Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently contesting their opening clash of IPL 2020. David Warner the SRH skipper won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bowl first. RCB gave a debut cap to the exciting 19-year-old Devdutt Padikkal. He along with Aaron Finch opened the inning for RCB.
Padikkal did not waste any time as he gave an account of his exceptional talent. The Southpaw dominated the early proceedings in the first powerplay and gave his side a brilliant start.
The new opening pair of RCB has already put on 50 runs after 6 overs. The likes of Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers are still to bat which will intimidate the SRH bowling attack even more.
Mitchell Marsh Suffers Injury
Meanwhile, Sunrisers suffered a massive blow in the form of Mitchell Marsh, who copped up an injury. The Aussie all-rounder was a surprise inclusion by SRH who played ahead of Mohammad Nabi.
Warner gave the bowl to him after a rollicking start from RCB in the batting powerplay. However, in the middle of his first over he injured himself with what looked like an ankle sprain. Marsh has always been vulnerable to injuries in his career and hit has once again come to haunt him.
Moreover, Marsh took no chances and immediately walked off the field. Fabien Allen has replaced him as a substitute fielder. It will be interesting to see if Marsh plays a further part in the game or not. Speaking about Mitchell Marsh injury, VVS Laxman said it looks bad. However, they are hopeful that they will come out to bat.
Furthermore, Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently 75 with no loss after 9 overs at the stroke of the first strategic timeout.