With defeating Punjab Kings in IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore have cut their ticket to the playoffs. RCB’s performance so far this season has been phenomenal and under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Bangalore have snatched victory from the mouth of the front team. The excellent form of the first leg was continued by RCB in the UAE as well and a team like Mumbai Indians was beaten on all fours on the field. Virat’s team appeared in a different rhythm this season and Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel played an important role in taking the team to the playoffs.
Whenever RCB’s top-order batsmen flopped in IPL 2021, Glenn Maxwell took the responsibility of crossing the team’s line. Known for his explosive batting, Maxwell was seen batting responsibly for Bangalore this season and he gave the right advice to the bad balls. The Australian all-rounder has so far scored 407 runs in 12 matches for RCB in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League at an impressive strike rate of 145.35. During this, Maxwell has scored five half-centuries and has also been the team’s highest scorer. The arrival of Maxwell in the team also reduced the burden on captain Kohli and AB de Villiers and the effect of which was clearly visible this season.
Maxwell has done wonders for RCB with the bat, while Harshal Patel has done the team bat-bat with the ball. This Bangalore fast bowler, who has won a hat-trick in IPL 2021, gave captain Kohli a wicket at every time when the team was on the verge of defeat. In 12 matches played this season, Harshal has taken 26 wickets and has been in possession of the Purple Cap since the first leg of IPL 2021. Harshal also became Virat’s trump card in the death overs and took three wickets in the same over in two consecutive matches. The special thing is that the best performance of Harshal, who captained Haryana in domestic cricket, came in front of the batting order of the defending champion Mumbai Indians. Harshal took five wickets in the same match against Rohit’s team in India, while RCB’s bowler took a hat-trick against the five-time champion in the UAE. If RCB wants to fulfill the dream of lifting the first IPL trophy, then these two surmas of Virat will have to be colored in this way.