5 Picks by Royal Challengers Bangalore which went wrong
RCB haven't been very lucky when it comes to spending big bucks in the IPL
Published - May 14, 2017 4:47 pm | Updated - May 14, 2017 4:47 pm
The IPL auctions have always stirred a roar even before the action could mark its presence. And every year the bank has been broken in order to rope in some fascinating performers. Talking about auctions, today we take a look at one of the most entertaining teams of the IPL, both on and off the field- the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Bangalore-based franchise has never shied away from going for the big guns, and in the process, bought some of the biggest names over the years. But their bids haven’t always brought them a good fortune on the field.
Presenting 5 picks by RCB which went wrong:
#1 Cameron White – USD 500,000 in 2008
When the RCB ‘think-tank’ bought the Australian all-rounder Cameron White during the 2008 auction, it was believed that his all-round ability will benefit the franchise which was then termed as a ‘Test side’ due to the lack of ‘T20-mode’ players in their squad.
An aggressive middle-order batsman and a leg-break bowler, White could only manage 114 runs from eight matches at an average of 16.28 with the bat. An economy of 24 with the ball meant that he rolled his arms over just 6 times out of the 8 games that he participated in. The side finished seventh placed in the inaugural season, just one slot above Hyderabad Deccan Chargers. His stats tripped off for worse in 2010, the Australian could only produce 48 runs in seven games and went wicket-less with the ball.