Virat Kohli: The focus of RCB efforts to stop the high-flying Rajasthan Royals. On Tuesday, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Rajasthan Royals at MCA Stadium in Pune.
When Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. They will be looking to halt the Jos Buttler juggernaut. Virat Kohli will be scrutinized as well, following his second consecutive first-ball duck in the competition. RCB will be hoping for their star batter to be back among the runs. As well as a much improved performance by the batting unit after a poor performance in the previous game.
While the Challengers are coming off a demoralizing nine-wicket loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan have two consecutive wins and are one of the season’s in-form teams.
The focus wfocus of RCB’s efforts, RCB have also power-hitters in captain Faf Du Plessis. Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaaz Ahmed. Who can be destructive on their day and if they fire in unison, the RR attack tough time.
Du Plessis, his team’s leading run-scorer, has gone hot and cold with the willow but remains an important cog in the machine.
Karthik, is playing the finisher’s role to near perfection with his hitting abilities ON .
They will face Rajasthan’s varied attack, led by Trent Boult, who has previously troubled Kohli with his delivery.
RR will be hoping that the top order delivers once more at the MCA Stadium, which has seen high-scoring games in the past.
Karun Nair and Riyan Parag are the weak links in Rajasthan’s batting, and the duo will need to step up and deliver.
Harshal Patel is the best death bowler for RCB, but he will need help from Mohammed Siraj and Josh Hazlewood.
The four overs bowled by Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who has eleven wickets, could also determine the outcome of the match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Rajat Patidar, Siddharth Kaul, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shubham Garwal, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Tejas Baroka, Jos Buttler, Rassie Van der Dussen, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell , Karun Nair, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hitmeyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Anunay Singh , KC Kariappa, Sanju Samson.