Betfair ODDs as on date
To reach final: 3.10
For the new-look Royal Challengers Bangalore --- they retained only Virat Kohli and failed to buy back most of their players --- the pressure will be on to emulate if not better the results of the last two editions.
The fact that they were the runners-up in 2009 and the third-placed team in 2010, naturally will mean more expectations. The good news is that the new faces in the squad in many ways mirror those that the team management failed to get even after trying their near-best at the auction earlier in January.
The better news for them though could be that Anil Kumble will neither be bowling or plotting against the side he led so successfully in seasons two and three. Instead, Kumble will be joining the man most apt to take over from him in mentoring the side. On Tuesday, RCB expectedly named Daniel Vettori as the skipper.