Royal Challengers Bangalore Zaheer Khan with team mates celebrates the dismissal of Chennai IPL 6
RCB’s strength may be its strong batting line-up © PTI



Feb 12, 2014


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had retained three of their biggest stars — Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and Virat Kohli. They are still left with one Right to Match card, but things do not look too good for them.


Biggest purchase: Muttiah Muralitharan for INR one crore. He may be past his prime, but he is still capable of being at his best for four-over spells.


Biggest surprise: Nic Maddinson.


Most confusing move: Going bonkers over Yuvraj Singh, who is clearly past his prime.


Probable dark horse: Mitchell Starc.


Team strength: A batting line-up where at least four men can tear any attack to smithereens.


Team weakness: Barring Muralitharan the bowling looks too raw.