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IPL Auction 2019: One mistake made by each team

Ameya Vaidya
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The 2019 IPL auction was fun to watch especially for all the cricket fans around the world. As usual, there were surprises as some big names like Brendon McCullum and Dale Steyn who went unsold at the auction. The teams spent pretty much what they had in their kitty.

Mistakes are part and parcel of the auction and hence are committed by almost every team while picking players or choosing to ignore some of them. The teams which overcome them on the pitch are finally the real champions.

The teams will hope that these mistakes do not cost them too much in the long run and they find the apt replacements as the tournament progresses.

Let us have a look at the one mistake made by each franchise at the IPL Auction 2019.

Note: Only those teams who picked more than 5 players have been considered here.


Royal Challengers Banglore- Were unable to pick a decent fast bowler

Royal Challengers Banglore
Royal Challengers Banglore

The Royal Challengers Banglore, despite having a formidable batting line-up consisting of Virat Kohli and AB de Villers were, unfortunately, let down by their miserable bowling department last year and hence couldn't compete for the IPL title effectively.

Their fast bowlers have been quite expensive, are incapable of bowling quality yorkers and thus have been smashed all over the park particularly while defending a target at the Chinnaswamy Stadium which is considered their fortress. This problem has persisted for several seasons and has not been firmly dealt with by the RCB think tank.

At the 2019 auction, the RCB picked quality batsmen like Hetmyer and the explosive Shivam Dubey. Despite knowing that their weakness of lack of quality pacers, the RCB ignored this area and hence will now go into the tournament with a weak pace attack which will again be challenged to restrict the opposition during the death overs in 2019.

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