With the IPL all set to begin in a just a few weeks from now, all eight franchises are trying to scourge the cricketing world and unearth a few stars in the mix.
One of the these unpolished diamonds is South African pacer Junior Dala. The right-arm pacer came into the spotlight during the recently concluded T20I series against India.
Dala was extremely impressive, as the fast bowler gave wholehearted performances that impressed one and all. One person who was extremely impressed by Dala was Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Kohli, who is also the skipper of RCB, has asked his IPL franchise to buy the South African pacer for the upcoming season. Dala, could play a very important part in RCB’s side, as they are still looking for a front line pace bowler.
RCB fans will be hoping that Dala proves to be the difference this year, as the franchise have often come very close to the title buy always slipped up at the finish line.
Here is the RCB squad:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton De Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, M. Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Ashok Joshi
Kohli will start his eleventh edition as an RCB player, becoming the first man to stay at one club for so long. Let’s see if finally wins that elusive IPL trophy for his beloved Bengaluru franchise.