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IPL 2020: Predicted Line-Up Of RCB This Season

Royal Challengers Banglore have been the perennial under-achievers of the IPL in the past 12 seasons. Despite making the finals twice they failed to get a hand onto the trophy. Every season at the IPL auctions they get together a strong team, which fails to deliver the goods on the field. From changing the squad to the coaching staff, the RCB management has tried almost everything to win the trophy but still have not been successful in winning the trophy. Yet again they have put together a strong squad and choosing a predicted line-up would be difficult. 

In this article, we will try to figure out the three best possible predicted line-ups of the Virat Kohli-led team.

The Best Possible Predicted Line-Up of RCB

Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, AB De Villiers, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini

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Over the years, RCB has been a batting heavy side, heavily dependent on their top-three to do the job for the team. It has added extra pressure on Kohli and De Villiers and Chris Gayle when he was with the team before. They have had a heavily inexperienced middle-order in the past and this is where Chris Morris has been a huge addition. Morris was bought by RCB for 10 crores after Delhi Capitals released him. He along with Moeen Ali and Shivam Dube can provide the firepower in the middle-order which was missing for Bangalore all these years. 

This line-up provides the adequate balance with enough ammunition in both the bowling and the batting departments. If this XI gets onto the field and play to their potential, they will a tough team to beat. However, Steyn’s fitness will be a concern for the team. He played just one game last season before being ruled out due to injury. That he stays fit for the majority of the season will be the team’s main concern along with not conceding 200 plus runs every time they bowl first. 

All the batters are expected to remain fit throughout the season and the onus will be once again on Virat Kohli to bat for them consistently throughout the season. Judging by the composition of the team, this looks the best possible predicted line-up of RCB.

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Batting Heavy Predicted Line-up of RCB 

Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini

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 RCB has predominantly been a batting heavy side as said earlier and the batting heavy line-up of the franchise is not tough to predict. It will be almost the same as their best line-up is with a few changes here and there if needed. With enough firepower at the top, to get some power through the middle-order, Moeen Ali will replace Steyn in this case. With RCB possessing a good core of Indian bowlers, this is the only change that they will make to field a batting heavy line-up. Ali coming into the team will also chip in with the ball as well. 

Bowling Heavy Predicted Line-up of RCB

Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, AB De Villiers, Shivam Dube / Mohd Siraj/ Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana/Kane Richardson

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In matches when they want to field a bowling heavy line-up which is not their norm, they have good options as well. Kane Richardson, one of the two overseas recruits for RCB at the IPL 2020 auctions comes straight in. He and Steyn can be two good overseas pace options with the ball. Umesh and Saini can be the India pace options and Chahal and Sundar can be the spin options. Shivam Dube, the all-rounder is another option with the ball. Having made his debut in national colors, he will need to produce results in the IPL this year. He is already being compared to Yuvraj Singh, something which as added more pressure on him to deliver. 

In case they want to add another Indian option with the ball, either of Negi or Siraj can replace Dube in the side. Sri Lankan left-arm pacer Isuru Udana with his change-ups is another overseas option that they have with the ball. However, how he fits in the scheme of things for RCB will be interesting to see. Keeping in mind the composition of the team, this time around, the likes of Siraj, Negi might get a few games while Udana and Richardson can be swapped in place of each other. 

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With the given options, this is the best possible bowling heavy line-up that RCB might field in IPL 2020.

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