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IPL 2021: RCB’s new player keeps bowlers tuned, 30-year-old Surma becomes hero of first practice match

Through the mini auction held in February, the new player associated with RCB performed well in the first practice match.

Rajat Patidar and Harshal Patel dominated the first practice match

The preparations of the teams are in full swing for IPL 2021. Each team is implementing its own strategies in its own ways. Royal Challengers Bangalore i.e. RCB is also working on its strategy. He resorted to an intra-practice match to test it. All teams do this. And IPL team RCB did the same. He divided the players of his team into two groups and made them fight between them. Through such matches, teams do not aim for their defeat or victory. Rather, it is a test of how the performance of the players was.

When the RCB team split and played in two groups, a team A was formed, which included players like Chahal, Saini, KS Bharat and Shahbaz. So Team B became those, in which players like Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Suyash and Harshal Patel were involved.

New player Rajat Patidar’s big bang game

Now when these two teams landed at their base Chennai ground for the match, the first batting team B did. In this team, 27-year-old Rajat Patidar was a new player associated with RCB camp. They were bought by RCB by bidding in the mini auction held in February. And, as Rajat Patidar performed in the first practice match, it seems that he performed well for the money. Rajat Patidar hit 53 runs from just 35 balls and managed to bring his team to a score of 153 runs.

Saini is moving economically, Saini jerks 3 wickets

In the first inning, there was unmatched bowling from Team A. Yuzvendra Chahal was economical and took 2 wickets in 4 overs for just 20 runs. At the same time, Navdeep Saini took 3 wickets for 40 runs in 4 overs. Apart from this, Harshal Patel also took wickets in his name.

Harshal Patel played match-winning innings

Now it was the turn to bat for Team A. To penetrate the target of 154 which Team B had put in front of them. And, Team A did it well. While Shahbaz scored 39 runs from 15 balls at a strike rate of more than 200, KS India scored 38 runs from 28 balls. Apart from these two, all-rounder Harshal Patel also showed the vigor of the bat after he muttered with the ball and played an unbeaten innings of 30 runs. In this innings of Patel, Team A won the match. Team A scored 155 runs losing 6 wickets and won this match by 4 wickets.

Amazing with ball and bat, Harshal became man of the match

The 30-year-old Harshal Patel was named man of the match for both the ball and the bat in the match and for helping the team win.

Also read: IPL 2021: These 2 players turned down CSK offer, replacement of Josh Hazlewood due to Corona


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