Ahmedabad: As RCB glided to the next and final hurdle ahead of the final, they will face Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan will face off in an ultimate match that will determine their fate. While Rajasthan Royals dropped the guns in front of David Miller’s strike in the last game, the team will be looking to get back in character and win the game to face Gujarat Titans in the final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to take up the challenge and face the competition after the side put up an exceptional display of teamwork and execution in the last game.
Young Opener Rajat Patidar has overnight become a champion and an impactful name around the country with an unbeaten century in a crucial situation leading his side to victory. The young lad has earned respect from the veterans of the game and his teammates in the dressing room.
Dinesh Karthik in an interview post-match said that “This is the best innings I have seen from an uncapped player in my career.” Virat Kohli heaped praises for the young gun and said that “he is a player to look out for in future certainly.”
Rajasthan Royals will have to set a plan for the charged-up bowling attack of RCB. With Harshal Patel, Wannindu Hasiranga, Mohd Siraj, and Josh Hazlewood the side is packed with dependable options for skipper Faf du Plessis.
Josh Hazlewood changed the course of the game in the 18th over by taking the crucial wicket of KL Rahul when he was taking the game away from the grabs of RCB. He picked up two wickets and ended his match-winning spell.
Calm and composed Harshal Patel is slowly earning the name of the most successful bowler of death overs. Harshal Patel bowled the 20th over at a crucial stage and secured the team a victory they deserved.
The fielding of RCB is something worth mentioning. Some picture-perfect stops from Wanindu Hasaranga helped the team save at least 15 to 20 runs extra and led to building pressure on the batsman to which Lucknow Supergiants fell.