IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR: Rajat Patidar gets a game
Royal Challengers Bangalore lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first afternoon game of Indian Premier League 2021. As far as the team changes are concerned, RCB are playing only three overseas players, with Rajat Patidar coming in place of Dan Christian. While the RCB remain the only beaten side, KKR will be aiming to return to the winning ways.
A look at the Playing XI of RCB
RCB Playing XI: Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Here is the Playing XI of KKR
KKR Playing XI: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Patidar gets to play another game
Right-handed batsman Rajat Patidar made his IPL debut in RCB's opening game against Mumbai Indians.
Patidar, who has replaced all-rounder Dan Christian in the game, couldn't do much against MI.
However, AB de Villiers termed him a "promising talent" ahead of the incumbent match.
He said, "Very promising talent, he looks calm at the wicket and is a very natural ball striker."