Throughout the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore had explosive squads. However, the team rarely impressed as they only contain a winning percentage of 47.61% after winning 80 of the 168 T20 matches.
RCB came close to winning the title, but was never able to counter the pressure of a big occasion. Their last three IPL seasons saw them failing to qualifying for the play-offs of the 20-over tournament.
Recently, former RCB captain and one of the most respected figures of the cricketing world Rahul Dravid came forward to dissect the continuous failures of the red team. The cricketer turned coach is of the opinion that RCB rarely managed to balance their side as they usually packed the squad with explosive batters, but failed to form a quality bowling unit.
Moreover, the veteran of 164 Tests and 344 ODIs detected a weak core of local talent, which makes RCB rely a lot on their overseas picks. Doing this, he highlighted the example of Chennai Super Kings – a side which ticks all the aforementioned boxes.