right at the top, want to see the real Virat play. This is a new game, new day and well have to play well,” said RCB captain Faf du Plessis during the toss.

Virat Kohli Stats in IPL

Matches Runs 50/100 IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
216 6402 43/5 119 runs (8 games) 0, 0, 12, 1, 48

 

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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals: Confirmed RCB Playing 11

From their last massive loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have made just a single change in their playing XI. The out-of-form Anuj Rawat has been dropped for Rajat Patidar.

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RCB Playing 11
1. Faf du Plessis (C)
2. Virat Kohli
3. Glenn Maxwell
4. Suyash Prabhudessai
5. Rajat Patidar

6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
7. Shahbaz Ahmed
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Harshal Patel

10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Josh Hazlewood

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RCB 2022 squad: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Chama Milind, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Sherfane Rutherford, Suyash Prabhudesai, Aneeshwar Gautam, David Willey, Rajat Patidar, Siddharth Kaul.

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