Out of 7 matches in the 1st half of IPL 2021, RCB won 5 matches. The 2nd half of IPL 2021 is set to start from September 2021 and will be hosted by UAE. Virat Kohli will be itching to win his 1st ever IPL trophy. That said, here are 3 reasons why RCB could win the IPL 2021 title in UAE:
3. RCB started the IPL 2021 season with a bang
This was the 1st IPL season in which RCB managed to win its first 4 games in a row. RCB will be keen to continue its sublime form in the remainder of IPL 2021. The pitch conditions in UAE are ideal for batsmen. AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, and Devdutt Padikkal could continue their good form in the UAE for the 2nd half of IPL 2021. If RCB performs well in UAE conditions this year, they could win their 1st ever IPL trophy.
2. Good run of form in the UAE in IPL 2020
The 13th edition of the IPL was hosted by the UAE. Hence, RCB players are quite familiar with the pitch conditions in the UAE. In IPL 2020, RCB managed to qualify for the playoffs. Unfortunately, RCB lost to SRH in the eliminator round of the IPL 2020 playoffs. With RCB’s key players in sublime form in the 1st half of IPL 2021, RCB could run riot in the 2nd half of IPL 2021 at UAE.
1. RCB have a more balanced team in IPL 2021 compared to IPL 2020
RCB has a more balanced team to play in UAE conditions in IPL 2021 in comparison to IPL 2020. The acquisition of Glenn Maxwell has yielded fruit for RCB in IPL 2021 so far. Furthermore, the inclusion of Harshal Patel in the starting lineup has also worked wonders for RCB in IPL 2021. Yuzvendra Chahal could be RCB’s most crucial bowler for RCB in the 2nd half of IPL 2021. In IPL 2020, Chahal scalped a total of 20 wickets for RCB. Chahal might manage to replicate a similar performance in the 2nd half of IPL 2021. RCB will also rely on Glenn Maxwell to fire with the bat in the 2nd half of IPL 2021.