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IPL 2018: Predicting the starting eleven of Bangalore

Will this be RCB's year?

Feature 04 Feb 2018, 06:50 IST

The perennial underachievers!
The perennial underachievers!

The IPL auction came to an end last week, and it was worth all the hype. The IPL auction led to many departures from the core teams and provided surprising new inclusions in certain squads.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, the perennial employed a similar strategy which they adopted last year; buy bowlers who can produce good performances at Chinnaswamy was their mantra.

RCB's overall team looks quite solid on paper, with a plethora of quality all-rounders who can step in to save the day. We look at the strongest eleven the Bengaluru based side could field during the tournament.

Opener #1: Brendon McCullum

Will McCullum be able to replace the huge void left by Gayle?
Will McCullum be able to replace the huge void left by Gayle?

One of the most surprising acquisitions made by RCB, Baz joins his fifth IPL side this summer. RCB's opening combination was put in a jeopardy last year due to their marquee player Chris Gayle under-performing massively.

However, Brendon McCullum could compensate the loss of Gayle, and he is coming to RCB on the back of a great showing with Gujarat Lions the previous IPL. McCullum scored 158* in the very first match of IPL against RCB, and now it has come a whole circle for him.

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