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IPL 2022 CSK vs RCB: Why are RCB players wearing black armbands?

RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bowl first. As the RCB players walked out to bat in the middle, there were seen sporting black armbands.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 13 April 2022 12:41 am

The Tuesday evening is seeing two heavyweights of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) taking on each other at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The two teams are facing each other for the first time this season and so the excitement is already at its peak for the team’s fans.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bowl first. As the RCB players walked out to bat in the middle, there were seen sporting black armbands. This left fans wondering about the reason for the same. Well, the players are wearing black armbands in honor of Harshal Patel’s sister who passed away recently. And for the same reason, the pacer is not a part of the playing XI of RCB.

The pacer has left the team’s bio-bubble and it’s uncertain when he will return. He was replaced by Suyash Prabhudesai in the last XI.

CSK searching for their first win

Coming to the game, RCB skipper du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first. They were forced to make two changes. The first one is for Patel as he is not with the team. The second change made by RCB is the inclusion of Josh Hazlewood who replaced David Willey. Meanwhile, CSK went with the same team as last game. The defending champions have struggled to get going in this season as they have lost four games on the trot. Ravindra Jadeja and his men will be searching for their first win on Tuesday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

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