Royal Challengers Bangalore will begin their campaign on March 28 as they will take on Punjab Kings in the third game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
A lot had happened in RCB unit post the IPL 2021 season. Virat Kohli ventured down as captain while AB de Villiers has called it quits from all forms of the game.
This means that he will no longer play for Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB franchise retained Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Other than that, they have reserved in best players at the mega auction. They marked two previous CSK players including the likes of Faf du Plessis and Josh Hazlewood.
Faf du Plessis will be leading Royal Challengers Bangalore from the front. Meanwhile, RCB were dealt with a big blow as two Australian players are set to miss the first few games of the IPL.
The likes of Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood are set to miss the starting few games for Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is indeed a big blow for the franchise.
IPL 2022: Maxwell and Hazlewood to miss first few games of IPL
According to ESPNCricinfo, Maxwell is set to miss at least first 2 games of the upcoming season. On the other hand, pacer Josh Hazlewood is set to miss the first 3 matches for RCB in this IPL 2022.
Josh Hazlewood’s unavailability is subject to their selection for the limited-overs series against Pakistan. Australia and Pakistan are busy playing the third and final Test match in Lahore.