Hindu – It was yet another season of disappointment for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) last year as the side finished sixth in the league, winning only six games and failing to advance to the IPL Playoffs.

Summary

  • It was yet another season of disappointment for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) last year as the side finished sixth in the league, winning only six games and failing to advance to the IPL Playoffs.
  • At the auction, RCB bought nine players, including Shimron Hetmyer and Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dubey.
  • The batting lacked depth, with RCB overly reliant on Kohli (530) and A.B.
  • Dubey is yet to feature in the IPL while Akshdeep has played only six IPL games in his career, including one match last year for Kings XI Punjab.
  • Choosing four overseas players from among de Villiers, Moeen, Stoinis, Southee, Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be no simple task.


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