This is the one news that every Royal Challengers Bangalore fans wanted to hear. Star batsman AB de Villiers is fit to and expected to feature in the match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday in Indore. De Villiers missed the first two matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 due to injury but it looks that the wait of IPL fans seems to be finally over.
In the latest video posted on the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s website, AB de Villiers announced he is fit and will be available for the match against Kings XI Punjab.
AB is one of the key members of RCB squad and will surely play if he wishes to get on the field. He is probably one player that is most dangerous even if he is not 100%. He can do the things on the cricket field that other players could only think of. There are many legends that rate him as the best player of the generation.
RCB was struggling in their first two matches. The main area of concern was their batting which was supposed to be their strongest part. They are lacking three of their best batsman this season Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and AB de Villers. They were comfortably beaten in the first game due to their poor batting display. In the second match, they were lucky that they won the match. The main reason behind the victory was the poor batting display by the Delhi batsman.
Now the addition of AB de Villers to the squad will make their batting again a lot stronger. Surely de Villers will not be in the superb form as he will make his return from injury and would need some time to get settled. But, the sheer presence of him is enough to make the bowlers set off his natural line and length.
It’s not his batting that makes him dangerous, but the quality of fielding that he brings to the table is exceptional. RCB is already suffering from the lack of good fielders in their squad. The addition of AB will give them a superb fielder. He is the one player that could change the whole game with his fielding.
Now we will have to wait and see whether he plays in the match against KXIP or not. He will be available for selection in the team but it remains to be seen whether team management will take chance with him or not. But one thing is for sure, RCB needs AB de Villers at this moment.