IPL 2018: Strengths and Weaknesses of Royal Challengers Bangalore

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2018, 07.57 PM(IST)

A file photo of Virat Kohli. Photograph:( Twitter )

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has believed in decking up power hitters and for the upcoming season also they have pooled in massive batting strength, here is a compilation of RCB's strength and weaknesses.

Strength:

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the core strength of RCB along with wonder kid of IPL, Sarfraz Khan. All three of them were retained before entering the auctions.

The arrival of Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, all-rounders like Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme and Corey Anderson will boost power hitting.

Also, Brendon McCullum will resolve the opener problem.

Experienced pacers like Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Tim Southee and Mohammad Siraj.

Spin department will be powered by Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali and Washington Sundar.

Availability of two wicketkeepers, Quinton de Kock and Parthiv Patel.

Addition of domestic stars Kulwant Khejroliya and Navdeep Saini.

The bench is very strong.

Weaknesses:

Most of the batsman has an experience of playing at top three positions so RCB lacks when it comes to middle order batting.

Here is the squad list of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Retained:
Virat Kohli (17 cr)
AB de Villiers (11 cr)
Sarfraz Khan (3 cr)

Purchased:
Brendon McCullum (3.6 cr), Chris Woakes (7.4 cr), Colin de Grandhomme (2.2 cr), Moeen Ali (1.7 cr), Quinton de Kock (2.8 cr), Umesh Yadav (4.2 cr), Yuzvendra Chahal (6 cr), Manan Vohra (1.1 cr), Kulwant Kejroliya (85 L), Aniket Choudhary (30 L), Navdeep Saini (3 cr), Murugan Ashwin (2.2 cr), Mandeep Singh (1.4 cr), Washington Sundar (3.2 cr), Pawan Negi (1 cr), Mohammad Siraj (2.6 cr), Nathan Coulter-Nile (2.2 cr), Anirudha Joshi (20L), Parthiv Patel (1.7 cr), Tim Southee (1 cr), Pavan Deshpande (20 L)

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