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.