Royal Challengers Bangalore kick off their IPL 2021 campaign against Mumbai Indians on Friday. Kohli is confirmed to open the innings with Devdutt Padikkal. The batting promotion will see him face more and more balls, giving him enough time to settle down. On the other hand, Glen Maxwell who comes with a big price tag is likely to bat at 3. AB de Villiers has done both middle and finishing jobs for RCB will be mostly slotted at number 4. Meanwhile, the team's biggest buy, Kyle Jamieson will be a automatic selection in the playing eleven.
Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel and Kyle Jamieson are likely to be three-pace bowling all-rounders. Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal will be donning the spinner's role. Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini might be RCB's home pacers in the final XI.The battle will be between two of India's finest white-ball players. Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are among the best international batsmen in white ball cricket and are India's most experienced players. While Sharma will lead MI, Kohli will lead RCB. MI have won almost double the number of games played between the two teams over the years. The Mumbai franchise will no doubt go in as favourites again in the tournament opener.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's likely playing XI for today : Virat Kohli (Captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini.