Virat Kohli will begin his quest for an elusive IPL title when perennial under-achievers Royal Challengers Bangalore take on David Warner’s consistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening IPL encounter in Dubai on Monday.
Both teams possess dangerous batsmen who can single-handedly take the game away from the opposition but it will be the bowling line-ups that will be keenly watched.
Kohli has always led from the front but he knows his search for a maiden title will remain incomplete if the team doesn’t perform in all departments. The addition of Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch to the squad gives the star-studded batting line up more firepower. Expectations are also high from highly-rated young opener Devdutt Padikal.
On the other hand, Warner, whose exploits in…