Virat Kohli announced at the start of IPL 2021 that it would be his last season as RCB’s captain and it shocked the netizens to the very core. Virat had been the RCB skipper since the year 2011 and he was a fan favorite from the very first season. After all he was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team from the very commencement of the league and fans thus have a very special bond with him.
However, with him having given up the captaincy, the spot remains vacant in the RCB team and it needs to be filled.
Royal Challengers retained Virat Kohli, Glen Maxwell and Mohammad Siraj ahead of IPL 2022. Out of these 3, only Glen Maxwell is a viable captaincy option and if the management does not want to go to him, they will have to buy their captain in the upcoming Mega auction that will boast the presence of many Captaincy deserving candidates in its roster.
In this article we will take a look at 2 players who RCB can consider for their captaincy spot.
1. Glen Maxwell – The Australian all-rounder has been simply phenomenal in the T20 format over the last few years. He was a flop until IPL 2021 when RCB signed him. He simply killed it last season with the Challengers and was one of their best performers throughout the season. He has thus definitely earned the right to be at least considered for the captaincy spot.
Maxwell has captaincy experience from the Australian T20 tournament, i.e, the Big Bash League. He is the captain of famous Big Bash team Melbourne Stars and the team has done extremely well under his leadership which makes him a worthy candidate for the RCB captaincy. Many are also of the opinion that Maxwell can end RCB’s trophy drought if he indeed becomes their captain.
2. David Warner – David Warner is a much tested option that Glen Maxwell in the IPL. He had been the captain of IPL franchise for the last couple of years and he did brilliantly with them. In 2016 he won them the IPL and in 2018 he took them to the finals but unfortunately lost against Chennai Super Kings in a neck to neck battle.
Unfortunately he had a fallout with the SRH franchise last season and thus he will be heading to the IPL 2022 Mega auction. This is, however, a blessing in disguise for RCB as they can buy a brilliant captain with the right strategy. The problem with it is that many teams are without a captain and all of them will be looking forward to buy Warner, thus increasing the competition in the process.
Prediction – If RCB do land Warner in the auction he will definitely be their captain but in their inability to do so, Glen Maxwell will be their go to option as they already have him at their disposal.
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