Bangalore team is considered to be one of the most successful teams in terms of popularity, talented individuals, and milestone achievements. However, out of all these, they have a major void as they have not been able to win the trophy of the Indian Playerzpot League in their long history. This a fact that has often been rubbed into Banglore’s fans’ faces and they are eager to turn this around. Considering the athletes they have had over the years it is indeed astonishing that they haven’t been able to win the title yet.

Like every season, the optimism in the Banglore camp is high, they feel that they can win the title this time around. The addition of R. Topley and W. Jacks during the auctions further bolstered their bowling attack which is already lined up with stars. Also with their marquee player V. Kohli up and running they have found all the missing parts of the puzzle. With the new additions in play, it will be interesting to see how they line up during the games.

Speaking of talented individuals, Bangalore has got to make sure that they find the right balance between team mechanics and not rely on star players as this formula has not faired well for them. Speaking of talented individuals let us have a look at some of the influential players who would guide Banglore in its long search for glory

Key Players for Bangalore Team

F. Du Plessis: The former captain of the Banglore team has been shouldering a huge responsibility since Kohli decided to step down from the leadership role. Known for his explosive hitting and habit of winning titles, he was bought by Bangalore during the 2022 auction. 468 runs in 16 games are not the statistic that holds true for a player of his caliber. After 11 long years and 2 titles with the yellow of Chennai, this indeed is a huge step for the player in making this switch.

H. Patel: Patel is one the experienced campaigner in the tournament with a long history with the Bangalore team. He is exceptional with the ball and often his variation skills have outdone the batters. With 32 wickets in the 2021 season, he bagged the purple cap but a somewhat inconsistent run hampered due to injury concerns saw him only pick 19 during the 2022 campaign. Nevertheless, Patel is an instrumental player for Bangalore and he will be looking forward to helping the team in reaching new heights this season.

V. Kohli: Captain and the main guy for Bangalore over the years, Kohli has been at the forefront of all the ups and downs the team has seen in its history. Popularly known as the run machine, with 6624 he is the leading run-getter in the t20 tournament’s history. No wonder that expectation from this player is ever so high as he has made it a habit for the fans to witness such carnage on a regular basis. Having recovered from a lean patch, Kohli himself will be eager to get into the action and maybe this time around he can win the title.

W. Hasaranga: There are not a lot of wrist spinners in the world cricket at the moment that can stand on the same podium as Hasaranga. At 24 years old he is quite experienced and knows a thing or two about playing in pressure situations. With 26 wickets last season, he was indeed amongst the best players on the team. Having finished second in ICC’s best bowler rankings and hat trick at the T20 World Cup stage, surely he has all the makings of a champion player. Hasaranga is a sort of player that will push Banglore to reach new milestones and success.

M. Siraj: Known for his exploits in red-ball cricket, Siraj has quickly climbed the ranks in becoming the first-choice bowler in limited overs cricket. Having been featured in the Banglore team in 2017 he has slowly taken over as the team’s leading pace bowler. Statistics do paint a rather different picture but it can be said that his better days are ahead of him and this year can prove to be pivotal. Perhaps if he could add more wickets to his spells this season, certainly he could see himself in the leading wicket-taker charts.

Full Banglore Team squad

Bangalore Team: F. du Plessis, F. Allen, R. Patidar, V. Kohli, A. Rawat, D. Karthik, D. Willey, G. Maxwell, H. Patel, M. Lomror, S. Ahmed, S. Prabhudessai, W. Hassaranga, A. Deep, J. Hazlewood, K. Sharma, S. Kaul, M. Siraj, R. Topley, H. Sharma, W. Jacks, R. Kumar, A. Singh, S. Yadav, M. Bhandage.

Predicted X1 for Banglaore Team

Bangalore X1: F. du Plessis [C], V. Kohli, R. Patidar, G. Maxwell, M, Lomror, D. Karthik [WK], S. Ahmed, W. Hasaranga, H. Patel, J. Hazlewood, M. Siraj.