Reports floating in the media suggest that Virat Kohli may miss out on the game against DD. Already struggling to keep their hopes alive of making it to the Playoffs, nothing can be more unfortunate for the side.
Languishing at the 7th spot in the points table, with 3 wins and 7 losses out of their 10 games, the side has to win all its coming matches to stay in contention for the Playoffs. Delhi, having already been shown the way out, would now try to spoil the chances of other teams and RCB can be their first target.
As per reports in Star sports live, Virat Kohli missed the practice session on the eve of the match against DD. He is reported to be unwell and there is always a possibility that he may not be 100% match fit for the game.
Kohli has had a decent IPL 2018 by his standards. He has scored almost 400 runs with an average of a shade under 50. However, his performances have not been highlighted that much as RCB has ended on the losing side more often than not.
No prizes for guessing who will take the captaincy duties in the absence of Kohli. It would well and truly be the Superman from South Africa AB de Villiers.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2018 Squad
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton De Kock (wk), Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Colin De Grandhomme, M. Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande and Anirudha Ashok Joshi
Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2018 Squad
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant(wk), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (C), Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, and Liam Plunkett.