IPL 2020: 5 Unsold players RCB should have picked in the auction
RCB have never won the Indian Premier League (IPL) to date.
Published - Dec 23, 2019 1:02 pm | Updated - Dec 23, 2019 1:02 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has often boasted of some of the best players in its squad. They have got the world’s best in the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and a couple of other players. However, the team has never won the Indian Premier League (IPL) to date.
Often, it is the auction that makes or breaks a team. For several seasons now, RCB hasn’t been able to crack the IPL auction formula. As a result, they have always failed to get the right set of combinations. The management has invested a lot on the batsmen in the past and in the process, completely ignored the bowlers. There have been a few corrective measures for some time now. Yet, it would have been great had RCB got some of the unsold players in its squad.
Here are five unsold players RCB could have bought:
1. Mushfiqur Rahim
He might be a man of small stature but Mushfiqur Rahim is an impactful player. The Bangladesh veteran is a great option to have in any side. But given that most of the teams are sorted with their wicket-keeping option, he remained unsold once again.
For RCB though, he could have been a great choice. The Royal Challengers Bangalore could have batted Mushfiqur Rahim at number four or five and he could have even kept wickets, paving the way Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch to open the innings. AB de Villiers would have come in at number three.
Then, they could have slotted Rahim in the middle-order to add more balance to the team and strengthen the middle order. At four, someone like Shivam Dube then would have been a great choice. He could’ve been given the freedom to play his shots and that might have been of great advantage for RCB.