Benguluru: The top three – Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers – will be key to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s success when they take on Delhi Daredevils at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday.
Meanwhile, high on a comprehensive win against Kings XI Punjab in their last game, Delhi will be Amit Mishra and Quinton de Kock to shine with the bowl and bat, respectively, again. Let’s take a look at players who can change the game:
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Virat Kohli: Kohli single handily carried India to the semi-finals of the WT20. He has been in excellent form for the last few years and has always performed well for RCB. The only trophy missing from his cabinet is the IPL and this year he will definitely try his best to finally get his hands on it.
Chris Gayle: Gayle needs no introduction.He has been the highest run getter in two seasons and even has the highest score of 175 in the IPL by his name.
Ab de Villiers: Known as the 360 degree man, de Villiers can hit the ball in every corner of the ground. Has the ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and had even smashed his own countrymen Dale Steyn for 28runs in an over in one of the previous seasons.
Amit Mishra: Amit Mishra was the man who demolished Kings XI Punjab with his fantastic spell of 4 for 11, which helped Delhi Darevils win their last match comprehensively. Skipper Zaheer Khan did play a role by setting field accordingly for the bowler and in Bangalore too, he would be hoping his leg-spinner to do the trick for his team against a formidable RCB’s batting line-up.
Quinton De Kock: This South African opener is now an experienced batsman in all 3 forms of the game having even scored a century on his Test debut for South Africa.Kock was in his elements in the WT20 and would be looking to carry that same form in the upcoming tournament.
JP Duminy: He was their captain last year and was one of the few shinning lights of a season they would like forget. The burden of captaincy is no longer there with Duminy this season and that might just work in his favour