Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the most entertaining teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In spite of possessing one of the most vocal fan bases in the tournament, RCB have not yet managed to clinch their maiden IPL title.
In the last season, RCB was not able to find the right combination throughout the tournament.
However, the franchise has picked valuable names in the January auction and will be aiming to lift the title in the upcoming season. RCB’s coach Daniel Vettori believes that Brendon McCullum who was bought by RCB will play a significant role in the upcoming season of IPL.
Daniel Vettori has admitted that they were desperate during the auction to have a leader like Brendon McCullum in the side and they were extremely happy after bagging his services.
“We were really desperate to have those leaders within the group because we probably had just AB and Virat last year. He’s going to be a confidant to Virat, because of his leadership skills. He brings a style of play we really want at RCB.
“He’s a great fielder too. Now we’ve added a few more leaders – Brendon, Parthiv Patel, and Quinton de Kock, who we think is a leader as well,” he said.
He also added that they wanted to assemble a core group of domestic players in the team and they were successful in doing that as well.
“There was a considered effort to assemble a strong group of domestic bowlers. We’d seen enough of Washington Sundar (to expect the performance he delivered in Sri Lanka). He’s bowled in the Powerplay pretty much his whole T20 career. We’ll look to utilize that as well,” Vettori added.
RCB will play their opening match of IPL 11 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens on 8th April.