The franchise is yet to win an IPL title
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a team which can be easily termed a tea that goes through the “conundrum of sports” – this team has produced some unbelievable performances and owns some mind-boggling IPL records, has also qualified for the IPL finals 3 times, yet they never managed to lay their hands on the coveted title for atleast once.
This franchise has a history of some of the greatest names in world cricket playing for them. Virat Kohli has now become the constant face of the Men In Red, and perhaps he shall stay with this team till his retirement.
3 players who will stand out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023
Here we shall discuss 3 such players who can and definitely have the ability to make it big for RCB. These 3 players might just possess the capabilities to end RCB’s IPL-title drought.
1. Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar had a dream run with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022. Getting to open to skipper Virat Kohli or at times even having to bat down the order, this 29-year-old always stood up with the bat when his team needed him the most. The right-handed batter will definitely be the go-to batter for RCB in IPL 2023 as well, as in the T20 format an explosive opener is what every team craves for, and Patidar has all the qualities of one. Who can forget his brilliant 100 off just 49 deliveries against the Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator of IPL 2022?
2. Harshal Patel
The wicket-taking exploits of Harshal Patel helped him win the Most Valuable Player award in IPL 2021, defying the expectations of many. While he wasn’t able to replicate the same form in IPL 2022, he remains a strong contender to win the award owing to his wicket-taking ability. The 32-year-old has the tendency of leaking those unwanted runs, but his big outswingers combined with pace have rattled the stumps behind batters and given them a massively tough time. In IPL 2023, RCB would want to bank on the right-handed seamer, especially in the death overs, to restrict opposition batters.
3. Wanindu Hasaranga
RCB’s most successful bowler in IPL 2022, Wanindu Hasaranga was arguably their best player last season. The Sri Lankan all-rounder filled the gap left by Yuzvendra Chahal with aplomb, picking up 26 wickets in only 16 matches. Hasaranga is also a miserly bowler who keeps things tight and bowls plenty of dot balls in addition to picking up wickets and is also a livewire on the field. He finished sixth on the MVP list last season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he finishes higher or even goes all the way and wins it in IPL 2023. The 25-year-old has the ability to deceive batters with spin bowling, so RCB would like to use of the most him during the powerplays in matches.