IPL 2020: Virat Kohli-led RCB may break title jinx this year, says Venkatesh Prasad
Bengaluru: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Venkatesh Prasad feels the Virat Kohli-led Bengaluru franchise may break the jinx and win the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy this year in the UAE. Prasad, who was with RCB, will now be part of Star Sports Kannada commentary panel. He and other former cricketers will share their expert opinions during the 13th edition of the IPL.
IPL 2020 will be played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10. Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opener in Abu Dhabi.
Former India paceman Prasad said RCB have a “fantastic” spin bowling attack and also a “strong” batting line-up.
“It has been a long wait for the fans of the Dream11 IPL, and with the season kick-starting on 19th September, I’m sure everyone will be anticipating to watch their favourite teams and players back in action. Karnataka has the best fans and supporters when it comes to cricket. To this abode of fans, Star Sports Kannada is all set to ring in live action in Kannada with programming that includes BTS, anecdotes, match analysis and lots more,” Prasad said.
He added, “Watching all the team closely, I think Virat Kohli and the boys may just break the victory jinx this year. With a fantastic spin attack and a strong batting line-up, the team will pose as strong competitors in the tournament.”
In the previous 12 years of IPL, RCB have never won the trophy. This year, they have a new director of cricket (Mike Hesson) and new head coach (Simon Katich).