Apparently one of the worst campaigns crusades for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their history, they discovered it incredibly troublesome in the first half of the season to get a few. They totally lost control of what was happening and required some favorable luck to go their way, just to lift the spirits and help them discover a way once more.
After registering their first win against Kings XI Punjab, they managed to pile up three additional successes in their next four games. However, a debilitating thrashing to the Delhi Capitals (DC) disregarded the fervor their shoulders, which currently keeps them at the base of the table with eight points from 12 games.
Although there is a very slender opportunity for them to qualify, they wouldn’t have any desire to lose hope and will attempt their best to remain in dispute. Having said that, their net run rate is horrendous, which will not help their cause. We can expect RCB to play some free-flowing cricket in the remaining league games in a bid to finish the season on a positive note.
Openers – Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli
Parthiv Patel has persevered through a troublesome couple of weeks as he needed to deal with an individual catastrophe but then perform on the field for his side. He has done nothing terrible this season, scoring some significant keeps running at essential junctures, yet his performances were not good enough for RCB to muster something good.
The captain Virat Kohli has a lot of runs to his name this season, only the manner in which he does each season. It scarcely comes as a surprise to see him among the runs, yet what RCB fans anticipate from him is to accomplish better outcomes as a captain, which he hasn’t since the memorable 2016 season where they reached the finals.
Middle Order – AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh
AB de Villiers has scored more than 400 runs this season but then fans are not totally upbeat. All things considered, that is simply the standard he set throughout the years with his explosive batting. His South African companion Heinrich Klaasen will go with him in the middle order, who didn’t get enough chances yet to prove his worth.
Shivam Dube got a game a few days ago and struck some lusty blows. He certainly can hit the hotshots however needs some self-restraint to get a big knock. Gurkeerat Mann got a spot in the XI after a long period of time and the Punjab cricketer brings great IPL experience to the table.
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis has been contributing in bits and pieces with the bat and ball up to this point. He got hammered with the ball on occasions but has been showing glimpses of his destructive nature with the willow. Stoinis will want to get a big score to his name
Bowlers – Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Their bowling assault doesn’t flaunt any huge names excepting Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been marvelous in their dismal season. Umesh Yadav failed to replicate his new ball heroics from the previous season, which has come at a huge cost for the RCB contingent. Kulwant Khejroliya is likely to take up Yadav’s place.
Washington Sundar’s addition is a huge bonus for the side. He is known to tidy up things and control the run-flow, which is a pivotal quality to possess on grounds like Chinnaswamy. Perhaps their most impressive quick bowler Navdeep Saini needs some more wickets in the remaining games to finish on a strong note and make an impression on the selectors.