The most reliable batsman of India, the ever-bankable captain Virat Kohli is set to return to action and will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore side in an Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians on April 14. Virat, who is out of action from almost past one month, was on April 13 declared fit by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team.
Virat Kohli suffered a shoulder injury while he dived to save a boundary during the third test of the four-Test series against Australia in Ranchi last month and since then, he has been missing from action.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team on Wednesday confirmed that Indian Cricket team and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has regained match fitness,” the board said in a statement.
Earlier on Thursday, Virat Kohli hit the nets to prepare for the battle that the wounded warrior had been watching painstakingly. In the video shared by Indian Premier League on their official Twitter handle, the Delhi batsman can be seen hitting the balls all around the park during the practice session.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2017
The presence of Virat Kohli, who likes to lead the team from the front, will help boost the confidence in RCB’s players. The Challenger’s have lost two out of the three matches that they have played so far in his absence.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are high on confidence with back-to-back two consecutive home victories.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (WK), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Parthiv Patel (WK), Kieron Pollard, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler (WK), Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Karn Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Siddhesh Lad, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Gopal, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kulwant Khejroliya.