IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s predicted playing XI

5. Mohammed Azharuddeen

Mohammed Azharuddeen

Mohammed Azharuddeen became the talking point on social media platforms after his brilliant performance in the Kerala T20 tournament. The wicketkeeper-batsman showcased his sheen with the bat without compromising on his glovework.

During the match against KCA Tuskers,  KCA Eagles’ batsman Azharuddeen scored a superb half-century besides being sharp and decisive behind the stumps. The best part came when the 26-year-old gave absolutely everything to effect an acrobatic run-out to dismiss K Srinath. 

The right-handed batsman hogged the limelight when he scored 137 off 54 balls against Mumbai in a Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy fixture. RCB roped in the proven local talent for INR 20 lakh at the mini IPL auction that took place in Chennai in February.