RCB’s season seems to be going from bad to worse as their star batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of today’s crucial tie with the Gujarat Lions.
AB took to social media site, Twitter to announce the same and this is sure to dent the confidence of the underperforming side as it locks horns with the Lions in Rajkot.
RCB which has won only a solitary game in their 5 matches so far will now have to look at different options to replace AB in the side. They are already grappling with injury to Tymal Mills and also the iffy form of Shane Watson is posing severe headache for Virat Kohli and Daniel Vettori.
It would be interesting to see if they bring back Watson in the squad or opt for Travis Head as he could also provide some off-spinning option on a Rajkot surface which could be sluggish.
This injury is the last thing the team would want in this state as they have not had the most auspicious start to their campaign. Royal Challengers have generally done well against the Lions and enjoy a 2-1 lead against them, including the massive 144-run victory, the largest margin in the IPL.
AB had missed RCB's first two games this season, but has hit the ground running ever since he made a comeback by scoring 89 not out, 19 and 29 in their next three.