PBKS vs RCB: Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal have been terrific with the bat in IPL 2021.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to get again to the highest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 factors desk as they face struggling Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Ahmedabad on Friday. After struggling their solely loss within the ongoing match thus far, RCB bought again to profitable methods by clinching a last-ball thriller towards Delhi Capitals. RCB have all the time been a batting powerhouse with the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers of their ranks however within the 14th version of IPL, children like Harshal Patel and Devdutt Padikkal have proved to be the distinction makers for the franchise. A win on Friday will take the Virat Kohli-led facet again to the highest of the desk however they are going to have their activity reduce out towards a promising PBKS staff.
Listed here are a few of the key gamers for RCB
The RCB skipper bought out cheaply towards Delhi Capitals however used his assets properly to efficiently defend 171 runs towards a star-studded DC batting line-up.
Kohli has scored one half-century in six outings this yr however his opening partnership with Padikkal has given RCB’s explosive middle-order the platform to dominate the opposition. Kohli might be trying to lead from the entrance when his facet tackle Punjab Kings.
Padikkal turned solely the second batsman to attain a century within the ongoing IPL 2021 when he took Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers to the cleaners.
With a lot depth within the batting, Padikkal does not shrink back from taking the assault to the bowlers within the powerplay and has been profitable thus far within the match. He might be trying to proceed his effective kind with the bat.
AB de Villiers
RCB had been in hassle at one stage of their earlier fixture towards Delhi Capitals however an AB de Villiers onslaught (75 off 42) helped them to a aggressive complete which ultimately proved to be a match profitable one.
De Villiers’ skill to learn the sport and discover the gaps within the subject will come in useful for RCB after they face PBKS in Ahmedabad.