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IPL 2021: Parthiv Patel believes RCB erred in not retaining Moeen Ali

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Parthiv Patel believes Royal Challengers Bangalore made a mistake by not keeping England versatile Moeen Ali before IPL 2021.

The eight IPL franchises will play on neutral venues in the next edition of the T20 tournament. The Gardens of Eden will host the last five league matches of the RCB. Notably, the land in Kolkata generally helps the spinners.

Parthiv Patel believes that as RCB expected to play their home games at Chinnaswamy, they decided not to keep Ali.

“I think there were a lot of questions that needed to be answered at the auction, but I don’t think they answered those questions. Just because they weren’t expecting them to be. it sort of Bangalore. Therefore, Moeen Ali is gone (from Si Moeen Ali was there, it would have been a completely different XI. And a player can actually change the lineup of the XI, “Patel said on Gameplan. Star Sports.

Moeen Ali will instead ply his trade for the Chennai Super Kings in the next edition of the IPL. The team led by MS Dhoni secured the versatile services for ₹ 7 crore in the 2021 IPL auction.

Moeen Ali’s IPL career at a glance

IPL 2021 will be Moeen Ali’s fourth campaign in the cash-rich league. Last season, the English off-spinner only played three games for RCB, who finished fourth. Ali hasn’t had a significant impact in any of the three matches he’s played.

Overall, Moeen Ali has played 19 games in the IPL, amassing 309 points at an average of 20.6, while his striking rate is an impressive 158.46. He also has three fifties to his name. On the bowling front, the 33-year-old picked up 10 wickets for a savings of 7.13.

The all-rounder has been a constant feature of the White Ball setup in England over the past few years. It remains to be seen whether RCB’s decision to part ways with the Englishman will cost the Bengaluru-based franchise in IPL 2021.

Posted on Apr 02, 2021, 12:22 PM

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