RCB captain 2022 – Who will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore this IPL?
Updated on: Jan 24, 2022 1:30 pm IST
RCB captain 2022 – Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as skipper has given a massive headache to Royal Challengers Bangalore. With AB de Villiers also retiring, they will have a major transition in IPL 2022. Along with forming a core group they also have to look for a player that can captain the side and lead from the front when hundreds of players will go under the hammer in the auction. Although they can look at Glenn Maxwell, who is among the retained players, as a captaincy option but there are many players they can also explore.
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Let’s have a look at possible candidates that can captain Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022
1. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer can the on RCB’s radar for the leadership role in IPL 2022. Many reports suggested that the right-hander requested Delhi Capitals to not to retain him due to his captaincy desires. With as many as 3-4 teams in search of a captain, the Bangalore based franchise will be eyeing to buy Iyer in the mega-auction.
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If given chance, Shreyas Iyer can be a valuable asset for RCB. The right-hander took the captaincy of Delhi Capitals during the fag end of 2018 and then took them to the playoffs in the next two seasons, ending up as the runner ups in IPL 2020. With AB de Villiers not being there anymore, Iyer can also fix their middle-order woes.
2. David Warner
David Warner can also be another potential candidate for RCB’s captain in the IPL 2022. It’s fair to say that he was harshly treated by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021. With him set to go under the hammer in the mega-auction, he can be a crucial asset for any team both in respect for his captaincy and his fierce batting at the top of the order.
With him also being aggressive, he can take RCB to new heights. His captaincy record for Sunrisers Hyderabad has been staggering. Despite last season being poor, Warner has taken SRH to new heights and also led them to a title victory in IPL 2016. With RCB in need of an opening batter and captain, the southpaw can be the preference for the franchise.
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3. Steve Smith
Another proven leader that RCB can go after is Australian batter, Steve Smith. With him not being retained by Delhi Capitals, he will available in the mega auction. Although many don’t consider him a T20 batsman, but one cannot doubt his ability as a player. With his experience, he can be a vital clog for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Smith also has a decent captaincy record in IPL. Having led Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants, he has proved his mettle as a skipper. He also took RPSG to the final of IPL 2017. With RCB in need of a stable middle-order batter, he will be definitely in RCB’s choice in the mega auction.
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