De Villiers to lead RCB if Kohli unavailable

AB de Villiers will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore if Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury for the IPL opener next week against Sunrisers Hyderabad. According to Daniel Vettori, Royal Challengers' head coach, Kohli will join the squad on April 2 and then reassess a date of return with the team's medical staff.

After India won the series against Australia 2-1 in Dharamasala, Kohli had said he was not 100% fit yet, and was waiting for a final word from the Indian team physiotherapist.

Vettori said there was no "clear picture" on Kohli's return date.

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