Mar 7, 2023, 20:22 IST

WPL 2023 | RCB still has the spark to win the title of the inaugural season of the Women's Premier League


Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the great franchises in the game for long. Either it's the Indian premier league (IPL) or the Women's premier league(WPL). 

Management of Royal Challengers Bangalore makes sure to have an abundance of talent in the team. No matter how bad they have  started in this inaugural season of the Women's Premier League(WPL), The team surely has the strength and abilities to make a stronger comeback. 

The story so far - 

The Women's Premier League(WPL) began on 4th March 2023. Fans have waited a long time for this. The hype was real for this league. As everyone seems excited to watch their favourite cricketing stars on the field. Especially Royal Challengers Banglore is the most popular franchise. Till now Royal Challengers Bangalore played 2 games and unfortunately, they lost back to back. They lost the 1st game against Delhi Capitals (DC) and 2nd one was against Mumbai Indians (MI). After these 2 failures, there's still a ray of light and hope for Challengers. 

Few reasons why Royal Challengers Bangalore can win the title - 

1. The Magic Of Smriti Mandhana - 

Smriti Mandhana is one of the greatest names in the world of Cricket. When it comes to her quality, she stands extraordinary. She has that spark to turn the game. Quality, experience and most important leadership help one to turn the table. And Mandhana has all of them. Smriti has so far played 77 ODIs for India and scored 3073 runs at a strike rate of  83.91.

Talking about the T20 format. Mandhana has represented the women in blue in 116 games and scored 2802 runs at a strike rate of 123.87. Recently in the last T20 World Cup 2023, Smriti played a few stunning knocks. She made sure to challenge every ball coming her way. The opponent's bowlers found it too difficult to stop Smriti from smashing the bwolers across the park. She has that winning factor in her and she proved it Internationally. Now it's time to believe her that she can take the Royal Challengers Banglore to the treasure. As a skipper of the Challengers, she surely will challenge in the upcoming games. 

2. Banglore has the best bowlers in their team. 

Talking about the bowling unit the Royal Challengers Banglore stands at the top because they have truly talented fast bowlers. One of the master pacers Renuka Singh Thakur is in the squad. Her super swing bowling helped her to pick up 31 wickets in 32 T20Is at an economy of 6.43. Then the team has Megan Schutt, the world-class bowler with excellent performances of picking up 124 wickets in 96 T20Is at an economy rate of 6.21. Furthermore, Challengers have star all-rounders like Ellyse Perry and Sophie Devine. This power unit can surely help Banglore to reach its goals. It will get difficult for the opposition to face these brilliant bowlers. 

3. Experience is key- 

Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) has wealth of experience in their house. In these big tournaments, Experience plays a huge role. Sometimes the game is all about smart play. And Challengers have ample players who have tremendous knowledge about the game and the experiences. Some well-known names in the world for example Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Dane Van Niekerk and Megan Schutt. All these are in the Challengers team. Their experiences are key for Banglore to open the locks. The whole team is amazing and all they just need to do is adjust and start over again.