IPL 2017: AB de Villiers could return for Royal Challengers Bangalore for KKR clash
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be bolstered by the return of star batsman AB de Villiers in their IPL clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata on Sunday.
Kolkata: Royal Challengers Bangalore will be bolstered by the return of star batsman AB de Villiers in their IPL clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata on Sunday.
"I think he is okay," Royal Challengers leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said at the match-eve news conference on Saturday.
The South African was seen at the practice, coming ahead of skipper Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, who joined the team in the second-half of their session.
If de Villiers returns, Travis Head will have to sit out.
De Villiers, who had already missed the first two matches of the season with a back injury, had a recurring back trouble that forced him to sit out of their previous match against Gujarat Lions.
In de Villiers' absence, Kohli returned to open with Gayle and they put together a 122-run opening stand to post the season-high 213/2 en route a 21-run win over the Lions.
India vs Sri Lanka: All-round visitors thrash Islanders by seven wickets in first ODI; take 1-0 series lead
On a track that offered slow turn, the inexperienced Sri Lankan batters splurged like millionaires, throwing away one wicket after another but still managed to get 262 for nine, which wasn't going to be enough against India's batting might.
India will look to settle down on their first-choice spinners on the Sri Lanka tour as T20 World Cup fast approaches.
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