Mohammed Siraj was bowled well in patches, but he has not been at his best so far. Siraj will want to take the priced wicket of Jos Buttler in their next encounter against RR to stop the run flow during the field restrictions.
Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood impressed everyone with his excellent bowling spell against LSG after registering figures of 4/25 at an economy rate of 6.20.
Pacer Harshal Patel has been amongst the wickets in this edition as well. The right-arm pacer was the only successful bowler for the Red Army in their previous match against SRH. He scalped the wicket of Abhishek Sharma who was batting on 47 runs in just 28 balls.
Newcomer Suyash Prabudessai has not been able to create a good first impression in the middle order. The 24-year-old did score 15 runs in his previous encounter but failed to get going.
Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga, might not have been much impactful with the bat but, he has bowled some excellent spells for the Red Army. The right-handed spinner has done an exceptional job, having scalped 11 wickets to his name from seven matches so far and he will be looking to get some vital wickets against his RR in his next group stage match.
Left-handed batter Shahbaz Ahmed has been one of RCB’s star performers in the middle order so far this season. Ahmed has impressed with his quick runs making abilities having scored 178 runs from eight matches.
In his five appearances in IPL 2022 so far, Glenn Maxwell has scored 124 runs including a half-century with his 55 against the Delhi Capitals being the highest. The right-arm spinner has only managed a solitary scalp with the ball in hand and a lot will depend on the Aussie star when he takes the field against the strong-looking bowling line-up of RR.
Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik who has been in excellent touch in IPL so far also failed to get going against the Orange Army. Both Suyash and Karthik will want to give a much better performance as compared to the previous match.
Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli is struggling to even open his account for the past two matches. After bagging a duck against LSG, Kohli was sent back to the pavilion after getting out on zero in the previous encounter against SRH.
Opener Anuj Rawat can make way for Rajat Patidar. The 28-year-old has played just four matches in IPL and has scored a total of 71 runs at an average of 17.75. If given chance, Patidar will want to prove his worth to the Red Army and become a permanent member of the playing XI.
While Du Plessis was scalped for five runs, the opener Rawat got out without troubling the scorers. Skipper Faf du Plessis has played some excellent knocks in IPL 2022 scoring 255 runs in eight matches. He will want to perform well with the bat in the next game.