IPL 2021: Mohammed Siraj celebrates after taking a wicket throughout RCB’s observe match.© Twitter
IPL 2021 is across the nook and gamers are working laborious to be in the very best form going into the event. Whereas some franchises wish to add to their trophy cupboard, groups like Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by Virat Kohli, wish to finish their title drought. RCB, who face off defending champions Mumbai Indians within the opening match of IPL 2021, performed an intra-squad observe match to check their abilities in an actual match-like state of affairs. With a few of their gamers nonetheless in quarantine, RCB solely had 12 gamers out there for the match, together with the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj.
Watch the highlights right here:
Daring Diaries: RCB’s first observe match | IPL 2021
A superb half-century from Rajat Patidar, Yuzi’s miserly spell, and Harshal Patel’s all-round present: try the highlights of the observe match on @myntra presents Daring Diaries.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/fmuqLcfmvu
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 4, 2021
Rajat Patidar, who was purchased this 12 months for his base worth of Rs 20 lakh, scored a quickfire half-century (54 off simply 35 balls) whereas Suyash Prabhudessai scored 25 off 15 balls because the staff batting first have been bowled out for 153 runs. Saini gave away 40 runs however picked up three essential wickets whereas Chahal bowled brilliantly and returned with figures of two for 20.
Nevertheless, the star of the day was all-rounder Harshal Patel who fired with each the bat and ball. First selecting up two wickets after which getting the staff over the road with extra two overs to spare with a quickfire cameo. He was awarded Man of the Match for his all-round efficiency.
RCB, regardless of their poor run of kind in direction of the tip of final season certified for the playoffs however misplaced to SunRisers Hyderabad within the Eliminator.
Forgetting the frustration of final season, the Virat Kohli-led facet would need to string in additional constant performances this 12 months as they give the impression of being to get their fingers on the coveted title for the primary time.