The IPL 2023 is scheduled to begin on the 31st of March 2023, where the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will have their opening match. On the 2nd of April 2023, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will have their first match in Bangalore against the Mumbai Indians (MI).
During the IPL 2022 season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team displayed a consistent approach to their starting XI and made only a few alterations. It’s anticipated that the Bangalore team will maintain a similar strategy in the upcoming season. They have many talented players who can surprise cricket fans in IPL 2023.
1. Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma became a notable player in the IPL during the 2013 season while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. In 13 games, he claimed 11 wickets at an economy rate of 6.60. Since then, he has been a regular participant in the tournament and has performed reasonably well as a bowler. He has appeared in 68 IPL matches, taking 59 wickets with an economy rate of 7.91. The Royal Challengers Bangalore recruited him during the 2022 mega auction to strengthen their spin department, and he could play an essential role for RCB in the upcoming IPL 2023 season.
2. Avinash Singh
Avinash Singh is a pace bowler who shares similarities with Umran Malik and could be one of the standout players in IPL 2023. His consistent pace of 145km/ph makes him a valuable asset to the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. He is a player worth watching closely in the upcoming season of the IPL.
3. Mahipal Lomror
RCB acquired Mahipal Lomror for INR 95 lakh, and although he is a useful middle-order batsman who has demonstrated his capabilities while playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the past, he was not given many opportunities to showcase his skills. During the limited chances he received, he scored 86 runs in seven games, with a high score of 42. His average was 17.20, and he had a strike rate of 150.88. However, Mahipal Lomror has the potential to become a valuable player for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the upcoming IPL 2023 season.
4. Rajat Patidar
After his incredible performance in IPL 2022, Rajat Patidar is a well-known figure. The cricketer from Madhya Pradesh gained overnight fame after his stunning unbeaten 112 off 60 balls in the Eliminator match against LSG. He also played a crucial role in the Qualifier 2 against RR, where he scored 58 runs while RCB’s renowned batting line-up struggled to handle the pressure and a slow pitch. Rajat Patidar’s contribution will be crucial for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team once again in IPL 2023.
5. Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed, who primarily serves as a left-arm spinner, has recently gained attention for his batting abilities. He has demonstrated his all-round potential for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the past three seasons, taking 13 wickets and scoring 279 runs in 29 games.