5 Times RCB overspent on their players in IPL Auction history
The franchise went all out for these players and broke the bank during the auction only to get disapppointed.
Updated - Jan 4, 2020 10:57 am
Year after year, there is a lot of spotlight on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). There is a lot of promise but they flatter to deceive. Be it in the IPL or at the auctions, they have underperformed more often than not. They are one of the most exciting franchises but they have nothing to show in their trophy cabinet.
RCB are also known to spend big in the auctions. In most of the auctions in the past, RCB have been among the top buyers and tend to record some of the most expensive buys as well. Be it Kevin Pietersen in 2009 or Yuvraj Singh in 2014 or Shane Watson in 2016 or even the INR 6.2 crore trade for Marcus Stoinis last season, RCB have broken the bank and gone overboard to get these players.
There are some other players as well who have gone for plenty and RCB have overspent on them and they disappointed big time.
Here we bring you five players over whom RCB overspent in the auction
Tymal Mills (2017) – INR 12 crore
A lot of people seem to have forgotten about Tymal Mills. A few years back, the England left-arm fast bowler was one of the big picks among bowlers in most T20 leagues across the world. Mills had the ability to bowl quick and rattle the batsmen with pace. However, he even had a deceptive slower one and could bring down his pace significantly.
Thus, he was rated pretty highly. The Yorkshire-born pacer was a part of the T20 Blast, PSL and BBL as well. Moreover, he got an opportunity in the England T20I side and he did well in India just ahead of the auctions in 2017. He picked up three wickets and impressed with his variations.
RCB went all out for Mills and paid a whopping sum of INR 12 crore. However, he was well under-par in the limited number of games he played. Mills struggled slightly with his fitness but was also under-par with the ball. He picked up five wickets from as many games and went at an economy of 8.58. Irrespective of how he performed, INR 12 crore was way too much and RCB clearly overspent.