Six of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s overseas players for the upcoming 14th season of the Indian Premier League on Monday had a bad day at the office during the opening of the T20I series between New Zealand and Australia in Christchurch.
Three of these players became RCB’s newest rookies for the 2021 edition of the money-rich league. Universal Kyle Jamieson, who was won last week in Chennai after an intense bidding war for a staggering INR of 15 kroner, returned with just one wicket in three overs, losing 10.75 overtime runs. Glenn Maxwell, who was liberated by Kings XI Punjab before the auction for his next poor man IPL show last season, was accepted by INR 14.25 kroner from RCB in an attempt to strengthen their midfield lineup. But the Australian scored only one run out of five deliveries and allowed nine runs in the only bowling game.
Another RCB employee, Daniel Sams, a left-handed man who was traded by Delhi Capitals before the auction, chose two piggy banks, but at the price of 10 runs for more than his spell four times until he scored one of three with the bat.
Of RCB’s existing overseas contingent, batsman cashier Josh Philip handled two of the three leg spinners Adam Zampa | came back with 0/20 for three overs while Kane Richardson chose one wicket for three overs with an economic rate of 10.66.
Meanwhile, RCB also selected Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Dan Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai at the IPL 2021 auction.
Speaking of the New Zealand-Australia game, Devon Conway’s undefeated 99 helped New Zealand win a crushing victory over their neighbors. He came in when New Zealand was 11-2 and remained undefeated with the team at 184 for five after winning the throw and hitting first. In response, Australia was denied 131 runs.
“The door was a bit sticky at first, but over time it got better and better, and in the end there were some good partnerships,” Conway said. “The key was just trying to stay positive all the time.
“When I’m sure, I’m in my best condition. The point was not to try to think too far ahead, but just to try to build good partnerships in the end. “