The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is just around the corner now with about now 10 days left for the big tournament that will kick-off with the hugely crucial match between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest T20 cricket league in the world where cricket stars from all around the world and plays for the 10 teams that take part in the competition.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), one of the first 8 teams in the history of the IPL, have been one of the most unlucky team in the history of the IPL. Despite reaching the final several times in their existence, they have failed to win the IPL Trophy.
Meanwhile, RCB is aiming the IPL 2023 as the opportunity to win their first ever IPL Trophy. They have built a strong a team. Meanwhile, Indian cricket team spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has picked the RCB Playing XI for IPL 2023.
In a short video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Ashwin picked Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli as the opening duo for the tournament. He added that Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell should play at number 3 and 4 respectively while also all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed should bat at number 5.
He also insisted Dinesh Karthik, who had a great season last time, should continue to bat at number 6 and continue to play the role of a finisher.
He also picked the spin duo of Mahipal Lomror and Wanindu Hasaranga as the spin bowling duo and added Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj and Akash Deep as the pace bowling trio in the Playing XI.
Ashwin RCB Playing XI: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep