IPL 2021: 3 RCB Players who might be benched for most of the season

IPL 2021: 3 RCB Players who might be benched for most of the season

The Challengers are yet to lay their hands on the coveted IPL trophy.

2. Pavan Deshpande

Pavan Deshpande
Pavan Deshpande. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pavan Deshpande is one of the most popular names in the domestic circuit. It is no surprise that he is in the RCB squad this year too. Talking about his role, he is a left-handed batsman who can bowl occasional off-spin. The breakthrough year for Pavan was the 2017-2018 season. 

During that time, the absence of premier players of the Karnataka squad enabled Pavan to get a few more chances. And because of his impressive performances, he got a longer run. Since then, he has not disappointed the selectors. Pavan managed to score a series of consistent scores during the 50-overs format and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In 2018, he was included in the RCB squad. 

If Virat Kohli is looking for a consistent hard hitter, then Pavan might be a useful player in the lineup. Adding on, if someone like Yuzvendra Chahal is having a bad day, he can bowl in a couple of overs too. An economy rate of 8.35 is not that bad for a part-timer and a strike rate of 144.68 is excellent in this format. But with a packed playing eleven, his chances to make it to the field looks slim. 

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