22 Apr 2021: IPL 2021: Richardson comes in for RCB; RR include Gopal
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals are all set to take on each other in match number 16 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Thursday.
The match is set to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The teams are announced and RCB have included pacer Kane Richardson.
RR have brought in spinner Shreyas Gopal.
Fact: Here's the playing XI of RCB
RCB playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson
Fact: Here's the playing XI of RR
RR playing XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Players: Key stats ahead of the match
RCB pacer Harshal Patel has been superb this season.
Notably, from overs 14-20 this season, Harshal has bowled 7.5 overs, claiming nine wickets and conceding less than five an over.
Meanwhile, all eyes will be on AB de Villiers, who played a match-winning knock against KKR.
In 19 innings against RR, ABD has scored 648 runs, averaging 46.29 and striking at 146.61.