IPL 2017, RCB vs DD: 5 ways how RCB can turn the tide without Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers!

Indian Premier League 2017, RCB v DD: Rishabh Pant may be a pocket-sized dynamo but he makes you believe that he is the one who can do it

They may have lost the first game against a formidable Rising Pune Supergiant, but the wounded army will play for the pride of their big daddies today. Virat Kohli, who originally is the captain of the side, hates losing. They may have lost the last game but Shane Watson would be raring to take revenge today as they take on a depleted Delhi Daredevils.

5 points Shane Watson could adhere to turn the tide:

Open with Travis: It may sound strange but thelanky Australian southpaw just makes you believe that he is the one who can do it. Do not get taken in by his height. This guy packs the punch.

Sharpen fielding: Fielding has over and again proved to be a decisive factor in deciding games and Royal Challengers Bangalore were sloppy, which is not expected, they have to improve on those grounds.

Gayle shoulders responsibility: In the absence of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle will have to go on and bat for as long as possible, if RCB have to do well in this tournament. He just can’t throw his wicket away.

Karun Nair is due: This guy like Rishabh Pant can play the big shots and he needs to come good for his team as they do not have the big names.

Aniket Choudhary over Sreenath Aravind: This little tweaking could help as Aravind did not have the best of days when they met RPS, hence the other promising star should get the nod.

Probable XI: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head/AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Shane Watson (c), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi/Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary

Probable XI: Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Shahbaz Nadeem/Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada/Pat Cummins