The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a good mega auction as they got an opportunity to steal some good players at a cheap rate. Though they released their key players like Devdutt Padikkal and Yuzvendra Chahal, they have added Josh Hazlewood, Faf du Plessis to their squad.
The management has decided to retain Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and their key pacer Mohammed Siraj. As the franchise would look to clinch their first IPL title, we will take a look at their strongest XI.
3Middle-order – Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik
Shahbaz Ahmed is one of the underrated all-rounders in the domestic arena. He could pick up wickets with the ball and tonk the ball out of the park with the bat. He will be looking to make most of his opportunities in the upcoming season.
Glenn Maxwell was RCB’s star player last season as he was the highest run-scorer for his franchise. He was also retained by RCB for a whopping price of INR 11 crore. He will be having an extra role since AB de Villiers has retired from an IPL as well.
Dinesh Karthik is once again back to his former team. He is one of the experienced players in the league as he has played for multiple franchises. He will be taking the role of finishing responsibility and also don the gloves behind the stumps.