The Indian Premier League has been one of the most beautiful cricket tournaments to be played across the world, bringing along players from all over the world and giving them a chance to gel together for a period of a couple of months, giving them a great chance to learn and develop as a cricket player. And, one of the franchises of the tournament, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been that team that has been a perfect specimen of using their overseas firepower in the best ways possible. So, here we will have a look at the 4 players who the team would include in their playing XI’s.
AB de Villiers:
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers has been one of those players who, after coming into the Royal Challengers Bangalore has made it their home. Known as ‘Mr 360’, thanks to his abilities to his the ball all over the ground, literally, that too at his own will, and whims and fancies. In the 2020 edition of the tournament, de Villiers looked to be decent with his bat, if not the best and scored 454 runs, including a total of 5 half-centuries. Slotting in at number 3 he would be a crucial contribution to his team’s campaign in this tournament.
Having been bought at a price of Rs. 14.25 crores, the Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, will be another overseas player who would be a part of the starting XI for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Even though he did not have the best of seasons with the bat in hand, he made some strong performances in the international circuit. Not only as a batsman, in certain cases, but Glenn Maxwell can also come in handy as a bowler too. His bowling has made a significant amount of impact and as we know, Virat would not shy away from using his abilities.
Another player in the list coming from Australia, also into the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp, Dan Christian is the 3rd all-rounder, whom the RCB management and captain, would want to include in their playing XIs, potentially through the course of the tournament, if he is able to perform consistently. His performances in the Pakistan Super League and the Big Bash League had in them sparks of brilliance, that would give the fans and his team’s management who would be looking forward to getting some amount of impactful performances coming in from him. And, he himself would want to live up to those expectations.
A part of the big spends of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, during the 2021 Indian Premier League 2021 auction was Kyle Jamieson from New Zealand. The RCB management shelled out a total of Rs. 15 crores for him in the auction and in the process raised many eyebrows. This tournament would be his first and the 24-year-old would be definitely looking forward to impressing his followers in this season of the tournament. Poised at 6 feet and 8 inches, Jamieson and his performances in the few international matches that he has played in have caused a surge in the people who are rooting for him.