IPL 2021: RCB’s Star Opener Devdutt Padikkal tests negative in 2nd test!!
Good news came forRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as their star opener Devdutt Padikkal tested negative for Covid-19 in his second test who was tested positive on March 22 and has been in quarantine ever since.
As per the BCCI Covid-19 SOPs, he will still be monitored and therefore is certain to miss MI vs RCB season opener on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. “.Furthermore, Padikkal will have to pass a cardiac screening before getting permission to resume training. “After recovery, players must undergo a cardiac screening before resuming any team activities,” the SOP reads.
Mumbai Indians (MI) will play Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadum.
Since Padikkal is sure to miss the opening match, Kohli has to pick between Mohammed Azharuddeen and Finn Allen as his partner.
Possible Playing XI: Finn Allen/ Mhd Azharudeen, Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian/Sachin Baby, Washington Sundar, Kylie Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini