IPL 2020: Players to watch out for RCB according to their coach
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) head coach Simon Katich has mentioned some of the young players of RCB to watch out for in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Katich also said that when he’s with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he also noticed that players. “Having watched from far, being at KKR the last couple of years I did notice that there is a lot of young talent at RCB. They were not always playing all the time, so I guess the big thing now is that whenever they get those opportunities, grab them and run with it,” said Katich.
“But there’s probably a number of young guys. Padikkal [Devdutt Padikkal] has not played IPL yet but he had a magnificent season for Karnataka so will be interesting to see where he is after this break,” he further added.
Katich mentioned some other young stars who he thought would be the standout performer in the upcoming days.
“Then you have obviously got a young bowler like Mohammed Siraj who was at Sunrisers Hyderabad and now has been at RCB for a couple of years. He is still a young player. To me, someone like Pawan Negi is still a young player. He is just 27; anyone sub thirty to me is a young player because to me their best year is still in front of him. Shahbaz Ahmed did very well for Bengal last year in all formats so he is another exciting young player.”
He also named Washington Sundar and Australian Joshua Philippe who would be key in RCB’s line-up. “Washington Sundar, he is a current T20 player. He is only 20-21, so he still young, and then you have got Shivam Dube as well who came on the scene last year. When you look at from that perspective there is a lot of young talent… and then throw in young Josh Philippe who is an outstanding young talent for Australia. So, this is an exciting group to work with. We are looking forward to stuck in now and doing the work with them,” added Katich.