IPL: 4 popular players who never played a single match for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the 10 seasons of the IPL, have never managed to lift the trophy even once, coming extremely close on three occasions but falling short.
It is rather surprising considering the plethora of talent at their disposal in most of the seasons.
Some truly world-class players have represented RCB in the past, including Chris Gayle, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Dale Steyn.
However, across 10 seasons, there have been numerous great players who were overlooked and as a result never got the chance to represent the franchise.
Here, we look at four players who never played a single game for RCB in the IPL:
#4 Nathan Bracken
In the early to mid-2000s, Bracken was one of the best bowlers in the world. Blessed with unnerving accuracy, the left-arm seamer was a potent limited overs bowler, as evidenced by his 174 wickets and economy under five in ODIs.
Bracken was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first two editions of the tournament but did not get the opportunity to play a single game due to injury. Bracken ended up without playing a single IPL game in his career.