5. Manish Pandey

He can demolish any bowling attack when paired with Kohli or Maxwell. He also performs well under pressure, as evidenced by his match-winning innings for KKR in the IPL 2014 final. he is an exceptional fielder who is capable of taking some stunners and changing the course of a game.

4. Eoin Morgan

He can bat after Maxwell in the line-up and can provide the necessary impetus at the death. RCB needs a very aggressive middle order batsman to provide the cushion for Maxwell to fire and Morgan can be easily considered a potential option for the finisher role.

3. Steve Smith

He can open or bat at 3 and can control the innings throughout the game. He is an excellent timer of the ball, and he can establish a successful combination with Virat Kohli. He has the ability to rotate strike excellently against spin which would take the pressure off the likes of Kohli and Maxwell.

2. Shreyas Iyer

His captaincy style is more tactical than aggressive, which is the need of the hour for RCB given its dismal run over the years. His records are also impressive after he took over reins of DC from Gautam Gambhir and has led the team to two consecutive playoff appearances in 2019 and 2020.

1. David Warner

He has an effective game against spinners and can bash pacers in the power play. Warner has plundered 5449 runs at a strike-rate of 140 in the IPL. His batting style will certainly complement the likes of Kohli and Maxwell, who take their time in the crease.