3. Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is arguably the best number 3 batsmen in the world right now. As a result, Kohli playing at 3 is a no brainer for the RCB. On several occasions, we’ve seen the RCB skipper open the innings with Parthiv Patel.
But with the inclusion of Aaron Finch in the RCB squad, it is unlikely that Kohli will continue to open for RCB. So we assume that Kohli will bat at 3 for RCB in majority matches this year. Though we may expect him to move up the order in case of a shortened match.
If needed he can open with Finch and help RCB chase huge targets in a rain-affected game.