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The 29-year-old Kohli, who was appointed as the skipper in 2014 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, had a decent outing in the tenth edition would continue to lead the outfit following his spectacular record.
In 2017 IPL edition, as other struggled to score for Bangalore, Kohli managed to register four fifties in 10 matches which further saw him scoring 308 runs at an average of 30.80.
One of the consistent performers, the reliable batsman Kohli has been a batting mainstay for the T20 fixture, as he has further been the quintessential part of the IPL for Bangalore in particular.
Moreover, Kohli has also saved all-important runs in the fielding after delivering with the willow.
Wearing his heart on sleeve, Kohli has been at the forefront to yield the desired results and would be eyeing to back his teammates in pursuit to lift the first-ever IPL title.
In 149 matches, Kohli amassed 4,418 runs at an average of 37.44. He smashed four hundreds and 30 fifties which further saw him smashing 382 boundaries and 160 sixes.
AB de Villiers:
The South African batsman AB de Villiers, who has dominated the bowlers with his aggressive brand of cricket, has further become an important across the globe to be picked for the professional Twenty20 competition.
The 33-year-old right-handed batsman de Villiers, who has all the shots in his book, eventually becomes one of the premium contenders – to retain his rank for the upcoming IPL even after failing to live up to his expectations in the 10th edition.
Known for his acrobatic stuff on the field and smashing the bowlers all-around the dial, de Villiers has been a prominent figure when it comes to the T20 cricket.
After being inducted by RCB in its squad in 2011 played overall 129 IPL matches in which he scored 3,473 runs at an average of 38.16. He smashed three hundreds and 22 fifties.
Enthralling the spectators, it would be interesting to see how much RCB will rely on the star performer from the South Africa.