Captain KL Rahul’s decision to take the field with Moises Henriques against Royal Challengers Bangalore with Nathan Ellis on the bench proved to be the right one. Henriques did the work of destroying the top order of Royal Challengers Bangalore with his bowling. This Australian all-rounder showed the way to the pavilion within two overs to batsmen like Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal. Due to which the Bangalore team could not put a big total on the score board even after a strong start.
Henriques conceded just 12 runs in his four-over spell and took three big wickets. The Kangaroo player sent Kohli and Daniel Christian to the pavilion within two consecutive balls. Henriques bowled 13 out of 24 deliveries and made the RCB batsmen crave a run each. Let us tell you that in the auction for IPL 2021, Bangalore fought fiercely with Punjab Kings to get Henriques, but in the end Punjab was successful in making this player its name for 4.2 crores. As soon as he landed in the Punjab jersey, Henriques spoiled the work of RCB itself.
Earlier, Devdutt Padikkal and captain Virat Kohli gave the team a stormy start and added 55 runs in six overs of the powerplay. During this, in the same over of Ravi Bishnoi, Punjab captain KL Rahul also gave life to Kohli-Padikkal. Virat became the victim of Moises Henriques after scoring 25 runs. At the same time, Padikkal scored 40 runs in 38 balls and caught Rahul on the same ball of Henriques. In this match, the team of Punjab Kings has made three changes in their playing XI. The team has included Harpreet Barr in place of the injured Fabian Allen, while Deepak Hooda has been replaced by Sarfaraz Khan and Nathan Ellis has been replaced by Moises Henriques. Bangalore have not made any changes in their playing XI.