Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been the most unsuccessful side in the IPL thus far. Despite having experimented with plenty of talents, the side has not been able to yield benefits from it. RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala believes performance delivers the side but it has not been up to the mark.
RCB has the record of reaching three finals. RCB entered the final match last time in 2016 but since then they have been at the bottom of the table. Moreover, in 2019, the franchise finished last with just 5 wins from 14 matches. The team chairman has also said that though the team is learning, not winning titles adds pressure.
“Performance is something that motivates us and drives all of us. We have been three times in the finals, (but) never lifted the trophy. It does add pressure.There’s no doubt about it. But there is also learning every time,” Sanjeev Churiwala was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“Our last two performances (seasons) has not been really upto the mark, but otherwise by and large it was not something that we should be really concerned about.”
RCB has been bolstered with plenty of talents in their ranks. However, they have not been able to make the most of it. RCB have played with the likes of Chris Gayle, captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in their side. But their bowling at the same time has been questionable. Mitchell Starc has missed out on playing for the franchise owing to injuries.
RCB are still to depart for IPL 2020 with KXIP and KKR already leaving for Dubai. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are also expected to join them in due course. The new season, however, will be a chance for RCB to revive their fortunes.
Meanwhile, after VIVO pulled out as the sponsors for IPL, Dream 11 bagged the deal for Rs.220 crore for four months. IPL will get underway from September 19 with the final being played on November 10. However, the final fixture for the lucrative tournament is still to be announced, with Mumbai Indians set to put their title on defense.