Virat Kohli’s captaincy in IPL has been under the scanner of late. While there are few denying the fact that Virat is one of the most passionate scholars of the game, this is also true that neither team India nor RCB has won a single ICC or IPL trophy under his captaincy.
After conceding a 6- wicket mauling by Delhi Capitals in the 55th match of Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore was almost out of the race for Playoffs. However, a slightly better net run rate saw them qualify for playoffs ahead of KKR. In eliminator 1, RCB were up against rampaging Sunrisers Hyderabad, who stormed into playoff winning their last three matches in league stage. SRH made short work of RCB threat to knock them out of the tournament.
After RCB lost the match, many experts questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Though it’s highly unlikely RCB going to change Virat Kohli- the captain, here are three players who can take his position if it happens.
Aaron Finch: The Australian limited overs captain is one of the top contenders for the post after Virat Kohli. Finch is one of the best strikers of Cricket ball and can provide much needed stability at the top. Though he didn’t have a great IPL 2020 personally, he has shown consistency in the form of captain in international cricket.
AB de Villiers: Who doesn’t love AB? The South African along with Virat Kohli is the backbone of RCB’s team. Time and again, he has played unbelievable innings to inspire confidence in a shaky middle order. AB has captained South Africa in international cricket. With him taking the captaincy, Virat can enjoy the game more freely.
Joe Root: If RCB management doesn’t have faith in Finch and AB refuses to captain, an out of box choice would be Joe Root. The England test-captain is one of the consistent performers in cricket. Though he has not played in IPL so far, his inclusion will give RCB’s batting a much better look. With Padikkal and Virat opening, Root can come in at No.3 and de Villiers at No.4, forming a rock-solid top order.