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3 Players Who Could Lead RCB in IPL 2022

Given how big of a celebration is the Indian Premier League (IPL) for cricket fans, people are pumped up for it every year. We witness the fans going bananas for their favourites and also praying for their teams to win. One such team which has managed to establish its cult fan base is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Being in full support, we extend our sympathies to the fans for not being able to lift the cup once. Just to clarify, there was nothing sarcastic in the tone! It is quite hard to believe that we would not be seeing Virat Kohli as the skipper of the franchise. Despite having difficulty in digesting this fact, fans await as to who will be the successor of Kohli’s captaincy. In order to lend a helping hand, we put forth our speculations. Following are the 3 players who could lead RCB in IPL 2022!

3. Shreyas Iyer

A promising player, Shreyas Iyer is all set to step in the mega auction of IPL 2022. After bidding adieu to Delhi Capitals (DC), Iyer has embarked on the journey to find a new team. The youngster captained his former side in three seasons and paved way for them to reach their first-ever final in 2020. As per reports, Iyer is eyeing for a leadership role in a team. Moreover, RCB too seems to admire him and are keen to grab the player in the upcoming auction. Along with RCB, the likes of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) have an inclination towards the batsman. Not to deny, it is an opportune time for Shreyas Iyer to take the next big step!

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2. Manish Pandey

This another impressive batter is also being counted in the favourites for captaincy. In addition to becoming a top buy, Manish Pandey comes under one of the 3 players who could lead RCB in IPL 2022. A part of RCB back in 2009, he holds the distinguished record for smashing a maiden IPL century by an Indian. A memorable knock, he was a big support that made the team earn a spot in the final. With handful of experience, Pandey has also captained Karnataka in domestic tournaments like Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Playing for several franchises including KKR, SRH, etc., he comprehends the ins and outs of the league. Above all, Pandey is a good option that fits in the number 3 position of the squad as well. Thus, he is one of the contenders to get the captaincy band.

1. David Warner

Although a supremely talented player, the Aussie had an appalling 2021 season. Nothing could go more worse for him than what happened last season. SRH hit rock bottom and just won 3 matches out of 14 matches. Warner didn’t perform quite well and scored 195 runs in 8 games. On the other hand, he was not only sacked as the skipper but also dropped from the squad mid-season. Indubitably, he has been one of the best batsmen in the league. Garnering the Orange Cap thrice since the league’s inception, is a mark of his consistency. On top of that, under his captaincy SRH clinched the 2016 title. One bad season does not render an appropriate measure for his skillset. With SRH not retaining him in the upcoming season, he can be a good pick for RCB’s captaincy. Whether it’s leadership or batsmanship, Warner has got it all covered.

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Putting a halt to our guesswork here, we leave you with your thoughts about the same. Low-key wishing for one of them to be the RCB captain, because who doesn’t relish getting their prediction(s) right! If you too feel like sharing your thoughts, please comment below your speculations about 3 players who could lead RCB in IPL 2022!

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