Lower than per week forward of the beginning of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) held their first intra-squad match on Sunday at Chennai’s Middle for Sports activities Science (CSS), in a bid to slender down their taking part in XI for the upcoming match.
Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are nonetheless present process their necessary quarantine interval, however 12 layers together with Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj had been a part of the observe recreation the place the newbies excelled.
Rajat Patidar, who was roped in at his base value throughout the public sale in Chennai in February, scored a 35-ball 54 whereas Suyash Prabhudessai scored a 15-ball 25. The group batting first managed 153 runs with Saini choosing three wickets whereas Chahal pulled off a determine of two of 20.
All-rounder Harshal Patel additionally performed a superb function along with his quickfire innings whereas additionally choosing a couple of wickets and therefore was awarded the Man of the Match trophy.
Following the match, batting coach Sanjay Bangar hailed Patidar’s knock saying, “The great thing about his batting is that he performs correct cricketing photographs.”
RCB will likely be a part of the season opener, the place they are going to be up in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.