On Wednesday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match in Dubai. The team captained by Virat Kohli defeated the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their previous match. Kohli hit a half-century and was ably assisted by Glenn Maxwell, who got a fifty and then took two key wickets with the ball. While RCB put in a clinical performance, Virat Kohli and the club management may want to consider Tim David instead of Dan Christian, who has yet to demonstrate his batting talent and has been costly with the ball for the Bangalore franchise. Any team will benefit from a few fast runs from the lower middle-order, and RCB may opt for the kid against Rajasthan Royals.
The following are the players who are expected to play for RCB vs RR:
Virat Kohli: After two consecutive fifties, Kohli will be hoping for a huge score ahead of the forthcoming T20 World Cup.
Devdutt Padikkal: The youthful opening hitter was outperformed by Jasprit Bumrah in his previous appearance and would be looking to avenge his batting blunder.
KS Bharat/ Mohammed Azharuddeen: While KS Bharat performed admirably with the bat in RCB’s previous match, the club management may be tempted to give the explosive young keeper-batter Azharuddeen a chance before the tournament’s end.
Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell’s all-round performance was crucial in RCB’s victory over MI, and the Australia international will be looking to keep his good run going.
AB de Villiers: AB de Villiers has yet to shine in the IPL’s UAE leg, and he’ll be desperate to do so against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.
Tim David: With Dan Christian’s bat and ball performance lacking, RCB may give Tim David another chance in the middle order.
Harshal Patel: After a fantastic run against Mumbai Indians, Harshal Patel, the hat-trick hero from the previous game, would be full of confidence.
Kyle Jamieson: The New Zealand all-rounder has struggled in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021 so far, and he will be looking to return the team management’s faith in him.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg spinner hushed his detractors with a brilliant stint of spin bowling against the Mumbai Indians, picking up three wickets and allowing only 11 runs in four overs. Chahal will want to build on his strong performance.
Mohammed Siraj: Siraj bowled well against Mumbai Indians and is slated to start for RCB against RR with the new ball.
Navdeep Saini: Virat Kohli prefers quick bowlers to spinners in his line-up, therefore Saini might be a replacement for Shahbaz Ahmed.