Srinagar: In a major statement, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has said that RCB has got best bowling attack in IPL 2023.
RCB is set to face Mumbai Indians in their opening match of the tournament at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 2.
Speaking on Star Sports, Manjrekar said RCB has good depth in their bowling attack, going as far as calling their bowling unit perfect. RCB roped in England pacer Reece Topley for Rs 1.90 crore to bolster their already strong bowling attack.
“Their pace bowling has depth. Even if Hazlewood is not fit, then they have Topley. In spin, they have Wanindu Hasaranga. They have Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel. Their bowling is perfect and even Maxwell can bowl,” said Manjrekar.
“In this IPL, according to me, the best bowling attack belongs to RCB and that is their combined X-factor,” Manjrekar added.
RCB will be looking to win their first-ever IPL trophy after falling at the final hurdle in 2009 and most recently in 2016. They were dealt an injury blow with England all-rounder Will Jacks picking up an injury during their three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.
He has been replaced by New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell, who joined the Bangalore-based outfit for his base price of Rs 1 crore. Back in January, Bracewell grabbed eyeballs after he scored a magnificent hundred against India at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad in an ODI.