There seems to be a misconception among many about the role of a finisher. A finisher is not a dasher from the very outset but rather someone who can stay at the wicket and rotate the strike. A finisher is usually someone with a very calm mind and is astute while they are at the crease. Former greats like Miandad, Ranatunga, Klusener, and Bevan placed great emphasis on taking singles and placing between the gaps, they would frustrate the opponents by scoring boundaries by deft touches and try to farm the strike as much as possible. They are experts in damage control and disaster recovery. The best finishers in world cricket today are Mike Hussey, Dhoni, Eoin Morgan, Yuvraj, and Misbah Ul Haq. All of them have one thing in common and that is to stay at the crease and take the match as close as possible to a victory even if it means going for the big shots against the best bowlers in the death overs.
Team RCB are blessed with four great batsmen who will be able to play the role of a finisher. They are none other than Gayle, Kohli, A.B DeVilliers and Dilshan. Once Gayle gets his eye in, then the game is finished for the opponents but the one drawback is that Gayle almost always opens. Kohli does not give up easily and can stay in as long as possible but he needs to bat up the order. The real finishers in the team are A.B.D and Dilshan. They are both capable of walking in after the fall of 2-3 wickets within the fourth over and rescue the team or come in during the 16th over and hammer the bowlers. Hence, the crucial batting positions of Number 5 and 6 should go to A.B and Dilshan.
The team should probably comprise of:
Mayank or Pujara