IPL 2022: 5 players who can replace AB de Villiers in RCB squad
A legendary batsman, AB de Villiers has been one of the illustrious cricketers in the history of the T20 league.
IPL is the best sporting event the new era of cricket has seen. And, through this tournament, whether be it a bowler or a batsman, IPL has been the base of recognition in the current generation. And, one of the cricketers who has been winning the hearts of fans and cricket pundits was AB de Villiers.
A legendary batsman, AB de Villiers has been one of the illustrious cricketers in the history of the T20 league. Making his debut in 2010, de Villiers has spent his time with Delhi and Bangalore. He has scored 5162 runs in 184 matches at a raging strike rate of 151.7.
Playing down the batting order, de Villiers has produced some unforgettable wins for RCB without giving away the match to the opposition. And, he has been one of the greatest players for RCB for such a long time. But his exit will affect the middle order of RCB. And, the Men in Red and Gold will be looking for another striker of the ball who can be good as AB.
Here are some options for the Royal Challengers Bangalore to replace AB de Villiers:
1. Jos Buttler
There is no better clean striker of the ball than Jos Buttler in white-ball cricket. As a versatile English batsman, Jos Buttler has been one of the best white-ball cricketers presently. He has been one of the most productive cricketers for any team he plays. He is a stunning wicketkeeper and never lets the ball go above or beyond him.
Talking about his T20 stats, he has got 7135 runs from 276 innings at a scintillating strike rate of 144.2 and an average of 32.45. The English wicketkeeper batsman has been in top-notch form with the bat as he has been cracking the ball into the stands.
Currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals, Buttler has been looking promising with the bat. But, it is unlikely the Men in Pink are keeping him back. If yes, Bangalore should go chasing him in the player auction for ABD.