Royal Challengers Bengaluru have been one of the most formidable teams in IPL over the years. However, they are yet to win the IPL. They have played the IPL finals three times (2009, 2011,2016) but lost all three. This year the way have they have retained their players speaks volumes about their intentions to earn the title. With auctions just around the corner, it gets even more interesting. Here are the top 5 reasons why RCB should win the IPL 2021.
5: The ‘Josh Philippe’ factor-
The 10th edition of BBL is a testament to what Josh can bring to the side. He amassed 508 runs with a mighty strike-rate of 149.41 and played a quintessential role in winning the second consecutive title for Sydney Sixers. We can even expect him to open the innings for RCB
4: The pace duo of Saini and Siraj-
Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj would be restless to lead the pace attack of RCB in this year’s IPL. The duo has been in fine form, and they have accumulated a good amount of experience in IPL.
3: The spin attack of Sundar and Chahal-
Washington Sundar has proved his mettle consistently over the years. The straight arm spinner doesn’t leak many runs and builds pressure on the opponents. Chahal utilizes his loopy deliveries and chips in with wickets every time RCB needs it. They are going to make it hard for the other teams to score in the middle overs.
2: Devdutt Padikkal-
Devdutt Padikkal had an excellent debut season with RCB, and he is perhaps the most exciting prospect for them this year to score big runs. He continued his fine form with the bat in the domestic season as well.
1: Leadership of Virat Kohli-
Cricket gurus over the globe might say Kohli can not lead in the shortest form of the game but he has been consistent with what he wants from his team. With AB De Villiers along his side, the duo brings the greatest middle-order you can imagine in T20 cricket. RCB will put all of what they got to get their hands on this year’s trophy.