The captaincy for the Royal Challengers Bangalore is one thing to ponder upon for every IPL fan. After Virat decided to step down from the captaincy role in IPL 2022, there is a big void that is left to fill. However, the IPL 2022 Mega Auction will provide several options for RCB Captaincy. RCB has failed to get their hands on the trophy for many years now and Mike Hesson will be willing to change the same. This can be done by selecting an experienced leader. Here is a look at the available options:
Top Picks as RCB Captaincy Options:
The top pick in the IPL Auction for any team is Shreyas Iyer. Iyer has previously had the lead role for the Delhi Capitals. Shreyas has worked with the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting, and Mohammad Kaif. Being with such individuals has improved his critical thinking abilities and leadership skills too. He was successful with the Capitals, taking them to the IPL final. Being Indian gives him an added advantage. Moreover, Iyer can adjust himself in any batting order. He has the experience of opening the batting too. Iyer can certainly take up RCB Captaincy.
David Warner is option for RCB Captaincy:
The “Pocket Size Dynamo” from Australia is a top captaincy choice. David Warner had a horrible season last year, but his performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 speaks volumes of his abilities. David Warner has won an IPL trophy for the Sunrisers Hyderabad back in 2016. Sunrisers Hyderabad enjoyed a good reign under the leadership of Warner. Warner has taken up leadership roles for the Australian National team as well. To manage personalities such as Virat Kohli, you need a mentally strong individual and Warner is one such guy.
Outside Chance of RCB Captaincy:
Shikhar Dhawan/Steve Smith:
Shikhar Dhawan or Steve Smith are veterans of the game. Both the players have been playing for quite some time and can take up the leadership duty. Virat Kohli shares a good rapport with Shikhar as well. Steve Smith has previously managed similar personalities like Kohli and can deal with the likes of Maxi. Both of them are at a perfect age as well.
Jason Holder has been working with strong personalities in the West Indies team. Under his leadership Windies, cricket has been blooming and growing. Jason Holder has managed the likes of Kieron Pollard, Dre Russ, and Sunil Narine. Under the guidance of Mike Hesson, Holder can be an asset for RCB. He can bat number 7 and can assure you 4 good overs.
Manish Pandey has been associated with Virat Kohli since their under-19 days. The boys have worked and grown together. To manage youngsters like Siraj, Pandey is a good option for RCB Captaincy. Manish Pandey has improved the level of the Karnataka Cricket. Karnataka has given India gems like Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Prasidh Krishna, Karun Nair, and Devdutt Padikkal. All of the above-mentioned players have grown under the guidance of Manish Pandey.
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