Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2019 Team Profile

Ed Hawkins

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:24 AM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 2:24 AM UTC

The Royal Challengers, despite boasting batting hero Virat Kohli, have consistently disappointed in IPL and they could struggle for glory again in 2019.

<h2><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Royal Challengers Bangalore 2019 Team Profile</span></span></h2><p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Coach:</strong> Gary Kirstenan<br /><strong>Captain:</strong> Virat Kohli<br /><strong>IPL Title Wins:</strong> 0<br /><strong>IPL Play-off Appearances:</strong> 5<br /><strong>IPL Title Odds:</strong> 6/1 (7.0)</span></span></p><h2><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Bangalore the Bismarck</span></span></h2><p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Bangalore routinely let down punters at short prices. Perennial title favourites, until the layers wised up last year and this, Bangalore are a classic example of big names and bigger egos being favoured instead of hard graft and studious planning. If you’d have taken Bangalore on at odds-on in each of the IPL seasons you’d probably be able to buy your own franchise by now.</span></span></p><h2><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Have they shaped up?</span></span></h2><p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">One of the consistent problems for Bangalore has been splurging their cash on superstar batters instead of canny bowlers. They have been slow to learn that it’s bowlers who win games. They still have catching up to do. They have failed to land a significant new capture from the homegrown bowling market and are heavily reliant on just the one finger spinner.</span></span></p><h2><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Middle-order heavy</span></span></h2><p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">From the squad breakdown below you will probably notice that Bangalore are expecting Virat Kohli to get through a lot of work. With no openers selected, he will surely open the innings which puts him bang in contention for top tournament runscorer. And he doesn’t have much to beat here. Shimron Hetmyer, the West Indian, is a strange signing. He has a poor T20 record.</span></span></p><h2><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><img alt src="" style="width:600px;height:214px;" /></span></span></h2><h2><br /><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2019 Breakdown</span></span></h2><p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Coach:</strong> Gary Kirstenan<br /><strong>Captain:</strong> Virat Kohli<br /><strong>Openers:</strong> Devdutt Padikkal<br /><strong>Middle-order batsmen:</strong> Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Milind Kumar, Hinmat Singh, Shimron Hetmyer<br /><strong>Wicketkeepers:</strong> Parthiv Patel, Heinrich Klaasen<br /><strong>Allrounders:</strong> Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Marcus Stoinis, Prayas Ray Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Gurk Singh, Shiv Singh, Shiv Dube<br /><strong>Wristspinners:</strong> Yuzvendra Chahal<br /><strong>Fingerspinners:</strong> Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi<br /><strong>Fast Bowlers:</strong> Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammad Siraj, Tim Southee</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Read more:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank" title="Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide">Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide</a></span></span></p><h2><strong>Related articles:</strong></h2><ul> <li><strong><a data-reactid="." href="" target="_blank">Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2019 Team Profile</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a data-reactid="." href="" target="_blank">Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2019 Team Profile</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a data-reactid="." href="" target="_blank">Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL 2019 Team Profile</a></strong></li></ul>
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