13 years and no IPL trophy. The Royal Challengers Bangalore is without doubt one of the 3 groups some of the authentic 8 franchises to have no longer gained the IPL identify. RCB got here shut on two separate events – in 2009 and 2016, after they reached the overall, however stumbled on the ultimate hurdle. After bagging the wood spoon two times in 3 years – 2017 and 2019, whilst completing 7th in 2018, RCB post advanced presentations in 2020 and 2021, achieving the Playoffs most effective to get knocked out.
As their IPL 2021 marketing campaign got here to an finish on Monday night with a four-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, fanatics are left questioning what is subsequent for RCB. The largest query heading into subsequent 12 months’s IPL is what is going to the composition of the squad seem like for IPL 2022. With a mega IPL public sale covered up someday in December, RCB, like any different groups, is predicted to go through an overhaul as most effective 3 gamers are allowed to be retained.
Former India batsman and KKR captain Gautam Gambhir used to be requested whether or not RCB would retain the trio of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal for the following version of the IPL. In an ESPNCricinfo display referred to as ‘Haan ya Na’ (Sure or No), the place the narrators ask the professionals sure questions and they have got to respond to, Gambhir replied: “Sure, I’d simply wish to upload that between Harshal Patel and Chahal, one can also be picked. So, it is as much as them whether or not they wish to pick out both Chahal or Harshal.”
Gambhir weighed in on the potential for RCB being AB de Villiers in 2022. The previous South Africa captain scored over 300 runs from 15 video games, however returned deficient numbers within the UAE-leg. Requested concerning the probabilities of RCB no longer conserving de Villiers for subsequent IPL, Gambhir stated: “Sure, as a result of I feel they are going to retain Glenn Maxwell since he’s the long run, and AB de Villiers isn’t.”
The previous batsman identified that Virat Kohli’s announcement to step down as RCB captain at the first day of the UAE-leg will have distracted the gamers from functioning at their perfect. Gambhir added that with RCB acting smartly within the India leg, Kohli will have behind schedule the announcement, most likely booking it till the tip of the event.
“I suppose the timing wasn’t proper. If he needed to surrender as captain, he will have accomplished that even after the event. He used to be on this scenario, the place it wasn’t like RCB used to be no longer able to qualify. They had been just about in so I consider that had he resigned after the event, it could had been higher,” he stated.