IPL 2021: Devdutt Padikkal hit his maiden IPL century in RCB’s final match, in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) tackle Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) in a much-anticipated top-of-the-table conflict in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Will probably be the primary recreation of a double-header on Sunday. RCB lead the factors desk after having received all their video games thus far this season. They presently have a two-point benefit over Chennai Tremendous Kings, who’ve received three video games after starting their marketing campaign with a defeat. Nonetheless, CSK are additionally in good kind after having received the earlier three video games with relative ease.
Listed below are some RCB gamers who can have a serious impression on the match:
Having loved a great season in 2020, the left-handed opener acquired off to a troublesome begin in 2021. Padikkal missed the primary recreation as he was quarantined after testing optimistic for COVID-19, earlier than being thrown into the deep finish on robust pitches at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Nonetheless, the transfer to Mumbai appears to have rejuvenated Padikkal as he smashed his maiden IPL century in his first recreation on the Wankhede. Padikkal appears to have taken on an much more aggressive kind than his sensible debut season and he’ll come into the sport in red-hot kind.
Mohammed Siraj performed effectively in RCB’s first three video games with out many rewards. He took two wickets within the video games in Chennai, however his economic system price has considerably improved. After shifting to Mumbai he took full benefit of the swing on provide early within the recreation, and like Deepak Chahar at CSK, grabbed early wickets to assist dismantle the Rajasthan Royals prime order in his first recreation on the Wankhede.
Siraj will probably be seeking to have an effect within the Powerplay as soon as once more and unsettle the CSK prime order that has powered them to most of their wins this season thus far.
Glenn Maxwell was one of many few batsmen who actually shone by means of on the gradual tracks in Chennai, scoring two half-centuries and chipping in with one other key knock in his three video games there. As a result of brilliance of RCB openers Padikkal and captain Virat Kohli, he has not acquired an opportunity to play on the Wankhede but.
Nonetheless, with a greater, batting-friendly pitch on provide, Maxwell generally is a enormous game-changer for RCB. The large-hitting Australian is anticipated to play a key function within the center overs in opposition to CSK.