The Royal Challengers Bangalore made it to the playoffs of IPL 2020. After 2016 Virat Kohli and his men finally made it in the top 4 but couldn’t advance further in the competition. RCB lost to SRH in the eliminator and their long wait to win their maiden IPL title remains.
This year after the auction RCB had a much more balanced side which resulted in brilliant performances in the first half of the competition. However, in the second phase RCB struggled to win and lost their last 5 matches of the season. Few new RCB players performed exceedingly well but some of the experienced players disappointed this season. The marquee RCBside still have some holes to plug in before the next IPL season.
In this feature, we look ahead at 5 players that RCB might release of the next season. Players who failed to live up to expectations this year and RCB is likely to release ahead of the mini or mega auctions next year.
5 Players Royal Challengers Bangalore Might Release Ahead of IPL 2021
5. Umesh Yadav
In the very first match for RCB in IPL 2020, Umesh Yadav was taken to the cleaners and since then never became a regular feature in their squad. The seasoned fast bowler only played 2 matches in the season and went wicketless in both games. On top of that, his economy rate was 11.85 which shows that he had no control whatsoever on his line and length.
RCB is likely to look beyond Umesh Yadav who hasn’t been impressive in the last few years. The franchise desperately needs a bowler who can not only pick wickets upfront but also bowl economical bowlers at the death. Sadly Umesh no longer fits in that category and it is almost certain that he will not again play for RCB from next year.