IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s predicted playing XI

2. Virat Kohli (C)

Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli took the league by storm in the 2016 season where he was the leading run-scorer of the tournament. Kohli essayed 973 runs at a phenomenal average of 81.08. He also maintained a superb strike-rate of 152.03.

Rightly so, the RCB captain won the orange cap for his exceptional batting performance. Nonetheless, his batting show wasn’t up to the mark in the 2020 season of the IPL at the United Arab Emirates. He managed to score only 466 runs in 15 games.

The statistics are pretty much mediocre considering a player of his calibre. However, he was the second-highest run-scorer for RCB last season. Recently, Kohli had confirmed that he would open the innings for RCB in the upcoming edition. It remains to be seen how this tactic would pay off in the next season.