Heard the famous song “Under pressure” – by Queen? Well that definitely seems to be the case with RCB. Pressure to fetch the trophy for once. Expectations of the fans, the owners, the players, the captain himself – Solution? RCB has to use this pressure to rise and not to burst.
For once RCB seems to have got it right team wise. If you look at the purchases RCB made in the recent auctions – Morris, Finch, Steyn, Udana, Phillipe, Deshpande, Shabaz – You see the trend? The management has concentrated on filling the gaps in bowling and opening batsman options. Smart! This reduces the famous dependence on Kohli and DeVilliers.
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Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 Squad Analysis :
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahamad, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa
A well balanced team in comparison to the previous years. Powerful opening batsmen allow Kohli to bat from his sweet spot. Good pace attack and spin bowlers take off the pressure from Chahal and Umesh. They are a little ahead in strength when compared to the previous RCB, there is a collective force which is so vital for a team to win. We predict a good chance of RCB reaching the top 4 in the points ranking table. Team selection is crucial.
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 STRENGTHS
- A Mighty batting line up : 3 strong opening batsmen to chose from : Finch, Kohli, AB De Villiers
- In form middle order batsmen, all-rounders : Moeen Aloi, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana
- Tremendously talented youngsters : Devdutt, Phillipe
- Masters of swing : Steyn, Morris, Saini
- Magic of spin : Chahal, Umesh, Sundar
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 WEAKNESSES
- AB De Villiers performance under pressure has been shaky
- Dale Steyn’s injuries are bothersome
- Siraj and Umesh have been dismal in the previous seasons, need to be more disciplined with the ball, their wayward bowling gives away runs
- Middle order is yet to set it’s record straight
- Bowling department carries an infamous past.
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 PREDICTION
The Team strength in all departments is in place. Now the onus is on them to play well. Kohli’s captaincy needs to don a new avatar. If this happens then RCB will reach the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 The KEY PLAYERS
Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Chahal, Zampa
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 Individual players analysis :
Virat Kohli – He is determined to score well in this IPL and hell bent on winning the championship.
AB DeVilliers – It is still a wonder with his talent why RCB could not win a final. This will be his last opportunity and he can do it.
Aaron Finch – The batsman in form – he will be the most important contributor as an opening batsman .
Moeen Ali – As a middle order batsman and an all-rounder, he is going to play a great role as a finisher, He has done it against Australia in the recent T20 series and he can repeat it.
Shivam Dube – A very promising middle order all-rounder, he will play most of the matches and show his talent.
Partiv Patel – Good enough to score 20 to 30 runs in addition to wicket keeping.
Phillipe – May not get many chances to replace Parthiv Patel.
Dale Steyn – The spearhead of the pace attack, but he has to keep himself fit for the crucial matches late in the tournament. Hence needs sufficient rest matches.
Umesh Yadav – The main bowler of RCB and will play most matches. If he bowls with a controlled length, he can control the run rate and bowl the death overs too.
Chris Morris – The 3rd important bowler, he is quite reliable as he puts in all his effort into his bowling.
Saini – A good bowler but tends to waver in length and leak runs.
Mohammad Siraj – has pace but no direction and no control. He was a big contributor for RCB losing 3 matches in IPL2019.
Y.Chahal – The best spinner ! And in addition, the in form Adam Zampa make the bowling unit very strong. They in combination can destroy any batting line up.
We also have young promising batsmen Gurukreet and Shabaz Ahmed.
Pavan Negi – A reasonably good all-rounder but sadly out of form. He may not get many matches to play.
Washington Sundar – A promising all-rounder who will deliver
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 The probable playing 11 for most matches :
- 1.Aaron Finch
- 2.Parthiv Patel
- 3.Virat Kohli
- 4.De Villers
- 5.Shivam Dube
- 6.Moin Ali
- 7.Chris Morris
- 8.Umesh Yadav
- 11.D.Steyn or Adam Zampa9(spinner or pace bowler choice)
Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) DREAM11 IPL 2020 The probable team for the First 2 matches :
- 1.Parthiv Patel
- 2.Shahbaz Ahmed or Gurkreet
- 3.Virat Kohli
- 4.De Villiers
- 5.Shivam Dube
- 6.Chris Morris
- 7.Umesh Yadav
- 10.Pavan Negi or Mhd.Siraj