14 Apr 2021: IPL 2021: Devdutt Padikkal returns for RCB against SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad square-off with Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number six of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal has returned to RCB's XI after missing the tournament opener.
The left-handed batsman, who starred for RCB in the 2020 edition, was "recommended rest" after he successfully recovered from the deadly COVID-19.
Here is the complete team news.
Fact: A look at Playing XI of RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fact: Here is the Playing XI of SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, S Nadeem, T Natarajan
Padikkal: Padikkal would want to continue his sublime run
Padikkal had tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the 2020 season.
He underwent the mandatory quarantine before he resumed training.
Notably, Padikkal finished as the leading run-scorer of RCB in 2020, having amassed 473 runs with five 50+ scores.
He followed it up with impressive performances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Padikkal made history by registering four consecutive hundreds.