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Five reasons why Bangalore can win their first Indian T20 League title this year

By BetBarter Staff

March 14, 2022

Bangalore has been one of the most popular and followed teams in the Indian T20 League. It has loyal fans like no other team in the tournament. Bangalore has come very close to winning the title a couple of times but the trophy has been a distant dream. The 2022 season is just under two weeks away from commencement, and many are expecting this to be Bangalore’s year. Here are some of the reasons why Bangalore can win their maiden title this season.

New Captaincy

The Bangalore team has appointed Faf du Plessis as their skipper for the 2022 season. He is an aggressive player, just like their previous captain, Virat Kohli. However, he can be very calm and relaxed in tense situations. He has no experience as a captain in the Indian T20 League, but his overall T20 records are great. He has a win percentage of over 55 in all of T20 cricket. The South African surely has a strong cricketing mind and can guide them to their first win.

Renewed Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli stepped down as the team captain after the end of the 2021 season. Now that he is no longer the captain, he will have a chance to focus on his batting a lot more. The position that he bats at this year remain to be seen. Irrespective of that, Virat can play a lot more freely, which is a big plus. Fans will be hoping to see the Virat Kohli of 2016, in which he created history by scoring close to 1000 runs in a season.

A well-balanced team

The Bangalore team had a good time at the mega auction last month as they formed a good squad. They bought some very good players who make the team look balanced. Bangalore mostly has all its bases covered. The only department that they lack behind is their Indian batting lineup. Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik are the two most experienced Indian batters, and they do not have many options apart from that.

New head coach

Sanjay Banger has been appointed as the new head coach by the Bangalore team for the upcoming season. He has some great experience in coaching. He was India’s batting coach earlier and shared a great comradery with Virat Kohli. Banger had a big part in making India one of the strongest teams at the world stage. He will have a big responsibility on his shoulders.

Better Fast-bowling lineup

The Bangalore team has struggled with their fast bowling options in the past, but this season is different. They have a good variety of Indian and overseas bowlers who can win them matches. Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel will be their primary Indian bowler, and Josh Hazlewood will be their main overseas bowler. However, they will have to maintain their consistency throughout the season to make an impact in the tournament. Also, not to forget Wanindu Hasaranga, who can be a match winner.