IPL 2019: In his last 10 matches, Yusuf Pathan has got to bat on eight occasions and managed to amass merely 40 runs. He has been in woeful touch throughout the season thus far and tonight was no different as he could not come good for Hyderabad. He could manage merely three runs off four balls. His poor show has upset the fans who want an explanation as to why he always gets picked in the playing XI. Pathan fell prey to Chahal and was the leggie’s 100th IPL wicket for RCB as he became the first from his franchise to breach the three-figure-mark.
Here is how Twitter reacted to his failure:
Meanwhile, RCB has made three changes going into their last match of the league. Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar and Shimron Hetmyer have replaced Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi and Henrich Klaasen. In the Hyderabad playing XI, Yusuf Pathan came in for Abhishek Sharma.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (Captain), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed and Basil Thampi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya and Yuzvendra Chahal.