A close study of the Bangalore franchise suggests that until and unless Bangalore makes a bold call as far as their captaincy is concerned, cricketing rationale suggests three candidates for the vacant spot of the leader. These are Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and Faf du Plessis. Only Maxwell among the three is active in both international and franchise cricket but is also the youngest of the lot, in case, Bangalore are mulling a long-term option. DK did lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the past but had to make way for Eoin Morgan midway through the season. As far as Du Plessis is concerned, he is already 37 and while he is fitter than most of his contemporaries, he may not be there for a long time. Yet the leadership experience he brings having captained South Africa in the past makes him a tempting option.