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IPL 2018: 5 Players RCB should pick next season

These five players can change the fortunes of RCB in the next edition of IPL.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a rather forgettable campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They lost games initially and that pushed them down the points table. They won matches in between, but couldn’t hold on to the momentum. In the last four encounters, they were required to win all their contests in order to progress to the subsequent rounds.

They won three, but couldn’t defeat Rajasthan Royals (RR) and crashed out of the tournament. They chopped and changed throughout the event and strained throughout to find the right combination. RCB tended to depend way too much on their booming batting lineup and looked devoid of the killer instinct in the bowling. In our article, we take a look at the players they should look for next year.

#1 Kesrick Williams

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Kesrick Williams. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

Kesrick Williams remained unsold in the IPL 2018 action, despite having a stupendous 2017 with the ball. In that year, Williams notched 18 wickets in 10 T20Is, which was more than the likes of Rashid Khan’s tally of 17 wickets in as many encounters. He was also the leading wicket-taker for the Jamaica Tallawahs in last year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The 28-year-old cricketer played 14 T20Is for the Windies and already has 22 wickets to his name, which also includes the wicket of Virat Kohli during India’s tour of the nation in July last year. Barring T20Is, he also has 46 wickets in 38 matches with best figures of 4/11. RCB’s bowling has been a major issue over the past few years and Williams’ inclusion may work wonders for them.

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