Published: Wed, September 16, 2020
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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore looks favorite to win title

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore looks favorite to win title

MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma [Photo-Getty] Gautam Gambhir also took a cheeky dig at Virat Kohli, saying that when a player opens the batting, he always gets more opportunities to score more runs compared to those who bat in the middle order.

RCB boast of a strong squad for the forthcoming 13th edition of IPL.

The empty trophy cabinet continues to haunt Kohli as the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team he leads in the Indian Premier League (IPL), are still waiting to find the winning formula in the world " s biggest T20 league. RCB looks a very balanced side this term and will aim to win their maiden IPL.

Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be locking horns in the opening match of the IPL 2020 on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. AB de Villiers also expressed his opinions on IPL being played amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

Royal Challengers Bangalore's young batsman Devdutt Padikkal says he is feeling as good about his game as it was before the COVID-19 lockdown after a good two and half weeks of skills training ahead of the IPL. "There have been a good number of (net) sessions and we are feeling good like we were before lockdown", Padikkal told RCB's YouTube channel. The four guys joining us will add to what we have created here and that is a very special team environment. "We're getting used to the weather, I feel we can just keep working on our fitness as well and it'll help a lot".

"He leads by example, he sets the standards and it is pretty easy to follow when you have a captain leading from the front". A while back, ABD spoke on Virat Kohli's captaincy.

Pacers Dale Steyn and Chris Morris of South Africa along with former captain De Villiers are likely to feature in all their games. He said in the video, "It is natural to break, Sometimes you get hurt and you stay out for six or seven months. It's fantastic how you can get back into the grooves, nothing guarantees performance, but it's the beauty of the game, you never know what to expect". The team had already reached the final of the year 2009, 2011 and 2016 editions but could not win the title.

Fresh blood in the form of youngsters like Padikkal will surely turn the odds in RCB's favour as they need that hunger and creativity to lay their hands on the prestigious trophy after having dismal campaigns since the past three years.

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