Bibhu Prasad Ray

When you talk about explosive batting lines among IPL teams, Royal Challengers Banglore’s name will pop out into everyone’s mind. Despite having a star-studded batting lineup in every season, they somehow fail to pass the final hurdle to win an IPL trophy. 

As the countdown to IPL 2024 begins, here’s a look at some of the key players who will make an impact for this lovable franchise.
 
Virat Kohli
Despite a lean 2022 IPL season, King Kohli stormed back into form as he notched up 639 runs at an outstanding average of 53 while opening in 2023 season. He also scored 2 centuries during that 2023 IPL season. RCB would like Kohli to emulate that form in the 2024 IPL season.

Glenn Maxwell
Australia's Glenn Maxwell is one of the most complete players in cricket. His all-round abilities helped RCB win many crucial matches through many tough instances. Maxwell scored 400 runs with an explosive strike rate of over 180. 

Faf du Plessis
The Former South African batsman was in form of his life as he was the leading run-scorer for RCB with 730 runs in last season. Du Plessis played an instrumental role in providing good starts for the team. 

Cameron Green
This Australian all-rounder can turn matches from improbable situations. RCB traded Green for a massive sum amount of Rs 17.5 crore. This excellent move will add some stability to their batting lineup. 

Mohammed Siraj
M. Siraj has been one of the key players as he has strengthened the bowling line up of the team since he became a part of RCB. He picked up 12 wickets in the last season. 

RCB has ticked all the boxes in the latest auction by picking key players. Will it be ‘EE Sala Cup Namde’ (This time the cup is ours) or not, only time will tell.

RCB will play CSK in the opening match of the 17th edition of IPL on March 22.

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