IPL 2020: RCB will wait for 13 years now, will the fate of the team change with the arrival of Morris and Finch?
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are still not performing to their best in the Indian Premier League, have tried to solve their problems
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are still not performing to their best in the Indian Premier League, have tried to solve their problems by buying Chris Morris and Aaron Finch, but it remains to be seen how effective the bet will be.
Kohli’s current team, the most balanced team since 2016, reached the final for the third time, but lost again. RCB has spent Rs 100 crore on South African bowling all-rounder Chris Morris and the management will expect tough bowling in over overs as well as low-order offensive batting.
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RCB’s batting has relied on Kohli and AB de Villiers since the departure of Chris Gayle in 2013, but the pressure will ease with the arrival of limited-overs captain Aaron Finch. Kohli can now open the innings with Finch or go down to number three. In such a situation, Parthiv Patel or Angel Padikkal will start the innings with him.
If the star players don’t work, youngsters like Gurukirat Singh Mann and Shivam Dubey will be responsible. Maurice is also down the line with Maurice. Ali and leg-spinner Adam Jampa will be among the bowlers. Among the spinners are Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar. Among the fast bowlers are Morris, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj.
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The coaching staff is also new, including Mike Hewson and Simon Katich. RCB fans will pray that their 13-year wait will end this time. RCB will play their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 21.
Team: Aaron Finch, Angel Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkirat Mann, Shivam Dubey, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Jampa, Ali, Philip, Pawan Negi, Pawan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.