5 players RCB should target for IPL 2021

5 players RCB should target for IPL 2021

RCB might look for these players in the auction ahead of the next season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Once again, the Royal Challengers Bangalore flattered to deceive after an impressive run in the first half of the IPL 2020. At one point in time, they were on top of the table and looked good to seal one of the top two spots in the points table. Then suddenly, the team lost its way midway through the season. Luckily they made it to the playoffs on account of some fortune and previous wins.

But their happiness was cut short. They eventually crashed out of the tournament with their fifth consecutive loss when Sunrisers Hyderabad beat them in the Eliminator. In the end, another season culminated on a disappointing note for the Bangalore fans. And they will be hoping that their team gets their things right in the next season.

For a start, the franchise will have to do some smart buying in the upcoming auctions. They should abstain from that expensive buys, which ultimately harms their purse. Instead of that, they should tactically put their money on players who can help them build a balanced side for the IPL 2021. These players should be definitely on the wishlist of the franchise when they sit down at the auction table.

5 players RCB should target for IPL 2021 :

1) Jason Roy

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. (Photo Source: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

The emergence of Devdutt Padikkal has been one of the biggest positives for the RCB in IPL 2020. The youngster showed great composure in most of his batting essays. He provided dynamic starts throughout the tournament. And in the process, he also ended up as the team’s highest run-getter in this season. That might make you think that Bangalore’s opening woes are all but over.

However, that is only partially correct. Because they are still searching for their second opener. In the recently concluded season, they tried out Aaron Finch in that position, but it didn’t work out that well. He scored a solitary half-century in 11 games when he opened the innings alongside Padikkal. And most of the time, his strike rate hovered around 110, not ideal in powerplays. That’s why RCB should try to bag in another international quality opener in the upcoming auctions.

For them, Jason Roy fits in that role perfectly. The England white-ball opener is an aggressive option at top of the order. He can give them rollicking starts. Besides, his presence will help Devdutt play his natural game, who is more of an innings builder rather than a power hitter. Roy can take on any bowling attacks, and that is what RCB needs at the top. His record is also mighty impressive as he has scored close to 6500 runs at a strike rate of 145 in 240 T20s.