Ahead of their crunch clash against the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore have received triple injury boost as their fast-bowler Sreenath Aravind has said that the trio of AB de Villiers, Samuel Badree and Tymal Mills- all of whom missed the previous encounter against the Gujarat Lions in Rajkot- will be back for Sunday’s game at the Eden Gardens.
The runners-up of last year finally looked to get their campaign back on track when AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli returned from injuries in the third and fourth match respectively. However, they were once again plagued with the injury before the clash against Lions when their in-form duo of Samuel Badree and de Villiers missed the match. On the other hand, Mills missed the last two games after injuring his hamstring against Mumbai Indians.
Their absence did not make much of a difference as Bangalore thrashed Gujarat Lions by 21 runs to register their second win in six matches. They will be desperately hoping to get some wins under their belt and the arrival of the trio against the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders will surely be a big boost.
Aravind said that the injuries suffered by the trio were minor ones and they would be fit in time to play on Sunday.
“I think it’s minor. They will come back for next match,” he said.
He further expressed his delight over the nature of the M Chinnaswamy pitch. Unlike the previous editions, the bowlers have managed to do well on the pitch which has made a reputation of being a high-scoring ground.
“The tenth edition of IPL was supposed to be batsmen’s paradise everywhere and we as bowlers are used to that. In Bengaluru, change of pace works well and I think the wicket here is behaving well.It all depends on how we bowl and a bat that day against any team. That’s what matters,”he added.