IPL 2021: 3 Players who can replace Devdutt Padikkal in RCB line-up for the season opener
Padikkal looks set to miss the season opener against MI.
Updated - Apr 4, 2021 11:29 am
2. Finn Allen
This year, it looks like the RCB management had done their homework during the auction. As Devdutt has been infected with the COVID-19 virus, there are some good options available for Virat Kohli. If he wishes to open the innings, he can open with Finn Allen. The swashbuckling Kiwi batsman has been in top form recently.
During a recent match against Bangladesh, Finn scored a 29-ball 71. During that innings, he smashed ten fours and three sixes which demolished the Bangladeshi bowling lineup. And fortunately for the RCB management, he is a batsman who can attack from the word go. During that match, he reached his maiden fifty in just 18 deliveries.
Even though he stated that he was nervous, he smoked almost every ball. Thanks to his onslaught, the New Zealanders piled up 141/4 in just 10 overs. As it was a rain-affected match, Bangladesh had a huge target to chase. Allen’s talent could be used to provide quick-fire starts for the team. And with big names like AB de Villers and Glenn Maxwell waiting for the opportunity, an excellent start at the top will allow them to play freely.