They have a wonderful team with a batting lineup led by the pyrotactician Chris Gayle and a solid middle order comprising of Virat Kohli , Ab de Villiers and the explosive Daniel christian/Moises Henriques. The spin dept. looks good to with legends dan vettori and muralitharan. The addition of murali karthik enables experience to the team. Come to the pace dept., there is a lot to choose from with vinay,zak,jaydev,pankaj,sandeep,mithun,aravind,parameswaran,harshal and rp singh.
Bowling at the slog overs, has always been a concern. Although the have tried rectifying it with good buys, one can only hope that the out-of form RP singh and vinay kumar(returning from injury) spearhead the bowling attack.The devastating form of Saurabh Tiwary has to be addressed properly and one can only hope he does will for rcb, this time around.
However the main cause of worry could be the loss of our very own think-tank Anil Kumble. Kumble has always been the reason for Rcb’s success even while leading the side, to being an anyalist. We will miss him at a time when we need him most need him.
This season Virat will be captaining rcb. The team will miss a lot of experience at the middle from dan vettori and zak , since they are likely to be sidelined this season.
The addition of murali karthik and Rp singh however will serve the experience for the team. Murali karthik can lead the spin attack with Muralitharan,while Rp singh can spearhead the bowling in the absence of Zaheer Khan.. considering all this the best playing 11 would be
4.Ab de Villiers
6.Daniel Christian/ Moises Henriques
7.Sheldon Jackson/Saurabh Tiwary
However since AB won’t be available for the first 2 matches and pujara for the first 4 matches,the team in their abscence should be
THE ABOVE TWO TEAMS HAS PERFECT BALANCE OF SPIN,PACE AND A GOOD MIDDLE-ORDER AND FIERY OPENING PAIR.
HOWEVER MOST OF YOU MIGHT SUGGEST PLAYING BOTH ALL-ROUNDERS. WE COULD DO THIS ONLY FOR THE FIRST 2 MATCHES IN THE ABSENCE OF AB DE VILLIERS.
It is important to play Muralitharan for all 15 matches(except chennai match) and yes even in the bangalore pitch. He is a very effective bowler with experience and adds balance to the team.
However of the other all-rounder we can play either Christian or Henriques, depending on who is in good form…In the absence of AB the 4 foreigners are,
And in the presence of Ab
ALTHOUGH DILSHAN IS IN GOOD FORM, I THINK WE CAN’T PLAY 2 FOREIGN PLAYERS TO OPEN, SO UNFORTUNATELY DILSHAN HAS TO MISS OUT!