RCB Team 2018 Players list: complete IPL Squad of Royal Challengers Banglore
15 April, 2018, 01:12
Further pacer Umesh Yadav slapped three wickets while Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, and Washington Sundar took two wickets each. It was Mandeep Singh who took the mantle from there on and got RCB back on track. With the scoreboard reading 32, Mayank and Finch were dismissed in consecutive balls, while Yuvraj was bowled on the last ball by Umesh Yadav.
Umesh Yadav, 30, didn't get to play a Test on the South Africa tour, played his last ODI last September and has featured in just T20 global, in 2012.
In their season-opening victory on Sunday, Kings XI had been given a flying start by Rahul, who blasted his way to a fifty from just 14 balls - the fastest in IPL history.
According to our predictions, Kings XI Punjab may win tonight. In their chase, RCB overcame a mid-innings slump, thanks to AB de Villiers' stroke-filled 40-ball 57 that took them to 159 for 6 in 19.3 overs. Had it not been for a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in their rain-curtailed second game, Rajasthan would have little to cheer about their return after two years. De Villiers upped the ante, hitting two towering sixes off Mujeeb in an over where RCB collected 19 runs. The Karnataka batsman will look to carry on the momentum on his home ground. Big-name players from both sides are yet to find their best form too. Punjab lost their last wicket as Mujib ur Rahim Rahman could not even open the account.
Skipper Virat Kohli, surprisingly, played second fiddle by scoring 31 off 33 balls, and he would like to have a better outing against KXIP. I think 170 would have been par, the pitch is slightly better than a year ago. Bangalore's spinners proved expensive, going for 41 runs in three of the six Power Play overs against Kolkata. "At the end of the day, good bowlers are still good bowlers". The aim of any good side in the tournament is to play well at home. Washington Sundar put the par score at between 165 and 170.
Umesh Yadav always had pace, but this season he looks focussed and is determined to lead the attack. I love batting with Virat and we have considerable experience as partners. We have one team change, Finch comes in the place for Miller.
Royal Challengers Bangalore player AB De Villiers plays a shot during the match against Kings XI Punjab.
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