RCB squad was almost set before entering the auction. They had only 7 positions to fill during the auctions. They showed much intelligence at the auction table by roping in Will Jacks and Reece Topley, who can act as a backup for Josh Hazlewood. On the other hand, the aggressive batting of Will Jacks will be of great use to the RCB squad during chasing runs.
RCB is successful in making a decent squad for IPL 2023. They have a good combination of young players like Shahbaaz Ahmed, Sonu Yadav, and Mahipal Lomror with experienced players like Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Dinesh Karthik.
RCB 2023 squad looks pretty solid
RCB is successful in keeping its core group of players intact. The perfect balance of Pinch hitters and Economic bowlers can lead the RCB team to glory. They have very good batting depths with the likes of Shahbaz Ahmed and Hasaranga. Also their captain will have a huge number of options for quality bowlers.
They have an excellent pace bowling attack with Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Reece Topley, Harshal Patel, and Siddhart Kaul at their disposal. Spin bowlers like Hasaranga and Shahbaaz Ahmed add depth to their bowling attack.
Out of form, Mohammed Siraj could be a worry
The strike rate of the openers Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis could be a reason to worry. Also, Finn Allen’s lack of experience can give trouble for the team. RCB squad 2023 middle order currently looks a bit unsettled. Out of form, Dinesh Karthik can be a reason to worry for the Bangalore fans.
The current bowling attack doesn’t have much experience playing at Chinnaswamy stadium. With the absence of Chahal, RCB management has to depend on Hasaranga for leading the spin bowling attack.
Mohammed Siraj is currently not at the pink of his form. He is the main bowler of the Bangalore-based side. He needs to step up to lead the team’s pace bowling battery.
Virat Kohli is expected to lead the team’s batting unit
RCB will miss the services of Glen Maxwell and Hasaranga in the first few games. So the entire pressure will be on Virat Kohli to lead the batting unit. Virat Kohli is currently having an excellent T20 form. He single-handedly saved Indian cricket teams many times during the T20 world cup. Now the onus will be on him to score the runs and release the pressure on the middle-order batsman. If Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik shine then this RCB team can go all the way to lift the IPL trophy this season.