In the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is always a disappointing side. RCB is the three times runner up in IPL so far. Even with the presence of some great cricketers like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, and AB De Villiers, RCB did not win a single IPL Title. Their lack of success over the years despite the presence of Big Names has earned the tag of “underachievers”. RCB reached the IPL Finals thrice, in 2009, 2011 and 2016. They finished last in 2017 and 2019 and sixth in IPL 2018. While Kohli and AB De Villiers continue to perform well, the other team failed to live up to the expectations. Indian Premier League is a good platform to find young cricket talent in India, here are three young talented players from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
#3 Washington Sunder
21 Year old Washington Sunder is a left handed batsman and right arm off spinner. Sunder has played for India National Under-19 Cricket Team as a batsman.Also he has played 23 T20I for India with 19 dismissals on his name at an strike rate of 24.0 and an average of 27.73. Sunder made his IPL debut with Rising Pune Supergiant and did an impressive job by claiming eight wickets in 11 IPL matches at an economy rate of 6.16. Wahington Sunder has the record for the best bowling figures in IPL Final. In january 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him.
#2 Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal is a 19 years old left handed batsman. This young Karnatkan boy made his debut in first class cricket for Karnataka in 2018- 19 Ranji Trophy. In 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him in the Player Auction for 2019 Indian Premier League. Devdutt was the leading run scorer in 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by scoring 580 runs in 12 matches. With the strike rate of 175.5 and the ability to consistently score runs makes him a player to watch out for in IPL 2020.
#1 Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe is an Australian wicket keeper batsman. Josh made his Twenty20 debut for Perth Scorchers against Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League. After joining the Sydney Sixers, he scored 304 runs at a great strike rate nearing 160, also the highest ever score by a sixer 86 from just 49 balls.In the 2020 IPL Auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for the Indian Premier League 2020. His big hitting talent and match winning ability is what RCB was looking for for a long time.