Three reasons why RCB should field the duo of Will Jacks and Cameron Green together in place of Faf du Plessis

With the IPL coming up in less than a couple of months, a lot of questions are already starting to frequent the horizons for all the teams. For the Royal Challengers Bangalore who are still trying to lay their hands on the trophy, the questions seem a lot more oblique than a straightforward one. With the kind of overseas players they have, if there would have been five foreigners allowed in the tournament, they certainly would have been one of the favourites to win the tournament at least twice of thrice by now. However, the unfortunate part is that there are just four foreigners allowed and RCB will have to make do with it.

If we take a look at the base of foreigners that RCB has up their sleeve or possibly will be starting the game for the Challengers should include the likes of Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Reece Topley and anyone between Cameron Green or Will Jacks. To back them up, they have the impressive names of Alzarri Joseph, Tom Curran and Lockie Ferguson as well. However, the teams that have won IPL over the years, had to take one ruthless decision or the other. So for RCB what can be it? Well, we say they drop Faf du Plessis and find a captain in Kohli while fielding both Cameron Green and Will Jacks at the same time. Here’s three reasons why.

#1 The stars of future are here

It is needless to say that this can very well be Faf’s last season or may be the penultimate one. However, both for Will Jacks and Cameron Green, they are fairly new to the circuit and can be the herald of brilliance in the coming days for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. More importantly, both the players bring in all-round flair vis-à-vis Faf’s single dimensional flair of batting.


#2 Terrific strikers of the ball

One of the major problems for RCB in the last season was the lack of finishing flair. It is understandable that Faf continues to be a major name in the RCB echelons. However, his recent form is definitely worrisome and just to ensure that the Challengers are not making a blunder by fielding a war-horse who is struggling to get the runs in place, Will Jacks and Cameron Green slots in perfectly. Both Green and Jacks can pepper the bowlers mercilessly and if they get going together, it is needless to say that RCB can put any side to torch.

#3 A middle-order like none other

If RCB can be audacious enough to get hold of these two together in the middle-order and with the likes of a returning Rajat Patidar, and a ferocious Glenn Maxwell backed by Dinesh Karthik to cap things off, RCB will probably have the best batting line-up. Without Faf du Plessis, their opening slot may seem slightly shaky but this is where the experience of Virat Kohli and maybe the striking power of Anuj Rawat will be brought into the frame. Also, Cameron Green can be slotted in as an opener too.


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