Virat Kohli and his team, who are now in the United Kingdom, will travel to the Middle East in less than a month to resume the second leg of the IPL. Kohli will go to Dubai with his team. The Royal Challengers Bangalore squad will go to the United Arab Emirates later this month.
Before the IPL 2021 in the UAE, Royal Challengers Bangalore announced a flurry of changes to their lineup, including the addition of Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga as a replacement for Adam Zampa. Due to personal reasons, head coach Simon Katich also stepped down, allowing Mike Hesson to take over his position in addition to being Director of Cricket.
Dushmantha Chameera of Sri Lanka has taken the place of Daniel Sams. Finn Allen was also replaced by Tim David. Kane Richardson and Daniel Sams will be unavailable, therefore Allen and Scott Kuggeleign will be with the New Zealand team. Hasaranga, a legspinner, and lower-order batsman earned Man of the Series in India’s series against Sri Lanka, taking 7 wickets in three matches.
Mike Hesson, when asked about the team’s adjustments stated, “We have made some changes to the squad pertaining to the situation. We have come a long way and have shown steady progress as a team. The addition of Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, and Dushmantha Chameera couldn’t have come at a better time during the replacement window, as we aim to continue with the momentum, building on our performance from earlier this year.”
RCB Lineup for IPL 2nd Phase
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, the RCB captain, will continue to start the batting with Devdutt Padikkal. In the first half of the season, he hit 198 home runs in seven games. This featured a 72 against Rajasthan Royals, which came in the same game as Padikkal’s first IPL century.
2. Devdutt Padikkal
From where he left off in the IPL 2020 season, Padikkal went on his merry way. Since his initial run in the IPL, he has matured into a more experienced player.
3. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell was outstanding in the IPL 2021 auctions. He has given much-needed momentum to the RCB innings in the middle-overs, scoring 223 runs in the first seven games.
4. AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers, a former South African captain, will start at number four. He has consistently been the top number four in the IPL throughout the years. He has been a consistent scorer for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
5. Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson got nine wickets in seven games while scoring 59 runs. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, he will be a crucial player.
6. Washington Sundar
Sundar will bat at number seven and will share the ball with Yuzvendra Chahal as the second sinning option. He took three wickets in six games for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
7. Mohammed Siraj
For RCB, Siraj is the first-choice pacer in the lineup. Because of his time at RCB, he has matured as a bowler.
8. Harshal Patel
Patel is currently the highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2021. In just seven games for the team, he has taken 17 wickets, including a five-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians.
9. Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga has been turning heads in recent times, and he definitely made an impact with the ball when India traveled to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in July, taking three wickets in the second ODI and seven wickets in the three T20Is to top the bowling statistics.
10. Yuzvendra Chahal
One of Virat Kohli’s most trusted players to get him wickets will be RCB’s leading wicket-taker. Last season in the UAE, he got 21 wickets and would like to repeat that feat.
11. Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini’s presence guarantees that the bowling attack has a solid speed and a variety of spin options.