IPL 2021: RCB’s AB de Villiers joins team in UAE: Wide smiles writ large on the faces of IPL fans as one of the most admired players- AB de Villiers joins his team – Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the second leg of the tournament. The update of de Villiers joining the camp came in via RCB’s post on social media. The right-handed batsman will straightaway go into six-day mandatory quarantine at the team hotel- JA Lake View Hotel in Dubai.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 6, 2021
The post captioned, “Our excitement levels just went Chart with upwards trendChart with upwards trendChart with upwards trend @ABdeVilliers17 has joined the team. Smiling face with sunglasses #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #ABHasArrived.”
Meanwhile, the rest of the RCB team arrived in UAE on August 29. On Sunday, after successfully completing their quarantine, the team had its first practice session ahead of the second phase of IPL 2021.
Often hailed as Mr 360 for his wide-ranging on-field shots with the bat, de Villiers has been with RCB since 2011.
IPL 2021: AB de Villiers performance in first phase of tournament
The swashbuckling batsman, as always, had a purple patch with the willow in the first phase of IPL as well. In the seven matches he played for Bangalore, he smashed 207 runs and returned with an economy of 51.75.
PL 2021: RCB schedule for Phase 2
This season, Virat Kohli’s side are third in the standings, having won five of their seven games so far. The Bangalore based franchise have done the hard bit and will hope for a smooth passage into the playoffs and potentially end their title drought when the IPL resumes in UAE.
|Match No.||Day||Date||Time (IST)||Match||Venue|
|31||Monday||20-Sep-21||07:30 PM||KKR vs RCB||Abu Dhabi|
|35||Friday||24-Sep-21||07:30 PM||RCB vs CSK||Sharjah|
|39||Sunday||26-Sep-21||07:30 PM||RCB vs MI||Dubai|
|43||Wednesday||29-Sep-21||07:30 PM||RR vs RCB||Dubai|
|48||Sunday||03-Oct-21||03:30 PM||RCB vs PBKS||Sharjah|
|52||Wednesday||06-Oct-21||07:30 PM||RCB vs SRH||Abu Dhabi|
|56||Friday||08-Oct-21||07:30 PM||RCB vs DC||Dubai|