Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was outstanding in RCB’s previous match as well, and scalped 2 wickets in the 4 overs that he bowled, and gave away runs at an economy rate of 4.50 per over.
Mohammed Siraj was tidy, giving away 18 runs in his 3 overs, but could not pick up a wicket.
The right-arm pacer is the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 and has scalped a colossal 26 wickets at an average of 13.31. Patel picked up 3 wickets against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side and put the brakes on the opposition.
George Garton was not impressive with the ball in RCB’s match against Rajasthan. The left-arm pacer leaked 30 runs in his 3 overs and picked up one wicket.
Shahbaz Ahmed produced a good performance against Rajasthan Royals. In the 2 overs that he bowled, the left-arm spinner picked up 2 wickets and gave away just 10 runs in the process as well.
Daniel Christian once again cut a sorry figure with the ball. The 38-year-old bowled 2 overs, and leaked runs at an economy rate of 10.50 runs per over, and picked up one wicket.
Bharat has scored 32 and 44 in his last 2 IPL innings and has contributed useful runs for the Virat Kohli-led outfit.
Glenn Maxwell has once again found his form, and that is a good sign for the RCB franchise. The Aussie batsman plundered his way to a marauding 50* off just 30 deliveries against Rajasthan, and helped the RCB side to make light work of a target of 150.
The 37-year-old has played 4 innings in the UAE leg of the IPL but has not managed to cross the 20-run mark. And, RCB will be hoping that de Villiers can contribute some runs when he takes guard against the RR outfit.
Padikkal has amassed 309 runs at an average of 34.33.The start that Kohli and Padikkal give at the top of the order will be crucial for the RCB side against the Punjab Kings.
While the right-handed Kohli has scored 332 runs in the tournament at an average of 33.20.