David Warner has won the toss and elected to bowl first in Match 6 of the 2021 IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Devdutt Padikkal has now fully recovered and is playing the match today. He rested from the previous game following his recovery from Covid-19 and in his absence, RCB opened with captain Virat Kohli and Washington Sundar, who failed to get going.
All eye will be on RCB pacer Harshal Patel who took five wickets against Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener and will be raring to go again in the death overs.
SRH, who lost their tournament opener narrowly to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), will need to start well. A couple of early wickets against KKR had set them back and even though Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey tried their best, they fell short.
SRH have used an interesting tactic this time. Up until last season they found success largely thanks to captain David Warner and Bairstow's opening partnership. In the previous game, they let Wriddhiman Saha, who had played some brilliant knocks towards the end of the previous season, open along with Warner and Bairstow came in at No.4.
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