Kohli back to IPL circuit, RCB to boost batting at next Bangalore fixture

 . Last updated on April 13, 2017, 2:24 PM
Kohli back to IPL circuit, RCB to boost batting at next Bangalore fixture
Virat Kohli is expected to be a high booster for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Virat Kohli was injured on the third test between India and Australia. The player has been resting since the Dharamshala test for treatment, parting away from IPL fixtures. The Royal Challengers Bangalore has been playing without their captain. Lately, BCCI has declared Virat Kohli as fit to play and here ends the wait of his team. The player will come up in the next fixture of the team at their home. The match is on April 14. The Indian captain was rested with an eye to the upcoming Champions Trophy. India playing the tournament without Kohli could have culminated as a slog. The BCCI statement read out, "the Indian Captain had undergone rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder and has now recovered to be able to participate in VIVO IPL 2017."

Currently, Royal Challengers Bangalore is on the sixth place on the point chart. The team has been struggling with batting. The top batsmen of the team have been absent due to injury. Apart from Kohli, Lokesh Rahul and AB de Villiers have also missed the tournament. RCB played two matches this season so far and have lost both. Kohli is likely to be a good booster to the team’s performance on batting. Other batsmen like Chris Gayle and Shane Watson have been futile so far to deliver any match-winning score. In the first match of the season they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 35 runs. Gayle scored 32 in the match, stand-in captain Watson had 22. Next, Delhi Daredevils toppled the team winning by 15 runs. Gayle was down at 6.

Virat Kohli is though one of his best stretches currently. The player scored 973 runs in IPL 2016 at an average of 81.08. His knock included four centuries. Lokesh Rahul might miss the whole season as the player is undergoing treatment for his injury. De Villiers might join the tournament after the knockout fixtures.


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