Bangalore: Led by none other Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the favourites to win the cup as per betting pundits. Virat Kohli has been in the best form of his career and is coming straight from an amazing world cup. The two-time T20 World Cup Man of the Tournament has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders as RCB being an amazing team on paper, have failed up to finish off the tournament well.
Kohli is going to be the key for their success as his aggressive approach to the game makes the opponent feel helpless. Virat has proven to be a successful captain and is most likely to replace MS Dhoni when the right time comes. Kohli has already scored 3000+ runs in 123 matches at an average of 32.67 and has just missed a single match since the first edition. After being called the greatest of all times by legends of the game, he has been put up with a lot of responsibility and expectations as it is not easy to hold off the tag which he has been given.
Bangalore has one of the best batting lineups of the tournament. With Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers being their top four batsman, they just need one out of the four to click and win them the game. Chris Gayle has scored 3000+ runs in 82 matches at an average of 46.36. The Bengaluru crowd would remember the 175 he scored against Pune at Chinnayswami Stadium which has been one of the best innings in the world.
Shane Watson who recently retired from international cricket would look to bring in the tons of experience he has in T20 cricket. Samuel Badree and Mitchell Starc lead the charge in their bowling. Only one of the two will be able to play due to the rules as per which only four foreign players are allowed to play in the playing eleven. Samuel Badree who was the best bowler for West Indies Cricket team in the recently concluded cricket world cup is currently the number one bowler in world cricket. Being already part of the winning team, he would be very confident and would look to demolish the oppositions batting side.
Youngsters like Sarfaraz Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaron, Mandeep Singh and Kedar Jadhav bring in a lot of support for the explosive batting line up at the top. The youngsters would look to get some inspiration and play with some of the legends of the game.
To catch up with the exciting live action, tickets are available on BookMyShow for IPL 2016. Royal Challengers Bangalore look like a determined side with an explosive batting line-up with some supportive bowlers too. They will surely be eyeing the cup and would want to remain the favourites for the rest of the tournament too.