IPL 2021: 3 big reasons why Virat Kohli’s RCB can win their maiden IPL title in UAE – Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli will look to end his team’s 13 years drought of Indian Premier League title in IPL 2021. Phase 2 of the cash-rich league will kick start on September 19 in Dubai. RCB is ranked third in the points table after five wins in seven games.
Kohli & Co had a dream run in the first phase of the IPL 2021 where they won three games on the trot to start the season then they faced a heartbreaking defeat against Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings. However, these two defeats were just a bad day at the office for RCB as they are looking like a complete side in this year’s IPL.
RCB’s biggest issue has been finally dealt with as Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj put their hands up to bowl exquisitely in the death overs while the spin duo of Adam Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal are in top form at the international level while with the rise of Devdutt Padikkal the batting order is getting the much need balance with big stars like Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villers batting at 4 & 5.
We at Insidesport will try to decode three reasons why RCB can lift IPL 2021 title.
1.Balanced batting order
Devdutt Padikkal opening the batting with Virat Kohli is a masterstroke by RCB management. Padikkal has shown his class in the last two years with over 400 runs in IPL 2020 and 195 runs in IPL 2021. Rajat Patidar played at number 3 for RCB in their last game against Punjab Kings but he has failed to seal his spot with just 71 runs in four games. RCB team management might opt for a Mohammed Azharuddeen in the second half.
When the pair of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell get going together, they rarely stop.🔥
In this week’s #FreakyFriday edition, we feature the dynamic duo, who are the only two batsmen in IPL history to score 75+ runs each while batting at No.4 and No.5 in an innings.#PlayBold pic.twitter.com/L8EcW6DOzP
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 6, 2021
With AB de Villers and Glenn Maxwell at 4 and 5 with Daniel Sams and Dan Christian to finish the innings, RCB’s batting is looking pretty solid and well-balanced. Earlier the focus used to be on Virat Kohli and ABD but now the team has many superstars who can win the match for them with the bat.
2.No death Bowling worries
RCB is facing the problem of death bowling for a long time now. And finally, RCB fans can take a sigh of relief as the team management has sorted out the death bowling issue. The most surprising package of the year Harshal Patel along with Mohammed Siraj has boosted RCB bowling.
The unfinished chapter. 🇦🇪🖼
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 7, 2021
Harshal is the purple cap holder in IPL 2021 where he picked 17 wickets in seven games while Siraj bowled with an economy of 7.34 to take six wickets in seven games. The duo along with Kyle Jamieson solved a big problem for Virat Kohli and RCB. With this improved pace bowling show, RCB are sure contenders for the title in IPL 2021 phase 2.
Dan Christian entered the record books with his quickfire 39 against Bangladesh in the fourth T20I. 🔥
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 9, 2021
3. The in-form spin duo
The only thing that was going against RCB in the first phase of IPL was that their spin veteran Yuzvendra Chahal was out of form and was getting smashed by batsmen all around the park. Chahal leaked runs at an 8.26 economy rate in seven games with just four wickets to his name. Another spinner that Virat Kohli’s RCB had in the first half was Australia’s Adam Zampa, who did not play a single match in the first half.
However, both these spinners are back in form as Chahal picked five wickets in two games that he played in the ODI series while he took one wicket in the only T20I he played. While on the other hand Zampa, took five wickets in four T20I he played.
So, all these factors are suggesting that Virat Kohli and co. can win their maiden IPL title in UAE
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