It’s that time of the year when fans eagerly await — to see their favourite stars in action during the most buzzing sporting event of the Indian sporting history. Yes, we are talking about the Indian Premier League (IPL), an event which is nothing less than a festival of cricket.
This will be the 13th edition of the tournament. As the tournament is hardly less than three weeks away, teams, as well as the franchisees, will be geared up in terms of preparations from now on.
Besides, the team management of every team will be busy in terms of picking the combinations as per the opposition’s strengths. One team that will be in focus is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The Virat Kohli-led side finished at the bottom of the table last year and coach Simon Katich will be hoping his side to go all the way. The team’s all-round performance will be in focus in this year’s edition.
Since IPL’s inception RCB hasn’t won the tournament but this time Kohli’s side will be optimistic about his team’s chances.
RCB has got a blend of youth and experience. Looking at the depth of the squad RCB has got some solid performers including the Indian domestic players.
The team has got the right balance but it will depend on the kind of combinations Kohli and Katich opt for keeping in mind the opposition’s game.
RCB has got some fine match-winners in the dugout who can help the side end the title drought. These players have won many games in the past with some power-packed performances with their individual brilliance and this time too they will be in the spotlight.
In this piece, we are about to discuss 3 players who can help RCB win the IPL.
We take a look at three such players who can win the IPL 2020 trophy for RCB.
The skipper will be expected to take charge of the batting along with AB De Villiers. Kohli will be hoping his side puts up a fine show and end the title drought. When it comes to chasing a big total Kohli can pace his innings well.
Whether it is white-ball cricket (T20 & One Day Cricket) or Test cricket Kohli has always showcased how to build an inning.
The 31-year-old is strong on both sides of the wicket and can split the gaps superbly with his elegant cover drives and classical flicks. Kohli is equally sharp while playing on bouncy wickets and can make adjustments in his batting as per the nature of the wicket.
Kohli can be an intelligent operator while running between the wickets and has this knack of picking the gaps in the field cleverly during the run of play.
The skipper can change the outcome of a game with his attacking style of play and his form will be crucial for the RCB. Kohli can be a big influence for any franchise he plays for and RCB are lucky to have him.
Kohli has scored 2689 runs in 77 T20I with a strike rate of 137.4. He has registered 24 half-centuries in T20I.
Kohli has scored 5412 runs in 177 IPL games with a strike rate of 131.61. He has 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries to his name in his IPL career.