Who will take over captaincy duties at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after Virat Kohli steps down on the finish of IPL 2021?
With no apparent successors within the squad, RCB would possibly view the 2022 IPL mega public sale as an opportunity to revamp — management et al. — and march in a brand new path.
Kohli himself hinted on the doubtless change in panorama, stating that RCB is ready to undergo a transitional section after the public sale subsequent 12 months.
The participant checklist for the public sale just isn’t recognized but, however RCB may set its sights on signing a brand new captain. If obtainable, confirmed skippers like Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Eoin Morgan, and a budding chief like Ok.L. Rahul will curiosity the RCB administration.
That RCB has not groomed a robust deputy for Kohli has contributed to this unsure state of affairs. A.B. de Villiers, at 37 and retired from worldwide cricket, just isn’t a super long-term possibility. Australian Glenn Maxwell, who was signed by RCB at first of this season, is simply now discovering his ft.
Among the Indians, Devdutt Padikkal and Washington Sundar are calm and mature, however they don’t possess sufficient expertise to command authority.
RCB can be hindered by the truth that it doesn’t have a robust core group of Indian gamers — so essential in giving franchises a settled really feel.
Mumbai Indians has the Pandya brothers, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan to help Rohit Sharma. When Delhi Capitals’ common skipper Shreyas Iyer was out with an damage, Rishabh Pant was blissful to select up the items. Despite current reversals, Chennai Super Kings has trusted M.S. Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur and others to do the job.
RCB, then again, has only one common India worldwide — Mohammed Siraj — within the squad, aside from Kohli.
For too lengthy, RCB has invested large vitality on celebrity Kohli. Now with Kohli set to slide into the background, the franchise ought to look previous excellent particular person expertise and give attention to constructing a well-rounded staff.