Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was suspended after the Covid-19 spread in the camp. Meanwhile, now it is all set to resume on September 19. All the remaining matches of IPL 2021 will be played in three different venues in UAE. Meanwhile, Team Royal Challengers Bangalore is all set to travel to UAE with a total of 4 big changes in the team.
All the Indian cricketers, support staff, and other members of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will regroup in Banglore on 21 August. Meanwhile, after that, they will complete the mandatory quarantine of seven days and will go through several Covid-19 tests. Post that, all the team members will then fly to UAE on 29 August from Bangalore.
Mike Hesson, the new Head Coach and the Director of Cricket Operations, Royal Challengers Bangalore talked about all the changes made in the team. Also, he hopes that RCB will continue its momentum and will perform well just like they did in the first phase of IPL 2021. He asserted:
“We have made some changes to the squad pertaining to the situation. We have come a long way and have shown steady progress as a team. The addition of Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, and Dushmantha Chameera couldn’t have come at a better time in the replacement window, as we aim to continue with the momentum, building on our performance from earlier this year,” he said as reported by RCB official.
HOMECOMING – 2️⃣1️⃣st August 2021 🏠
UAE CALLING – 2️⃣9️⃣th August 2021 ✈️
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 21, 2021
How did RCB perform in IPL 2021 India leg
The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB ) had a stunning outing in the first phase of IPL 2021. They managed to win five out of seven games and were placed in the number 3 spot in rankings. Also, the purple cap holder of the season was Harshal Patel who is a member of team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore will start their UAE campaign with a battle against Kolkata Knight Riders. The match is scheduled to begin on September 20 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Three top class signings by RCB – Hasaranga has been gun in T20 format, Chameera has been bowling with real heat since his comeback and Tim David has been in dream touch in middle order in different leagues across the world.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 21, 2021