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IPL 2018: 3 tactical changes RCB should for the game against KXIP

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21.18K   //    13 Apr 2018, 15:31 IST

With Royal Challengers Bangalore, there is no dearth of entertainment. But there certainly is a dearth of wins, resulting in an empty trophy cabinet after a decade despite acquiring some of the greatest players of the shortest format of the game. This year as well, Virat Kohli's men have begun on a poor note.

They lost their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders, and by the glimpses of it, their side needs some tweaking so as to make them look intimidating. On the eve of their 2nd match of IPL XI against a high-flying Kings XI Punjab, let us see how the red brigade can register their first victory of the campaign:


#3 Playing 3 spinners

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In this year's IPL, some of the teams like KXIP and CSK are playing 3 front-line spinners. Their last opponent, KKR went with 3 spinners as well, but Kohli chose to stick with 2. But the plan of having a pace-heavy bowling lineup didn't work, and they should look out for a spin alternative in Pawan Negi.

The once-upon-a-time millionaire Pawan Negi had an exceptional economy rate of just over 6.12 runs last year and picked up 16 wickets in 12 games. Besides that, he can come in pretty adroit with the bat, which is testified by his strike rate of nearly 130 and average of around 18. Left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya, who had a pretty bad outing in the last game, can be sacrificed for Negi.

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