Royal Challengers Bangalore Franchise
Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise is one of the Best Franchise in IPL.
After missing the recent Nidahas Trophy in Bangladesh, Kohli enters IPL 11 fresh and raring to go. First on his agenda will be to move RCB up the rankings and put behind them a dismal last season, and if he continues to bat the way he has over the last year it will spell plenty of trouble for opposing bowlers.
Strengths: Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock make for a superb top four. With the addition of Washington Sundar, who was Player of the Series in India’s Nidahas Trophy win, there is a very fine spin bowling partner for Yuzvendra Chahal.
Weaknesses: As always there will be focus on how the pace bowlers fare, which puts Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Kulwant Khejroliya under the microscope.
Prediction: If the batting clicks to its potential – imagine what McCullum, de Kock, Kohli and de Villiers can do – and the pace bowlers fire collectively, the pressure will be eased on the formidable pair of Chahal and Sundar. It is the bowling that will decide where they end up on the points table, and not having serious domestic backup for Umesh could be pivotal. RCB need their bowling to last the distance, otherwise the knockouts are a tough shot.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad