IPL 2021: Devdutt Padikkal likely to miss RCB’s opener | Cricket News

BENGALURU: Royal Challengers Bangalore could have to transform their methods for the primary couple of matches of the IPL that begins with their season-opener towards Mumbai Indians on April 9 in Chennai.
Star opener Devdutt Padikkal, who’s recovering from Covid-19, is more likely to miss the primary sport and will likely be chopping it superb for the second match on April 14 towards Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The 20-year-old left-hander examined optimistic for coronavirus on March 22, previous to the staff’s departure to Chennai. Consequently, he didn’t journey with the remainder of the squad. He’s at present at house in Bengaluru and stays optimistic. He’ll bear exams once more on Tuesday and Wednesday and as soon as he returns a detrimental report he can be a part of the bio bubble immediately in Chennai.


Padikkal, who scored 473 runs for the Bengaluru-based franchise in his debut season final 12 months, should bear one other spherical of testing in Chennai.
Padikkal’s absence will likely be an enormous blow for RCB as he was anticipated to open the innings with Kohli. Within the absence of the staff’s main run-getter within the earlier version, RCB’s choices are restricted. They launched Aaron Finch and Josh Phillipe withdrew from the IPL earlier this month. His substitute, Finn Allen of New Zealand, may match into the function, particularly after his exploits towards Bangladesh within the three-match T20 collection just lately.

The 21-year-old who made his T20 worldwide debut towards Bangladesh on March 28, started his profession with a nought however completed with a 29-ball 71 within the final match whereas opening the innings with the seasoned Martin Guptill. The opposite possibility for RCB will likely be Kerala rookie Mohammed Azharuddeen, who scored 214 runs in 5 matches within the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 this season, together with an unbeaten 54-ball 137 towards Mumbai.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore, left-handed batsman Devdutt Padikkal had examined optimistic on twenty second March 2021. He has been in necessary quarantine at his residence in Bengaluru since then. He will likely be match to hitch the RCB bio-bubble as soon as his RT-PCR exams are detrimental. RCB medical staff is in contact with Devdutt guaranteeing his security and well-being. Devdutt is feeling effectively and we won’t wait to have him be a part of the squad for the IPL season forward,” RCB mentioned in a press release in a while Sunday night.


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