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IPL 2018: 5 reasons why RCB can win the title this season

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The most competitive T20 cricket league in the world, the Indian Premier League, is all set to light up the stage once again with its 11th edition starting from 7th April 2018. Right from the very first season, RCB have been fan favourites. They are known to play an attacking brand of cricket which justifies their anthem 'Play Bold'.

RCB have always had a star-studded lineup in each and every season of the IPL but still, they couldn't win the IPL in the previous 10 editions. But after the 2018 Auction, it seems that the team has finally found the right balance and will be strong title contenders this season.

Here we take a look at the 5 reasons why this could finally be the year for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

#1 Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli's passion and hunger will be key to RCB's success

Run Machine Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen the game of cricket has ever seen. This man is already a limited overs legend, having scored 35 ODI centuries, also scoring more than 9000 runs in the process. He has an average of over 50 in all three formats of the game, but what sets him apart is his hunger to improve and to stay at the top of his game.

Kohli has grown a lot in the last one year. After he started captaining India in all three formats of the game, he has matured as a captain whereas his fitness has reached another level. The Delhi batsman can do wonders once he has set his sight on something. He can smash records and can take his game to a level that no one can even imagine.

Take the example of 2016 season of the IPL, where he scored 973 runs at a whopping average of 81 in 16 matches, also scoring four centuries in the process. The 2017 season saw a downfall in his game, but that was majorly due to his fitness issues in the first few matches.

Kohli's bad form in 2017 season had a huge impact on RCB too and they finished at the bottom of the table. He now knows how to control his aggression and use it for his team's betterment.

This matured version of Virat Kohli is something that no other team has, and he looks set to take RCB to its maiden title.

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