Star Wars 2018, SRH vs RCB: Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs AB de Villiers

The form of these individuals will have a big say in which team comes out on top on Monday.

Both these players recently made a return to the line-ups of their respective teams after being out of action. Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed four games for Sunrisers Hyderabad through back injury, whereas the talismanic AB de Villiers sat out two Royal Challengers Bangalore matches through illness.

And on their return on Saturday, both Kumar and de Villiers had average outings. While the Indian seamer produced figures of 0/33 off his four overs in the win over Delhi Daredevils, the South African was stumped for 1 in the heavy defeat against Chennai Super Kings.

Their respective sides will be hoping that the individuals reproduce their form in the first half of the season before they were sidelined. Kumar snapped up six wickets with an economy rate of 6.89 from his first four matches. De Villiers had three fifties to his name, racking up 280 runs at a strike-rate of 184.

The form of these individuals will have a big say in which team comes out on top on Monday.

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