VIVO IPL T20 2016: 4 Factors which can help Royal Challengers Bangalore win the IPL 2016


Best top three in the league

RCB has probably the world’s best top three line up in Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and ABD. If any one of them performs then RCB has a 90% chance of winning. Kohli of late has been in the form of his life especially in the T20 format. The star batsman was recently made the player of the tournament in World T20. Gayle must be filled with immense amount of confidence as his national team won the tournament. Unlike South African national team, RCB will get the full use of AB De Villiers batting abilities as they have fixed him as their number three batsman whereas in SA team he was used as a floater.

Young guns to rely on

Despite having a formidable top three, RCB has those middle order batsman who have delivered for them in crunch situation in the likes of Sarfaraz Khan and Mandeep Singh. There have been times when RCB’s top three have failed to deliver and Sarfaraz or Mandeep have single handedly rescued them. Sarfaraz was also India’s leading run getter in the U-19 World Cup.

Perfect spin duo to trouble batsmen

RCB has the perfect combination of spin bowlers in Samuel Badree and Yuzvendra Chahal. Though both are leg spinners but are very different type of bowlers. Badree is someone who loves to bowl with the new ball. He tries to give no room to the batsman and focusses on bowling consistent dot balls. Whereas Chahal is someone who doesn’t open the bowling. He loves to give flight to the ball and invites the batsman to step out. Both of them together will prove match winners for their team.

Shane Watson factor

The inclusion of Shane Watson will add a lot of firepower to RCB’s batting and bowling strength. Watson will be most probably used as a number four batsman and will be expected to bowl his full quota of four overs. Watson has the ability to change gears as he can either play the role of a sheet anchor or he can also do some hard hitting. Same goes for his bowling, he can either be used as a wicket taking option or as a containing bowler.