IPL: 5 Players who were underutilized by RCB
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Updated - May 3, 2021 2:59 pm
RCB is one of the most popular teams in the IPL. Even though the franchise is yet to win a trophy, it has attained a huge fanbase. It is particularly due to the reason that Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers belong to this side who have a legion of fans.
Although RCB is having a very fine season this time around with possibly their best start to any season, things haven’t always been the same for RCB. In fact, they didn’t qualify into the playoffs between the 2017 and 2019 edition. One big reason behind their failures is the team management belonging to them.
RCB has been joined by some really fine players over the years. But they couldn’t give in their best for RCB and went on to do better for other franchises. We are going to look at some of those players who would have done better if they were managed better by RCB management.
5 Players who were underutilized by RCB
1. Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock is currently playing for Mumbai Indians and has been having a blast for the team ever since he was picked in the 2019 edition. He has scored in the excess of 500 runs in each season he played for MI with an impressive average of 35 in both seasons. He has scored nine half-centuries in the last couple of seasons and has been one of the best batsmen for MI.
But what went wrong in the case of RCB for him? The reason is that RCB underutilized him completely. While MI trusted him fully and gave him a chance in each of the matches, RCB left him out more often than not in the 2018 edition even though he was in pretty good touch. He scored 201 runs at an average of 25 for RCB which wasn’t bad by any means.
The 2018 edition was one of the worst IPL seasons for RCB as they finished 6th on the points table. They played Parthiv Patel over De Kock who did well in his own rights but was never a match-winner. Leaving out a player having caliber like De Kock was a very questionable decision on part of the Bangalore franchise.