New Delhi. In IPL 2021 (IPL 2021), double header (2 matches in a day) will be played today i.e. on Sunday. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Punjab Kings (RCB vs PBKS) in the first match of the day in Sharjah. RCB are currently at the third position in the points table with 14 points. Virat is eyeing the first IPL title. The team has 3 matches left. In such a situation, RCB will win this match and confirm its entry in the playoffs. However, for this the challenge of Punjab will have to be overcome. Punjab Kings are in high spirits after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the last match.
The good thing for RCB is that the team seems to be more balanced than in the last few matches. He has won the last two matches. Since the arrival of left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed, the opening of RCB has improved a lot and the team has started looking like the first half. However, the screw is still stuck regarding the bowling all-rounder. Dan Christian has played 2 matches. He has bowled economical. But failed to take wickets.
In such a situation, Virat can get a chance for New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson in his place in the match against Punjab. Jameson has also played only 2 matches in the second half.
Virat-Padikkal will open
No change is expected in RCB’s batting line-up. Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal will open the innings. This pair has partnered more than 100 runs twice in IPL 2021. In the second half against Chennai Super Kings on 24 September, Virat-Padikkal had added 111 runs for the first wicket. Virat has scored 2 half-centuries in the last 3 matches.
Maxwell hit with both ball and bat
There will be no change in the middle order either. RCB’s problem of number three has also been overcome to a great extent due to continuous opportunities for KS Bharat. Bharat has scored 44 and 32 runs in the last two matches. Apart from them, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers will also be in the middle order. De Villiers may not be seen in rhythm in the second half. But they have the power to come back. Maxwell is working for RCB with both the ball and the bat. He is the highest run-scorer for RCB in this season. He has scored 350 runs in 11 matches. At the same time, taking wickets in the middle order.
Kyle Jameson might get a chance
If we talk about fast bowling, then RCB’s attack is balanced. Harshal Patel has taken 26 wickets in 11 matches. Mohammad Siraj, George Garten and Jameson can support him. Yuzvendra Chahal can be seen in the role of the main spinner.
Probable Playing-11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jameson, George Garten, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal.