IPL 7: The making of an explosive RCB season
We witnessed the Gaylestorm, we saw the AB innovation and we loved the Kohli aggression. As we now await the seventh IPL season with much anticipation, RCB is all set to experience the magic of three P's – Power, Passion and of course, the Players!
In the presence of Gayle, de Villiers and Kohli, RCB was already a force to reckon with in the past IPL editions. But with the addition of another power-packed performer in Yuvraj Singh, the team is only going from strength to strength. At RCB, Yuvi will get enormous freedom to express himself freely. His mere presence in the batting line-up sends shivers down the bowler's spine and with like-minded batsmen like Gayle for company, things are only going to get better for the team, and worse for the opponents. Top it up with an explosive all-rounder in the form of Albie Morkel, a promising young batsman in Nic Maddinson and the U19 champ, Vijay Zol!
The bowling department is where RCB's gamble lies. While Rampaul and Murali have been a part of the team earlier, another crop of young and exciting bowlers has found place in the squad this time. Mitchell Starc, Varun Aaron and Ashok Dinda will have important roles to play in the team's success, also simultaneously guiding the younger lot who is yet to get a taste of international cricket. A perfect mix of youth and experience is what gives this side an extra edge over other teams.
For six long seasons, it has been a case of 'so near yet so far' for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have time and again showed what they're capable of. However, the elusive trophy still remains an unfulfilled dream. Here's hoping for a fabulous and hugely successful seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
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