Royal Challengers Bangalore have always boasted of some of the best talents in the world, but for some reason or the other, they have always fallen short of winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) title. Having lost in the final thrice and having failed to qualify by the skin of their teeth on other occasions, the Virat Kohli-led side have been perennial underachievers in the tournament.
In IPL 2020, RCB had an excellent start to their campaign but towards the end they had a slump that ended in them getting eliminated in the Eliminator against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). This year, they’ve made a plethora of changes to their side by releasing plenty of players and making some smart buys including those of Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Azharuddeen and Dan Christian.
Dan Christian speaks on RCB’s title chances
Australian all-rounder Dan Christian who was bought by RCB for 4.80 crores at the auction this year spoke about RCB’s prospects this year and said, “We’re going to win it this year; as a team, we are probably due to winning one, and hopefully, I can help to get over the line. It will be brilliant to bat with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers on the other end, throw Glenn Maxwell in there as well, a good mate of mine from home in Australia. I’m really looking forward to it, and hopefully, we go really well as a team.”
Speaking about his own form, “As an all-rounder, you’ve got to practice everything, worked a lot on my starts and my innings, knocking balls all around and making sure I’m getting off-strike when I’m starting. Also, practiced a bit of my death hitting both the fast bowlers and also hitting some spinners as well. From my bowling perspective, I’m trying to hit that good length as often as I possibly can and then use my different variations, and obviously practicing my yorkers as well,” Christian added.
RCB open their IPL campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians on the 9th of April.