The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been one of the most celebrated teams of all time. Not many teams have a fanbase as big as the fanbase possessed by the Virat-led IPL Franchise. They have been managing to grab the headlines time and again. However despite having all the stalwarts and hype, the Bangalore-based franchise are yet to win their maiden title. Over the years, they have shown promise but failed to deliever.
RCB Dissapointed Again in IPL-2021
RCB not being able to live up to their hype and expectations has now become a norm. It also gets really saddening as well as irritating among the RCB fans. Take this season for example. Despite their flaws, RCB were exceptional. They made it to the playoffs and lost to KKR in what turned out to be a close encounter. The RCB captain Virat Kohli has already said that he won’t captain the franchise henceforth. So Should RCB go for the full-fledge change the next season?
Will Virat Kohli to contribute as the Batsman with RCB?
Although Virat Kohli won’t be containing RCB anymore, he did say that he would continue to play for the franchise. His loyalty towards the Bangalore-based franchise propels him to continue with the franchise. So what about the others? With the mega auctions coming up, the uncertainty over RCB’s composite of squad members remain uncertain. With Virat Kohli’s conformation to remain with the same franchise, he is definitely one player they are going to retain. He alongside AB De Villiers are the face of the franchise. ABD however had a poor run in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
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Besides, he doesn’t have age on his side. Nevertheless, one bad phase dosen’t change anything and everyone knows how destructive ABD is. Thus, he can be retained as well. However it is to be seen if RCB retain him for a huge amount like how he was retained in 2018. As the mega auction rules and player retention policies are still uncertain.
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Bangalore-based franchise wouldn’t know the players they can retain or get back in the auctions. Once RCB do, Chahal and Maxwell should definitely be on their radar. If RCB need to go for a full-fledge change, they’d first need to circle down a few player who can be the core of their new team.
Outside these 4, RCB can go all guns blazing in the auctions. Players like Devdutt Paddikal and Harshal Patel have been sensational for them but getting them both together seems a stretch. Thus, in order to ensure that this doesn’t haunt back, RCB need to keep their contingency plans at bay. They need to find playeds who perform the similar roles. Similarly they need a good captain as well. While they could either go for an overseas captain like David Warner or Steve Smith, they could also invest in a younger Indian player and make him the captain.
KL Rahul to return back with RCB?
If rumours are to be believed than KL Rahul is all set to part ways with the Punjab Kings. Thus, the Bangalore-based franchise can go for KL Rahul and make him their new captain. Last but not the least, their bowling needs to be good and thus, they need to save money in order to purchase quality bowlers who can perform on a consistent basis without getting injured. Thus, to conclude the question, yes the Bangalore based Franchise should go for a full-fledged change and invest a new team as they constantly have flaws in their side. Thus, to avoid that a complete overhaul barring a core can do wonders.
Edited By : Devansh Awasthi