Punjab Kings are facing Royal Challengers Bangalore in an important match of IPL 2021. RCB captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bat first and along with Devdutt Padikkal gave the team a blazing start. Bangalore thrashed both the openers Punjab bowlers from the very beginning and added 55 runs in the powerplay. To break the pair, Captain Rahul put the ball in the hands of Ravi Bishnoi in the fourth over and the Punjab spinner also created two chances to dismiss Kohli-Padikkal as soon as he came, but Captain Rahul standing behind the wicket caught the ball both times. Couldn’t catch This mistake of Captain Sahab can cost Punjab Kings a lot.
Actually, on the very first ball of the fourth over of the innings, Virat Kohli tried to play an extended shot in an attempt to dominate Ravi Bishnoi, but he completely failed to read the ball. Wicketkeeper KL Rahul got a golden opportunity to stump Kohli and send him to the pavilion, but he could not catch the ball properly. A ball after this, Bada Devdutt Padikkal tried to put a big shot on Ravi’s ball and the ball went straight into Rahul’s gloves, taking the inner edge of his bat, but Rahul also dropped this catch. In this way, in the same over, the captain of Punjab gave life to batsmen like Virat and Padikkal and Ravi had to bear the brunt of it by consuming two fours in the same over. If any one batsman is successful in playing a big innings from these two from RCB, then this mistake made by the captain can also shatter the team’s dream of reaching the playoffs.
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 The team has included Harpreet Barr in place of the injured Fabian Allen, while Deepak Hooda has been replaced by Sarfaraz Khan and Nathan Ellis has been replaced by Moises Henriques.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. If RCB wins this match, then the team will confirm its place in the playoffs. On the other hand, Punjab will have to win at any cost to stay in the race for the playoffs.