With just a few weeks left for the 2022 Indian Premier League to begin, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have yet to announce their leader of the season. However, if sources should believe, senior batter Faf Du Plessis is the front runner to lead the team.
In particular, Virat Kohli has announced his intention to quit the RCB leadership position at the end of IPL 2021. And since then there have been discussions among cricket fighters about who could fit in Kohli shoes.
After the mega auction, Faf, Glenn Maxwell and the names Dinesh Karthik started making rounds. However, Maxwell’s arrival at the time, due to personal commitments, was in doubt. So voting rights can go for either Faf or Karthik.
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Karthik played for the RCB in 2015 and has previously coached the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Initially, Faf had a great experience of leading South Africa and his past batting record with Chennai Super Kings was also amazing.
“We will announce the real name soon. There are discussions on how we have better options with us,” an RCB source close to development said.
Talking about nine other groups, they have already selected their targets. Surprisingly, out of the nine chiefs (named so far), eight are Indians.
IPL 2022 leader:
Great Kings of Chennai (CSK) – MS Dhoni
Delhi Olu (DC) – Rishabh Pant
Gujarati Titan (GT) – Hardik Pandya
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Shreyas Iyer
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) – KL Rahul
Mumbai (MI) – Rohit Sharma
Kings of Punjab (PBKS) – Mayank Agarwal
Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Sanju Samson
Hyderabad (SRH) – Kane Williamson
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Not yet announced