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RCB’s conundrum: Green at 3, Virat Kohli to open vs CSK? Questions ahead of IPL 2024 opener

RCB’s conundrum: Green at 3, Virat Kohli to open vs CSK? Questions ahead of IPL 2024 opener

Will RCB's strategic choices and new acquisitions pave the way for their elusive IPL title? Only time will tell.

The IPL 2024 season is upon us, and all eyes are on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as they gear up to face the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the much-anticipated tournament opener at the Chepauk Stadium. But with the crucial match just days away, questions linger about RCB’s playing XI, particularly their batting order.

Loyal fanbase craving a title

RCB fans, known for their unwavering support, desperately yearn for their team’s maiden IPL title. While they bolstered their batting lineup with significant acquisitions like Cameron Green, concerns remain regarding their bowling attack.

Top-Order Conundrum: Virat Kohli Up Top?

The opening partnership is crucial, and speculations are rife about who will take the crease first. The tried-and-tested combination of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis has worked well in the past.

However, the arrival of Cameron Green throws a curveball. Will RCB break the successful Kohli-du Plessis partnership to accommodate the explosive Australian all-rounder at number 3? This bold move could reshape RCB’s batting strategy.

Cameron Green at No 3?

Cameron Green presence at number 3, if he opts to move up, provides stability. Rajat Patidar’s consistent batting follows, with Glenn Maxwell’s big-hitting prowess at number 5 crucial for middle-order acceleration. Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik offer all-round capabilities, while Anuj Rawat and Suyash Prabhudessai provide depth and flexibility based on conditions.

Bowling spearheaded by Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj emerges as the leader of the RCB pace attack, likely joined by overseas recruits Alzarri Joseph and Lockie Ferguson. RCB has high hopes for Joseph, entrusting him with a major role in the pace battery. Akash Deep’s impressive Test debut strengthens the bowling options, while Karn Sharma provides experience with his spin.

Predicted RCB Playing XI vs CSK

Based on the available squad and strategic considerations, RCB’s likely playing XI for the CSK clash could be:

  • Faf du Plessis (C)
  • Cameron Green
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rajat Patidar
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Mahipal Lomror
  • Dinesh Karthik (WK)
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Akash Deep
  • Karn Sharma
  • Alzarri Joseph

The countdown is on, and fans eagerly wait to see this revamped RCB lineup in action. Will their strategic choices and new acquisitions pave the way for their elusive IPL title? Only time will tell.

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