5 cricketers who never featured in IPL after playing for RCB
Most of the time the Bangalore franchise has not utilized their resources well and these players lost their IPL value because of their RCB stint.
Updated - Sep 22, 2019 1:58 pm
IPL has been a terrific platform for the cricketing talents and it has continuously supplied the goods to the international circuit. Here all the teams are worthy title contenders which makes this tournament more entertaining than the other T20 leagues. Above all, whether a team wins or loses the fanbase has remained loyal and one such popular team is Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Over the years the Virat Kohli-led side has recruited world-class players and they have given some prestigious moments to the league. Amidst their aura, there have been players who have represented the franchise occasionally. They may not have generated mind-boggling numbers but they had the skills to become permanent members of the side. Unfortunately, they were dropped after a couple of failures and then their IPL dreams came to a standstill.
Here is the list of 5 cricketers who never featured in IPL after playing for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore):
1) Manvinder Bisla
Even after having some of the world-class batsmen in their line-up, the Bangalore side is never short of batting problems. They have been unable to break the code and in the process, they have underutilized some of their batting commodities. The situation was quite similar in 2015 as the Challengers were trying to find an opening partner for Chris Gayle.
So they snapped up Manvinder Bisla in the auction who is an unrated keeper-batsman of the Indian domestic circuit. The right-hander is a hard-hitting player who relies on his hand-eye coordination to succeed. Bisla rose to fame after his match-winning knock in 2012 IPL final but his stocks didn’t rise in the next two seasons. As a result, he was traded by the Kolkata team before the 2015 IPL auction.
Bisla didn’t have to wait long for his opportunities and opened the innings with Chris Gayle on his RCB debut. Surprisingly he played only two games and then skipper, Virat Kohli promoted himself and took over the opening duties. Thereafter he was benched for the rest of the series and was subsequently released from the squad. It turned out to be his last stint in IPL as since then he has failed to attract a buyer in the auction.