As a 20-year old young player, Steve Smith had first joined the RCB franchise in the 2010 IPL. Since the Australian batter was also a well-known leg-spinner in his formative days, the team management had easily bagged him for INR 13.9 Lakhs.
Unfortunately, since the team used to constantly grapple with his overseas picks, the all-rounder was largely underutilized and was viewed as a reserved overseas all-rounder.
With an aim to fill their void in the lower batting order, RCB had fetched Marcus Stoinis for INR 6.2 Crores in IPL 2019. His secondary skill of medium pace bowling had also immediately brought him to the fore as in the entire season, Stoinis had played a total of 10 games.
More importantly, his overall bowling did comprehensively brought a resolve to RCB’s woeful death bowling but unfortunately, even he got discarded after the last season.Morris had scalped 11 wickets from 9 games at an impressive economy of under 7
From his 8 appearances in the 2018 season, the SA wicket-keeper had quietly scored a total of 201 runs at an average of 25.12. Even his strike rate was grappling under 125 which normally isn’t the case while opening for other teams
During the initial years of RCB, Jacques Kallis used to be one of the vital members of the side. He along with the likes of Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble had taken the franchise to two back-to-back playoffs after the season of 2008.
Perhaps by holding a fine record where the SA spearhead had scalped a total of 27 wickets from his 28 games that too at an economy of around 6.7, RCB did not bag him in the mega auction of 2011.
Gayle had become an insurmountable force whose profusion of runs had become havoc for many IPL teams. Perhaps by twice crossing the 700-plus run mark in the 2012 and 2013 season, certainly Gayle was in his utter prime till the 2015 IPL season.
in between Watson had also joined RCB where he had drastically malfunctioned with the bat. Perhaps by casting him in the middle-order for two seasons, RCB had stirred away Watson’s usual opening position merely because of Chris Gayle’s brimming presence at the top.
Overall while the RCB team had a clear upright chance to nourish and foster once a generational talent like KL Rahul, the PBKS team has currently exhibited the Bangalore boy as the head chief of their franchise.