Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and right-arm fast-medium bowler Mohammed Siraj have joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) training camp ahead of the 14th edition of the IPL. The Bangalore-based franchise is currently lodged in Chennai, with their quarantine coming to an end on the 29th of March.
RCB finished in fourth place last season after a humbling defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator. The Virat Kohli-led side will be starting off their IPL 2021 campaign against the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, on the 9th of April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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Both Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Siraj have been with the Indian team for the past few months.
While Chahal has featured in the white-ball format, Siraj made a niche for himself in the Test side with some splendid performances Down Under, finishing as the leading wicket-taker for India. He was equally impressive in the two Test matches he played at home against England, picking up wickets when the team needed him to.
Here is the video which RCB released after the two stars joined them.
How does the RCB bowling stack up ahead of the IPL 2021?
Despite finishing in fourth place last season, RCB's death bowling came back to haunt them yet again at the business end of the tournament, which prompted the team to make some crucial buys at the auction.
Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal have grown in confidence.
All three of them made their debut at the Gabba back in January, where they emerged as heroes in India's historic win. They will be hoping to produce similar performances for RCB, who also have the likes of Kane Richardson and Harshal Patel in their ranks.
The Bangalore-based franchise also broke the bank for Kyle Jamieson, who was the most expensive buy in the IPL auction after Chris Morris.
The franchise will hope that the lanky New Zealand bowler produces good enough performances to help them go all the way.