IPL 2018: 5 players Royal Challengers Bangalore should look to retain

Virat Kohli of RCB
Virat Kohli of RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team that is massively followed and has always been star-studded. Before the start of each season of the Indian Premier League, the RCB stars are always in the limelight and there are talks about how this team has a great chance to become the champions. But despite having all the charismatic names, the franchise has failed to win even a single season of IPL.

RCB has seen several captains like Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori and Virat Kohli but none of these maestros have been able to turn the tides. 10 seasons are done and dusted and with the auction for the 11th season set to take place soon, the RCB camp will be aiming to build a strong squad to have another shot at the title. They do have some big names that they would look to retain.

Here are the 5 players that Royal Challengers Bangalore might hold on to

#1 Virat Kohli

It’s almost obvious that RCB’s first choice will be the skipper Virat Kohli. Since 2013, he has been leading the franchise and from then on, went on to lead the Indian team as well. The right-hander has a fabulous¬†record in IPL having amassed 4418 runs in 141 innings at an average of 37.44 and a strike rate of 129.83.

His prowess in the shortest format of the game increased massively in 2016 where he scored 4 centuries in a single season and ended up with 973 runs which is the most by any player in a season. He is also the second highest run-getter in the IPL history only behind Suresh Raina. Even though he and his franchise had a paltry season last year yet the franchise won’t look beyond him for the first choice.

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