Dale Steyn, who has performed plenty of cricket for RCB beneath Virat Kohli, shared his ideas on life after Virat Kohli for the Bangalore-based franchise.
Virat Kohli introduced that IPL 2021 might be his final season as RCB’s skipper as speculations are doing the rounds on who might be his possible alternative as skipper forward of IPL 2022, which is able to see a mega public sale going down.
Dale Steyn: RCB Might Appoint KL Rahul As Skipper In Place Of Virat Kohli Who Will Step Down As RCB Skipper
Dale Steyn mentioned keeper opener KL Rahul might be the subsequent captain of RCB within the 15th version of IPL, weighing in on who might be the subsequent potential candidate to take over the reins from Virat Kohli.
“If RCB goes to take a look at a long-term contender as captain, they need to be wanting inside their very own borders. The identify I’ve bought is an ex-Bangalore participant. It’s KL Rahul. I simply have a sense he’s going to return again to Bangalore in subsequent 12 months’s public sale,” Dale Steyn instructed ESPNCricinfo.
KL Rahul, who’s at present main Punjab Kings in IPL 2021, was part of the RCB set-up within the 2016 IPL and had a fairly good document on the high of the order with Virat Kohli. An unlucky harm dominated him out of the complete 2017 IPL, and he was surprisingly launched by the franchise forward of 2018.
In that public sale, Punjab Kings (previously KXIP) picked him for ₹11 crores. KL Rahul was appointed because the PBKs skipper in 2020 when the Punjab franchise determined to commerce Ravichandran Ashwin.
Dale Steyn Don’t Assume AB de Villiers Will Be Assigned Captaincy
A mega public sale is all set to happen, with two new groups coming into the competitors. BCCI has not made any formal bulletins however going by the experiences, the eight present franchises in IPL 2021 received’t be allowed to retain greater than two gamers.
Moreover KL Rahul, AB de Villiers is one other candidate, however when requested in regards to the former South Africa captain’s possibilities of taking up from Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn mentioned AB de Villiers is an excellent chief, however maybe RCB would wish to take a look at the long run and appoint an Indian captain.
“I don’t suppose AB de Villiers is the proper strategy to go. I feel he is an outstanding participant. However he’s on the finish of his profession. I feel he is a superb chief,” Steyn concluded.
RCB, in the meantime, has not gotten off to a super begin within the UAE leg of the IPL. They have been hammered by KKR within the first match, after which CSK bought the higher of them within the subsequent.
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar additionally has named three gamers who can match into the position of RCB captain from the subsequent IPL season. The commentator named Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, and David Warner because the possible candidates to steer RCB after Kohli. Among the many three, he picked Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard as his favorite to steer the RCB.
Royals Challengers Bangalore haven’t but tasted a victory within the UAE leg of IPL 2021, and they’re positioned on the third spot on the factors desk. The Virat Kohli-led facet will lock horns with Mumbai Indians on Sunday, September 26, and RCB will look to make adjustments by bringing within the likes of Mohammed Azharuddeen, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Kyle Jamieson.
RCB’s predicted enjoying XI vs MI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini