Royal Challengers Bangalore star AB de Villiers said it’s quite easy and common to talk up the team in the lead up to a new season but maintained that he isn’t willing to tag the current RCB side as one of their best. However, de Villiers said there’s a fresh feel in the camp as they prepare for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
The IPL title has been eluding RCB since the inception of the T20 tournament but there is an undeniable positive aura around the side as they look an improved outfit for IPL 2020. Having signed some experienced players of the likes of Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana and Chris Morris at the auction, RCB are looking forward to better things.
“It’s a tricky one because we say that every season ‘aah, this year is our team’. I promise you this year it’s different. That’s all I can tell you. I won’t say we have got the best team but there is a fresh feel in the team that I can’t explain. It’s very exciting,” AB de Villiers said in the latest episode of ‘RCB Bold Diaries’.
“Obviously, looking at the combinations there is backup where. There are options. The coaches and Virat have options to find the best XI in the tournament.
“It’s not just AB is going to play every game, Parthiv is going to play every game or Dale Steyn. There are options in every single department — batting, bowling fielding, you name it. So it’s exciting.”
“We have a really good work ethic. I won’t say it was different in the past but everyone has really bought into this hard-working environment.
RCB, who have been training in the UAE, will open their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on September 21.