ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

After a long wait, of almost 6 months, a delayed season of the Indian Premier League is finally set to commence on September 19. With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League being held in the UAE, The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have played the finals of the IPL on three occasions but have never crossed the last hurdle. They finished 8th last season and will be looking to put up a better performance this time around. Indian Premier League’s high
profile team Royal Challengers Bangalore players will be the favorite in the IPL season once again just like previous editions. Virat Kohli lead RCB has never won the prestigious twenty20 league though the team succeeds to reach in the three finals since the tournament’s inception in 2008.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has appeared the IPL finals of 2009, 2011, and 2016 but failed to touch the final line and win the cup. But this could be Challengers year as the RCB(Royal Challengers Bangalore) players has got everything that makes them champion this season.

Bangalore has got 4th most expensive squad among all 8 teams in IPL T20. There are 18 international cricketers in the RCB squad this edition and this will be an advantage for them in a highly competitive tournament like the Indian Premier League.

11 of the last 12 IPL champions have had at least 15 players who played at the international level. And Bangalore has got 18 international cricketers in the roster that is also a good sign for them to become winners of this edition. you can get more such updates in cricdaddy ipl latest news and cricdaddy iplT20 live score section.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE PLAYERS

NAVDEEP SAINI

PARTHIV PATEL

PAWAN NEGI

SHIVAM DUBE

UMESH YADAV

WASHINGTON SUNDAR

YUZVENDRA CHAHAL

PAVAN DESHPANDE

DALE STEYN

AARON FINCH

CHRIS MORRIS

JOSH PHILIPPE

KANE RICHARDSON

SHAHBAZ AHAMAD

ISURU UDANA

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE CAPTAIN

The Indian Cricket Team’s Captain, popularly known as the Run Machine, Virat Kohli’s ability and hunger to score daddy hundreds has taken the cricket world by storm. Ranked No. 1 in ODIs, No.2 in Test cricket and No.3 in T20Is is a testimony of how the stylist top-order batsman has evolved over the years.

The flamboyant cricketer was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and since then there has been no looking back for King Kohli. He is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field. In 2008, Kohli was inducted in the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013. In the year 2016, he sat atop on the leading run-scorers list, thereby donning the Orange Cap at the end of the ninth edition of the league. The highest-paid cricketer in IPL, Virat Kohli was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction and will continue to lead his side

Support Staff: Simon Katich (head coach), Mike Hesson (Team director), Sridharan Sriram (batting and spin bowling coach), Adam Griffith (Fast bowling coach), Strength and Conditioning Coach: Shanker Basu.

RCB's PREDICTED PLAYING XI FOR IPLT20

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Strengths: Like every season, they have a gun batting line-up and with the addition of Finch who also captains Australia in the limited overs format and Aussie talent Joshua Philippe, their top order has been strengthened to the maximum. Virat Kohli, the best batsman in the world right now and De Villiers will play a crucial role as batsmen in their team’s success. To add to that, Moeen Ali, Dube and Chris Morris can play with a good strike-rate down the order.

Weaknesses : Their death bowling has suffered over the years and their major focus will remain on it. Yadav and Siraj have proven to be uneconomical in the past and with Steyn’s uncertainty related to his fitness they only have Morris to depend on and Saini to an extent.

Player to watch out for :
Devdutt Padikkal: The karnataka opener became the first player to cross 1000 runs in the 2019-20 domestic season. He was the highest run-scorer for his side across all formats in the same season as well as the overall highest run-getter in the T20 and 50-over competition.
Trivia: Padikkal scored the most number of sixes (33) in the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.

Team combination and probable XI :
According to a few rumors, De Villiers is willing to play as a wicketkeeper-batsman for RCB. He has been reluctant to play that role in the past. This could mean that Parthiv, who also opened the innings last season might have to sit out.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE PREDICTIONS AND SCHEDULE

Virat said that his team has never felt this calm going into a season before and the fan sentiment believes that this IPL could be different for them. It would be a gamble to say that they’d end up in the top 4. But the gut feeling says so!

The likes of Kohli, AB de Villiers and Finch in their ranks, RCB have fire power in their batting. However, overall they do look a little lean in the specialist batting department.

The batting big guns will have to do much of the heavy lifting, while the all-rounders and specialist bowlers will have to be at their best to make it to the playoffs and then beat the heavyweights to try and win their maiden IPL title.

The 13th edition of the IPL, which begins on September 19, will be held in a bio-secure environment behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. RCB will open their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 21.

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