Every season the Royals look like the top contenders for the trophy. But at some points they seem to have not the enough firepower to cross the finishing line. This year too they have some weaknesses.
The team’s main core is formed by Jos Butler, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes. However these players will not be part of the tournament in the second half. This is because of the upcoming World Cup.
Another area of concern is lack of experienced Indian pacers apart from Jaydev Unadkat. If Unadkat leaks runs, skipper Rahane will have not other option to lean to.
Moreover the spin bowling department is pretty much inexperienced. Spinner duo Shreyas Gopal and Krishnappa Gowtham had a decent performance last year. But on the other hand they are still young and lack experience.