IPL 2021: Best Predicted Playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

IPL 2021: Best Predicted Playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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2. Josh Philippe (wicketkeeper)

Joshua Philippe
Joshua Philippe. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Josh Philippe is another youngster who will open the innings for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this year. The swashbuckling Aussie was in top-notch form during BBL 10. Even after a poor IPL season, he scored 508 runs in the tenth edition of the BBL. Therefore, he is the best person to open the innings with Paddikal. 

Of the 16 innings in BBL, Philippe had an average of 31.75. Also, a strike rate of 149.41 showcases his talent as an opener. Because of his efforts, the Sixers were able to clinch the BBL trophy. Also, the highest score of 95 speaks volumes about his talent. Hence, he seems to be the best player to open the inning for the Royal Challengers.

Philippe plays flawlessly at the top. Therefore, the management should give him more chances as he was included in the playing eleven for only five games last season. Of the 5 innings, he has the highest score of 33, which is destined to improve in the future. Well, let us hope that Virat Kohli gives him more chances in the future!