In Phase 1 of the IPL, Chahal produced a mediocre performance with the ball. The right-arm spinner picked up just 4 wickets in 7 matches, and also leaked runs at an economy rate of 8.26 runs per over.
The last two spots in the RCB line-up will be taken by Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal. Siraj picked up 6 wickets in IPL Phase 1 and picked his wickets at a decent strike rate of 26.00.
Harshal Patel was the standout performer for the Virat Kohli-led side in IPL Phase 1. The right-arm pacer is the current holder of the Purple Cap and scalped a staggering 17 wickets in just 7 matches at an average of 15.12.
Jamieson was amongst the wickets in IPL Phase 1 and prized out 9 batsmen in 7 matches at an average of 24.56, and a strike rate of just 16.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been roped in by the Virat Kohli-led side for the second leg of the tournament, and it will be interesting to see how he performs on his IPL debut. Hasaranga has an excellent record with the ball in T20Is played for the Sri Lankan side.
Ahmed played 5 matches in IPL Phase 1 and scalped 4 wickets at an average of just 8.00. He can also strike lusty blows with the bat as well.
De Villiers scored 207 runs in 6 innings at an average of 51.75. If even one of Maxwell or de Villiers gets going, then Eoin Morgan and his men will not be a happy lot
Glenn Maxwell demolished bowling attacks in the first leg of the tournament.Maxwell scored 223 runs in the 6 innings that he batted in Phase 1 at an average of 37.17
Patidar could not set the stage on fire in Phase 1 of the tournament. The right-handed batsman could score only 71 runs in the 4 innings that he batted and scored his runs at an average of just 17.75.
Devdutt Padikkal experienced a good run with the bat in the first leg of the tournament. The 21-year-old left-hander scored 195 runs in 6 innings and scored his runs at a strike rate in excess of 150.
Kohli is the only batsman to have scored over 6000 runs (6076) in IPL cricket and has also amassed a staggering 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries as well.