IPL is in its 11th year and RCB is still struggling to get its team combination right. Who should share the blame? Fans will readily point fingers at the team management for poor choices at the player auction: either the management spends exorbitant money on unproven players (Tymal Mills, last season) or doesn’t bid for local players. How else can one explain the retention of an average player like Sarfaraz Khan over a proven guy like KL Rahul? Or the decision to sign up a non-regular, also-ran player like Corey Anderson as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile?
The only consistent thing about RCB is that despite a star-studded lineup, they continue to be woeful. Somehow their mantra for the last 11 years seems to be – BUY GREAT PLAYERS- STILL, LOSE MATCHES- REPEAT.RCB is one team that seems to have got its selection wrong.
Unfortunately, most of the things are wrong with RCB every year.The star-studded lineup, destructive batsmen, and superb fan following- that has been RCB’s story for the last 11 years.
So what is wrong with RCB?
Royal Challengers Bangalore were under the spotlight as they were coming on the back of a poor last season. One of the most glamorous franchises in the IPL, the Virat Kohli-led RCB have never won the tournament. They, as expected, retained Indian skipper Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers, but threw up a surprise by retaining Sarfaraz Khan. RCB has always had a strong batting line-up and this season will be no different. They have made some great buys in Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock.
RCB Possible XI