IPL 2018: 3 players whose inclusion in the playing XI can get RCB back to winning ways
Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to yet another disappointing start to an IPL season. After winning only one of their first four matches, RCB is languishing at the 7th position in the points table.
With players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock and Yuzvendra Chahal in the squad, RCB was amongst the top contenders for the title.However, the team has failed to perform collectively, which has resulted in its poor show.
IPL, being a long tournament, gives opportunities to teams to recover from poor starts, and RCB can do the same by making some changes in the playing XI. We will look at 3 such players whose inclusion in the Playing XI can help RCB get back in the winning groove.
#3 Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali has been part of England's limited-overs squad for a long time now and was bought by RCB for Rs. 1.70 crore at the auction. However, surprisingly he hasn't been included in the playing XI till now.
Ali, who has the ability to play big shots against both seamers as well as spinners, can provide the much-needed stability to RCB's fragile lower-middle order. Also, with RCB's premier spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar, giving away too many runs in the middle overs, Ali's inclusion will give another spin option to Virat Kohli.
The England all-rounder can replace Corey Anderson, who wasn't at his best in the match against Mumbai Indians, in the playing XI.