Aakash Chopra, a former India opener, believes that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would not place in the top three on the 2023 Indian Premier League points table following the conclusion of the league round (IPL).
This year, the three-time finalists will try to win their first IPL championship. On April 2 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, they will play their IPL season opener against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians (MI).
This team ought to advance, but Bangalore struggles when they play at home. When they compete in neutral settings, they are a gun side. That will present a unique challenge. They might be on the verge. Between four and six can be the finishing time. They couldnot place among the top three,” declared Chopra.
Because batting almost cancels each other out, particularly when you play at home, the bowlers’ column determines where you go. Wanindu Hasaranga is the first name. After that, Josh Hazlewood’s availability is seriously in doubt.
Josh Hazlewood is probably going to miss a few IPL 2023 games.
The former cricketer-turned-commentator then discussed the injured Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood, noting that without him, RCB’s international fast bowling unit appears to be lacking a bit. David Willey is not a good alternative for the Australian seamer, according to Chopra.
Hazlewood was forced to withdraw from the just finished Test and ODI series against India after suffering an Achilles injury during Australia’s home Test series against South Africa. TheThis season, Australian is rumoured to miss a few games.
Reece Topley, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, and Harshal Patel will all be present. Karn Sharma and Akash Deep are also present. There are numerous names, many of which are excellent. The bowling had appeared to be excellent, but David Willey cannot fill Josh Hazlewood’s shoes, greatly weakening the team.