- RCB yet to win IPL title after playing in every season
- Former batsman Sunil Gavaskar identifies player to watch
- New recruit Cameron Green’s performance to be scrutinized
- Green’s role crucial in both batting and bowling for RCB
As the excitement builds up for the upcoming IPL season, all eyes are on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as they desperately seek their first-ever title. Despite being one of the three teams that have been part of the tournament since its inception, RCB has failed to clinch the trophy. With three final appearances but no success, the Bengaluru-based franchise is determined to turn their fortunes around in IPL 2024. Former batsman Sunil Gavaskar has now revealed the player whose performance will be closely watched in the upcoming season.
Gavaskar Highlights RCB’s Struggle
Over the years, RCB has been known for their star-studded lineup featuring the likes of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell. However, their performances have often fallen short of expectations, leaving the team and fans disappointed. Gavaskar, acknowledging RCB’s struggles, believes that the player who will be under the scanner this season is their new recruit, Cameron Green.
Cameron Green’s Price Tag
RCB secured the services of Australian allrounder Cameron Green in a trade deal with Mumbai Indians. Green’s performance is crucial not only because of the team’s aspirations but also due to the significant price tag attached to him. The franchise spent a hefty Rs 17.5 crores to acquire his services, and Gavaskar believes that Green must perform better than his previous season to justify the investment.
Expectations from Green
Gavaskar emphasized that Green’s role in the RCB team will extend beyond just batting. While Green showcased his abilities with the bat, including a century for Mumbai Indians last year, Gavaskar believes that he needs to contribute with the ball as well. To recover his price tag, Green must excel in both departments and prove his worth to the team.
“He can deliver with the bat because he has that ability. He can play the big shots. He is well-organized in batting,” Gavaskar said. However, he also mentioned that Green’s role in the team might be that of a finisher, considering RCB’s strong top-order batters.
The upcoming IPL season holds great significance for RCB as they aim to end their long wait for the elusive title. With the spotlight now on Cameron Green, the pressure is on the Australian allrounder to perform and justify his substantial price tag. RCB, along with their passionate fans, will be eagerly watching Green’s performances in IPL 2024, hoping that he can make a significant impact and contribute to their quest for the championship.