Playing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore right now must be a little like playing against Manchester United. If the bullish Wayne Rooney doesn't fire one in with his head, Ji Sung Park will sneak up when you least expect it and if the South Korean isn't able to do the job, Dimitar Berbatov is waiting for a chance to net home.
Jacques Kallis, with his stocky frame and oodles of talent is the Rooney, the man we can expect to score no matter what the situation. He hasn't quite got 32 half centuries, the number of goals Rooney has scored this season, but the three 50-plus knocks from Kallis are worth just as much.
Pandey has the demeanor of Park - he looks sweet, gentle and reserved but he understands his role in the team and when it's time to turn on the heat, he does. Robin Uthappa is the Berbatov of the team. Neither assume complete responsibility, but both know they are no longer youngsters and shine when the opportunity comes their way.