RCB has always been a star-studded team with a huge fan following. They start almost every IPL season with high expectations. They even possessed possibly the best batting lineup that a franchise cricket team could ever think of still, they haven't won a single IPL trophy. To break the deadlock they've changed coaches and players constantly which hasn't worked either. Viral Kohli too hasn't been able to carry forward his Indian captaincy success into the IPL. With that fact in mind, we bring you 3 possible captaincy alternatives for RCB from their current squad.
Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has been roped into the RCB squad as an opener. Recently named the captain of the Wisden T20I squad of the decade, he would be an ideal alternative for Viral Kohli. Being the leader of Melbourne Renegades would add to the experience as well. With captaincy improving his own game he could very well release some burden from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers‘ shoulders.
Even though he had stated his displeasure in leading a team again, he could very well consider changing his opinion on it. Relieved of International duties this job wouldn't pressurize him that much. Even though he hasn't won any major ICC trophies, he was a highly successful captain for the Proteas. He could now use his experience as a freelance T20 player to guide RCB to their maiden title.
This choice may surprise a few, but the fact is that Chahal is an extremely intelligent bowler. Being a leg spinner who doesn't spin the ball much and someone who has very fewer varieties of deliveries, he has still managed to play mind games and tricks the batsman accordingly. Most of his success goes down to his understanding of the field and his ability to bowl accordingly. If he could use this technique for leading RCB, it could see them through to their maiden title win.
With new coaching staff in place, RCB will be hoping to turn their fortunes around and if they consider going the extra mile with changing Virat from captaincy, these 3 would definitely be the front runners for that role. Will history repeat or can RCB fans finally say ‘Ee sala cup namde' with pride?