As of now RCB has three areas to address and if they do that quickly they will become strong contenders for this years title.
1) Need a consistant and reliable Indian player to open with Gayle. As rightly said Mayank Agarwal is not a dependable option. At the most he can play a quick fire innings of 20 or 30 runs and then throw away his wicket. In crunch matches this can be fatal. The options that we have now is Pujara and Sohal. Pujara will return only in the last week of April and that means we can try out Sohal for the opening slot. Once Pujara returns he should be the one opening in all matches
2)The other weak area is the number 6 slot in the batting line up. We have already tried Karun Nair and Agarwal at that position and they have proved to be utter failures. The need of the hour is a strong Indian batsman who can score quickly in the slog overs if we have a batting collapse. We have tried L Rahul in that position in the last match against KKR but he didnt get a chance to bat and I am not sure how good a player he is? The other options that RCB has is Tiwary, Sheldon Jackson or in a worst case scenario play a foreign allrounder (Mcdonald or Barnwell) and that means we have to compromise on a foreign bowler (Murali, Vettori or Rampaul). So in the next few matches RCB needs to try L Rahul, Tiwary and Jackson and see who can fill that slot for the playoffs.
3) The third weak area for RCB is the bowling inconsistency especially in the death overs. They made good improvement in the last match against KKR as far as bowling in death overs is concerned. But there is a question mark over the form of Vinay Kumar who continue to leak runs. We need to quickly identify a couple of bowlers who can be effective in the death overs. In the coming matches we need to try out the other bowlers that we have especially Pankaj Singh, Ravi Rampaul and even Zaheer Khan if he is fit.