After 11 years of the IPL, it is surely a difficult task to continue being a fan of the RCB. The team, despite being exceptional in all fields, has failed to pick up the trophy even a single time in the IPL.
However, after the IPL 2019 auctions, it looks like the team has finally found what they were looking for. With a subtle twist to their auction strategy, the RCB management may have secured what could be the best team in the IPL 2019. Focussing on the bowlers as well this year, the team strategized properly to perfectly secure every player that they wanted. Here are a few reasons why the Royal Challengers Bangalore may finally life the IPL 2019 trophy.
A Legendary Support Staff
With the appointment of Gary Kirsten as the batting coach and mentor, and Ashish Nehra as the head coach, RCB can surely look to bridge the gap between the two facets of the team, and make them work together, just like a well- oiled machine.
There is an interesting mix of both old and new players in the team this year, and if combinations work correctly, they can be the X-Factor that the team desperately needs to win the tournament. Every T20 team aspires to have a wrist spinner on their side, and with Yuzvendra Chahal, RCB already has the best. Furthermore, in addition to the veterans like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, newcomers like Shivam Dube and Devdutt Padikkal could also be a surprise package.
Batting has never been an issue for RCB, as they have always been quite ruthless on the pitch. This time around, they have an interesting mix of both foreigners and Indian batsmen on their team, and the batting side looks as solid as ever.
With a variety of bowling styles in their mix this time around, RCB surely looks different than they did last year. Their biggest weakness was that despite their impressive batting line- up, they did not have the bowlers to match the requirements of the game. However, with spinners like Chahal and Sundar, and Southee, Umesh, and Siraj as fast bowlers, their bowling department finally seems to match up to their batting prowess.
Undeniably one of the greatest players in the game of cricket, the addition of Virat Kohli in any team is an obvious added advantage. However, the trophy of the IPL has remained elusive to him so far. However, Kohli has matured a lot as a captain, as was portrayed in the recently concluded series against Australia. Kohli is currently riding a high in his career, and it is time that he wins the IPL trophy, securing another feather in his already distinguished cap.