India, March 21 -- On paper, Royal Challengers Bangalore could have won all the IPL seasons so far. On paper, their side look to be world-beaters, loaded with explosive batsmen at the top, who on their day can bludgeon opposition bowlers into submission, but then, once they step out on the field, and once the top order is controlled, they have fumbled and faded away.

RCB, one of the most fanatically followed IPL sides, have assembled a far more balanced squad this season. The captain has acknowledged the fact that decision making in crunch situations has not been their forte in the previous seasons, a trait, which can be improved this year.

A firing Virat Kohli, a rejuvenated AB de Villiers and strength in the middle order - RCB, like a...