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5 reasons why RCB will win IPL 2018

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46.31K   //    11 Mar 2018, 15:32 IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to live up to their motto and 'Play Bold'
Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to live up to their motto and 'Play Bold'

Much like the South African cricket team at the international level, Royal Challengers Bangalore have earned themselves the tag of the IPL’s ‘Chokers’. Either they end up having an outrightly poor season or they blast their way into the playoffs, only to fail at the final hurdle, thus denying them IPL glory.

They are one of the tournament’s most glamorous and entertaining teams of all, and also one of the only three franchises to be initiated with the IPL from the very beginning that has not won a single tournament. RCB will come out all guns blazing even this time around as they hunt for the elusive title.

A win percentage of 48.66 with 72 wins and 76 losses from 153 IPL games does not do justice to the kind of talent that RCB has possessed over the years. Narrowly missing out on a playoff births on two occasions due to their final league match or net run rate issues, and ending up on the losing side in all the three finals they have made it to just shows that luck has not always shone upon them.

Here are five reasons why I believe that RCB will be a force to reckon with in the upcoming season and what factors can help them achieve the coveted prize.

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