3. Washington Sundar
The Tamil Nadu off-spinner is not new to opening the batting for his team. He has done it a number of times int he domestic tournaments over the years. In 2017 Tamil Nadu Premier League he opened and became the highest run-getter.
In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy he opened with Murali Vijay and scored 141 runs at an average of 28.20. While Vijay became the highest run-getter, Sundar finished second to him.
Last year in IPL Washington didn’t get much chance to bat. He just had to come in and slog. However he still managed to get a strike rate of 171.05 which was the highest among his RCB teammates. As a result this year he might be given the license to open the innings and smash from the very beginning.