Thefranchise in Bangalore has had one of the best teams for many years with players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gale, but they haven’t been able to win a single IPL season.
Rahul Dravid (source: CricTracker)
Rahul Dravid is one of the legends of the game, and his opinion is respected worldwide. After Dravid withdrew from international cricket, he made a commitment to help a young generation of aspiring cricketers in India. He coached Indians under the age of 19 to win the 2018 World Cup. He is currently director of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Recently Dravid analyzed and talked about why the Royal Challengers Bangalore has not yet been successful with the IPL. The former Indian captain compared the franchise with the Chennai Super Kings, who were IPL’s most successful team. His analysis was published in a book entitled Cricket 2.0 – Inside Revolution T20 by Tim Wigmore and Freddy Wilde.
Dravid noted that the owners of the Chennai Super King were involved in managing the cricket team before joining the IPL. When they met the IPL, Chennai probably had an advantage over many other franchises because its owners, Cements of India, already ran cricket teams, Dravid, said, which was quoted by the Hindustan Times.
KSB was just the best-known team they led. In a way, they always had people there and their scouting system was probably better than that of other teams from the start, he added.
Dravid also noted that BCR is not very good for auctioning and selecting players. I think they were very bad in elections and auctions. Bangalore has never been a very balanced team, Dravid said. They had a better year when they had a bowler like Mitchell Stark who could finish the games for them. But they kept going outside and picking up drummers.
Dravid also noted that the success of the CSC was based on the fact that they were good bowlers. Here Chennai has always been successful because they often had more bowling experience than in Bangalore, said the right hand.
Bad bidding and game selection: Rahul Dravid on RCB
The veteran also stated that the BCR does not perform well when it comes to choosing the right combination for the party going to IPL. For the RCB, you always had the feeling they’d chase the cauldron of death with a gun. First thing you notice is that they spent 15 crores on Hurricane Singh, and you think: Oh, shit! That’s not why they’re on the market! And when the cauldron of death comes, they won’t be able to spend the money, so we can cut them off.
Dravid pointed out that KSB has a core group of players who regularly represent the franchise. Players such as Mahendra Singh Doni, Suresh Raina and Duane Bravo have stayed on the sidelines and helped the team develop and succeed.
Many foreign players are available for four slots. But the number of Indian quality players is limited, and the fact that CSK has been able to sign some of the best players means that they’ve always had that core, according to Dravid.
The Bangalore franchise has had one of the best teams for many years with players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gale, but failed to win a single IPL season.