One of many noteworthy points of AB de Villiers’ first full session with Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai for the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League was the wicketkeeping drill. Since 2013, the South African batting stalwart hasn’t donned the gloves in IPL though he did mark his return within the obligation earlier this 12 months in Massive Bash League. So will RCB take a look at the choice of choosing him forward of Parthiv Patel for the position in IPL 2020?
Apart from Patel, who has been common with the gloves during the last two seasons, RCB has picked one other specialist wicketkeeper in Jos Phillipe. However whereas the franchise is but to verify, had coach Simon Katich stated that it’s undoubtedly a “subject for dialogue”.
“We’ve had a variety of discussions in regards to the make-up of our workforce. I believe it’s onerous to say something now, we’ve got three weeks of the camp to get by means of and see how issues prove bodily. Clearly, AB has stored wickets earlier than and that might be a subject for dialogue,” head coach Simon Katich stated throughout a media interplay final week. “He has an enormous position to play for RCB, given his degree and performances through the years for us and South Africa. We all know he is world-class. He might be revitalised with the break. We’ll play it by the ear, let’s have a look at what occurs.”
If De Villiers is picked because the keeper for RCB, it would permit the franchise to squeeze in an additional batsman – in all probability teenager Devdutt Paddikal within the opener’s position which might additionally suggest that Parthiv would lose his spot.
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