REVEALED: RCB’s 4 overseas players for tournament opener against Mumbai Indians

Fans are secretly wishing to be a fly on the walls of either Mumbai Indians or Royal Challengers Bangalore to listen to what they are discussing ahead of the tournament opener on Friday.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 9 April 2021 12:28 am

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a night's sleep away and fans can't keep calm. There are all sorts of excitement and rumours doing the rounds and people are secretly wishing to be a fly on the walls of either Mumbai Indians or Royal Challengers Bangalore camp to listen to what they are discussing ahead of the tournament opener on Friday. However, much to the delight of cricket lovers, sources close to the RCB camp have revealed the 4 likely overseas options that the team will go ahead with in match number 1 of IPL 2021.

Who makes it to the list other than AB and Maxwell?

While AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell were almost guaranteed to secure a place in the XI, sources now claim that the other two options would be Dan Christian and Kyle Jamieson. It would be interesting to see how Jamieson bowls at Chennai where the surface usually assiss the spinners. Meanwhile, Dan Christian has had a phenomenal record in T20 leagues around the world and has already predicted Bangalore winning their maiden title this year. However, the team would require consistent performances from him, if they were to make his prediction true.

Daniel Sams tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of curtain raiser to IPL 2021

The plans of the RCB think tank might have been impacted owing to the unavailability of Daniel Sams after he tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7. However, Sams is asymptomatic and is being treated under the supervision of the medical team. The Virat Kohli-led side would hope that he recovers soon and can join the squad for the remainder of the T20 competition.