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IPL 2021: Ideal playing 11 of RCB picked by Possible11

By Arjit - April 7, 2021 - Last updated on Nov 29, 2021 11:55 AM IPL 2021: Ideal playing 11 of RCB picked by Possible11

IPL 2021: Ideal playing 11 of RCB picked by Possible11

Possible11 picked his Royal Challengers Bangalores (RCB) ideal playing XI for IPL 2021 ahead of the start of the new Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) season.

Royal Challengers Bangalores (RCB) playing 11 picked by Possible11

  • KS Bharat
  • Virat Kohli
  • Mohammad Azharuddeen
  • AB de Villiers
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Daniel Christian
  • Washington Sundar
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Yujvendra Chahal
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Kyle Jamieson

1) Kona Srikar Bharat

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KS Bharat has played 74 first-class matches and scored 4143 runs at 37.66, he averages 28.14 in 51 List A games with a strike rate of just under 70.

While Bharat has impressed more in first-class matches for India A in the last few years, he got a call up for ODIs because Sanju Samson, whom the selectors have identified as the next keeper in line for limited-overs matches

2) Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli is the Indian Cricket Team’s Captain, popularly known as the Run Machine, Virat Kohli’s ability and hunger to score daddy hundreds has taken the cricket world by storm. Ranked No. 1 in ODIs, No.2 in Test cricket and No.3 in T20Is is a testimony of how the stylist top-order batsman has evolved over the years.

The flamboyant cricketer was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and since then there has been no looking back for King Kohli. He is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field. In 2008, Kohli was inducted in the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013.

In the year 2016, he sat atop on the leading run-scorers list, thereby donning the Orange Cap at the end of the ninth edition of the league. The highest paid cricketer in IPL, ViratKohli was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction and will continue to lead his side.

3) Mohammad Azharuddeen

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Mohammed Azharuddeen is an Indian cricketer who plays for Kerala in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.

Azharuddin played 99 test matches for India and scored 6,215 runs at an average of 45.03, including 22 centuries and 21 half-centuries. His record in ODIs was more impressive, with 9,378 runs from 334 matches at an average of 36.92.

4) AB de Villiers

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AB de Villiers is the second player to be retained ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction, AB de Villiers also known as the 360 degree batsman, possesses hard hitting skills, more than decent wicket-keeper and an agile fielder that can put an acrobat to shame on the cricket field. On a good day, AB can single handedly win you matches.

He can switch from classical batting to playing more innovative strokes and that sets him apart from most South African batsmen. For RCB, de Villiers has had many an eye catching innings, even picking up an award for the most power packed knock in the 2012 IPL for his assault on Dale Steyn.

He has been a finisher par excellence, hitting a sublime hundred in Mumbai in 2015 and another in Bengaluru against Gujarat Lions in 2016. With Virat Kohli, AB has posted five 100+ partnerships for RCB and two 200+ partnerships, the only pair in the world to post two such partnerships. He made 687 runs in the 2016, finishing third on the runs chart.

5) Glenn Maxwell

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Glenn Maxwell was one of the players released by Punjab Kings last year, a bidding war over him at the IPL 2021 auction was almost inevitable. After all, thats what Maxwell, The Big Show, brings to the table. Despite having a poor season, where he scored 108 runs from 13 matches, Maxwell was always going to be a big draw, and thats exactly how it panned out.

"Maxwell... we knew that he was going to be in demand. He is a highly experienced player and been in very good form in T20I for Australia. He also had pretty good BBL. So, he is that multi-purpose player that we were looking for. For these two (Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson), we knew that we had to spend a bit of money and we ended up doing that

6) Daniel Christian

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Daniel Christian is an Australian all-rounder, who represents Victoria and Australia. He is known as a powerful hitter and a useful medium pace bowler.

He belongs to a category of Aboriginal Australians, who are people whose ancestors were indigenous to the Australian continent and his inclusion was seen as a landmark to Aboriginal inclusiveness to Australian cricket.

February 18, 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore signed veteran all-rounder, Daniel Christian for a massive sum of INR 4.8 Crore at the 2021 IPL auction. He will be making his return to the Bengaluru-based club after 7 long years.

7) Washington Sundar

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The Tamil Nadu all-rounder was brought into the RCB setup in the 2018 IPL Mega Auction. He is well-known for his economical bowling spells in the powerplay overs. He is the youngest player-ever to claim a three wickets haul in T20 internationals. He also holds the record for the best bowling figures in an IPL final.

Named after PD Washington as a mark of thanksgiving to his mentor by his father, Sundar has risen the ranks, from the age-group level to the Under-19 level and from Tamil Nadu to Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). As a 18-year-old, he was one amongst a batch of cricketers who are presumed to be one of Indias next generation players.

8) Navdeep Saini

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Navdeep Amarjeet Saini is an Indian cricketer. He has played for Delhi since 2013. He made his international debut for the India cricket team in August 2019.

Navdeep Saini is one of the brightest fast bowling prospects in India at the moment. He can quite comfortably clock in excess of 140 kmph on the speed gun.

He was the star of Delhis campaign as they reached the Ranji Trophy final in 2017-18. 34 wickets in 8 games is a brilliant return for someone so young and who has yet to make the grade at International level. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils in the tenth edition of the league. 2018 Player Auction saw a fierce bidding war for the youngster and RCB successfully emerged on top to buy him for INR 3cr.

9) Yujvendra Chahal

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Team India’s permanent wrist spinner in the limited overs formats, Yuzvendra Chahal’s became the first Indian bowler to have picked up a five-wicket haul in T20Is. The spinner from Haryana, Chahal first attracted attention when he took 34 wickets in the National Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in 2009, ending the tournament as its leading wicket-taker.

He became a part of the Mumbai Indians Squad in 2011 and was a part of it in the Champions League T20 as well, where he starred for them in the final.Chahal, who has been a part of RCB since 2014, has gone on to take 23 and 21 wickets in the 2015 and 2016 season of the league. With his knack of picking wickets at regular intervals, Chahal made his debut for Team India that toured Zimbabwe in 2016 and was later given an opportunity against England in the T20Is, which he grabbed to the fullest.

He has since gone on to establish himself as a bowler who beats the batsman with his variations and Virat Kohli’s go-to-man in the limited overs cricket. A match-winner on his day, Chahal was retained by the RCB by virtue of their Right To Match card.

10) Mohammed Siraj

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The fast bowler from Hyderabad, Mohammed Siraj made headlines when his services were acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.60 cr. A son of an auto-rickshaw driver, Siraj has worked his way up into the national team rather quickly.

He started playing leather ball cricket only in 2015, and within 2 years of domestic cricket, he was donning his countrys national colours.In the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season, he was Hyderabads highest wicket-taker with 41 wickets from 9 matches, ending up as the joint third highest wicket taker. He has a knack for taking wickets and that was apparent in his debut IPL season, where he took 10 wickets from 6 games. The RCB think-tank saw enough potential in the youngster and bought him at the IPL 2018 Player Auction for INR 2.20 cr.

11) Kyle Jamieson

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Kyle Jamieson made his International debut against India in February 2020. He is the first New Zealand pacer to bag a five-wicket haul in both the innings of a Test match. During the 2021 IPL Auction, the Kiwi all-rounder was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping sum of INR 15 Crores making him the clubs biggest buy at the Auctions.

Jamieson, on the other hand, got his maiden IPL call for his stellar performance in Tests for New Zealand. He scalped 36 wickets for the Kiwis in just 6 Test matches. Having said that, Jamieson has also failed to replicate his Test success in the recently concluded 5-match T20I series against Australia (1 wicket in 4 matches) and 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh (2 wickets in 3 matches).

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