Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have given a sneak peek of their new jersey ahead of the upcoming IPL 2021 season.
The jersey, as usual, is dominated by red and black colors. Puma is the new kit partner for the Bengaluru-based franchise, and that is reflected in the jersey's aesthetic.
The jersey was revealed in a video posted on RCB's official YouTube channel. In the video, RCB skipper Virat Kohli and South African legend AB de Villiers are seen expressing, through a series of tweets, their excitement about being part of the IPL once again.
Kohli and Devilliers' Twitter game kept RCB fans hooked.
Young sensation Devdutt Padikkal also swooped in with a tweet of his own, 'expressing his desire to train with the two legends.
Can 2021 finally be RCB's year?
After a disappointing few years, RCB finally managed to reach the playoffs last year. Although they were knocked out in the Eliminator, there were certainly several positives that came out from that season.
Young Padikkal was absolutely sensational at the top of the order, scoring 473 runs in 15 games. He was also in red-hot form in the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, slamming four centuries in as many games for Karnataka.
With Kohli announcing he would open alongside Padikkal, RCB will have the luxury of playing an extra overseas batsman in the middle-order. The experience of De Villiers and new recruits - Glenn Maxwell and Daniel Christian - could finally solve RCB's fragile middle-order woes.
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Their overseas fast bowling department could be a reason for worry. Although RCB bought Kyle Jamieson for a whopping ₹15 crore at the IPL 2021 Auction, the New Zealand pacer has been highly expensive in recent T20Is.
It remains to be seen if RCB finally manage to win their maiden IPL title this year.