Royal Challengers is a team, which was touch unpredictable in the last few editions and sprung few surprises as much as agony and this edition, they would surely look up to avenge for their previous year misfiring. Passionate cricket fans, assured and rock solid coach in Ray Jennings and imperial still head in mentor of the team Anil Kumble the dream trio can surely weave magic even with this relatively new team.
Ray Jennings’s recently predicted that Virat Kohli could be the premier batsmen in the world in the next five years and it wasn’t surprising that the franchise choose to retain him in the auction he can help RCB to have on top of the IPL points table. An ultimate firebrand in the field and fire power with the bat, he is the legend in the making.
When you have a dependable and composed player like Daniel Vettori, as a captain of your team, its al most half the battle won for an exuberance performance in the field. Zaheer Khan was the most consistent medium pace bowler for more than a year now and his performance in the World cup will only add charm to their rage.
There have some interesting Indian picks for Royals in this IPL auction with the likes of Mohammad Kaif,Chateshwar Pujara who are quite a proven veterans in the domestic formats and would be keener to take this big stage to confute their critics.
Saurabh Tiwary, who rose to fame by his big hitting for Mumbai Indians, last year, has been snapped by the Royal Challengers for a huge price and it would be a challenge for him to don into their colors and paint the town Red.
You can’t expect peace when he is on the crease or on the field. It’s Dilshan for you and he will infuse a refreshing new flavor to this team. Ab De Villers batting can easily fit into any coaching manual and his caliber in the middle would come in handy for them and prove decisive as the tournament goes on.
Dirk nannes, Charl Langdeveldt strikes an impressive new ball pair, who can hamper any batsmen with their bustling pace and they are quite a proven affair in this format of the game.
Sreenath Aravind, Asad Pathan, Arun Karthick, Mayank Agarwal are the young cubs of Royal Challengers camp who will try to make a name out of this golden opportunity.
So everything points to a positive way forward for Royal Challengers and it would be nothing short of debacle, if they don’t strap the winning emblem.