Last year's runners-up Bangalore, who have some quality international players, are struggling in this edition. They are currently at the bottom of the points table in the cash-rich league.
"Disappointed to be missing the match tonight for RCB, due to injury. Good luck to @imVkohli and the team. Lets go @RCBTweets !!" de Villiers wrote on his Twitter handle.
The RCB are currently languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table with a solitary win from their five outings.
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