Aakash Chopra elaborated on what the strongest RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) XI can look like. At the IPL 2021 Auction. The RCB outfit bolstered their squad with huge purchases in Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson.
RCB bought Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for Rs. 14.25 crore. RCB also roped in New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson for Rs 15 crore, making him one of the most expensive players in IPL history. Daniel Christian was also roped in for Rs 4.8 crore while Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Suyash Prabhudesai, and KS Bharat were the uncapped players bought by RCB at the auctions.
Chopra said :
Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli along with him, Patidar at No.3, AB de Villiers at No.4, then Glenn Maxwell at No.5, and Dan Christian at No.6.
At No.7 you have got Washington Sundar, at No.8 you have got Kyle Jamieson, at No.9 Chahal and then two fast bowlers – Muhammed Shiraz and Navdeep Saini. Jamieson, Dan Christian, Maxwell, and AB will make the four overseas players.
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Patidar is a good player but he is new. Maxwell is already very late at No.5. You want to push him up the order but if you try to do that, Patidar will be the casualty. He will be of no use if he comes down the order. You have taken Azharuddeen but he is an opener and will not be able to bat down the order. They will have to play Dan Christian out of compulsion added Chopra.
IPL 2021: RCB squad 2021 :
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Suyash Prabhudesai, KS Bharat.
He said – In the bowling department, he expects the usual suspect Yuzvendra Chahal to lead the spin attack. Chopra handed the fourth and final overseas spot to New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson.
Yzubendra Chahal will be expected to lead the Royal Challengers Banglore spin attack.
Royal Challengers Bangalore begin their IPL 2021 campaign against the Mumbai Indians in the season opener on April 9 in Chennai.