Royal challengers Bangalore have been one of the most reputed IPL teams in terms of brand value and fan following. The courtesy to this goes to the star players such as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, etc who provide immense glamour to this team. But, when we talk about the results, it is a pity to see RCB not winning any IPL trophy yet.
This IPL season seems fortunes may change for RCB. They have won 5 matches out of the 7 so far and seem almost certain to enter the playoff. Let us analyze the SWOT analysis of RCB ahead of VIVO IPL 2021 in UAE.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) SWOT Analysis Ahead Of VIVO IPL 2021 In UAE
Royal Challengers Bangalore comprises a great batting line-up. The players such as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glen Maxwell, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Shane Watson, etc have been associated with the team over the years. As a result, RCB always has the luxury of a solid batting line-up and has scored huge totals in the past. This has made the team look stronger on paper.
Chris Gayle was with RCB for a few years and most of his centuries have come playing with RCB at the top of the order. Similarly, Kohli and AB de Villiers have contributed immensely to the team.
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Weak bowling attack and failure to perform as a team
The biggest reason why RCB has not won any IPL trophy is their inability to perform as a team together. They always have the luxury of super-star players in their team, but they have failed to turn the names into performance as a team. Also, when we talk about the bowling attack of RCB, they have always lacked firepower.
The local Indian bowlers have performed in patches. The foreign players have not bowled the way they were expected to. As a result, RCB has always lacked good bowlers. However, this IPL season seems different for them. The likes of Harshal Patel, Mohammed Shiraj, etc have bowled well this IPL season.
Golden chance to turn the fortunes
Royal Challengers Bangalore can change their fortunes this season. The result of IPL 2021 is good to date. If they continue to perform better, and reach the playoff, they will immensely benefit from this. RCB always has quality players, it is just their inability to perform as a team. They will see IPL 2021 UAE leg as a golden opportunity to iron out this drawback.
Also before IPL 2022, there will be a mega auction and they would be itching to rack in quality foreign bowlers to their team which will solve their bowling issues.
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Overdependence on Kohli and ABD may hurt RCB
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the two pillars of the RCB batting order. Both these superstars have provided immense support to the RCB batting line-up. However, RCB needs to make sure that they don’t fully depend on these two. If both the players fail to score in a match, RCB will have to make sure that the other players rise up to the occasion and score runs.
A team with a star-studded batting line-up like RCB should not depend on one or two players, else this will lead to curtains for the team.