Bangalore IPL team is looking like a solid test team but not like a fearsome twenty20 team. Bangalore has one of the best bowling attacks among the Indian Premier League teams but left with a weak batting lineup. I can’t understand the rationale behind the purchase of players like Chanderpaul and Wasim Jaffer. Bangalore franchise miserably failed to pick a good batting team in the Indian


Premier League auction which was recently held in Mumbai.


Rahul Dravid as an icon became a big burden for this franchise. Like Laxman, Dravid should have sacrificed his iconic status just for the sake of his team. Bangalore franchise missed to buy their young icon “Robin Uthappa”. Unlike his business deals, Vijay Mallya failed to create magic at the auction. Vijay Mallya bought Bangalore franchise for 111.6 million American dollars.
IPL Bangalore team review:
Rating: 3/5.
Franchise: Vijay Mallya of UB group.
Money spent on players: Rs. 15.2 crore.


Strong points:


1. Good wicket-keeper- Mark Boucher.

2. Anil Kumble spin on Indian pitches.

3. Very good bowling attack.

4. Fearsome Dale Steyn.
Weak points:


1. Too many accumulators- What will they do in 20-20 cricket matches?

2. Aged players like Dravid, Kallis and Chanderpaul.

IPL Bangalore team:

1. Rahul Dravid- Captain and Icon.

2. Jacques Kallis- South Africa- 3.6 crore.

3. Wasim Jaffer- India- 0.6 crore

4. Shivnarine Chanderpaul- West Indies- 0.8 crore.

5. Mark Boucher- South Africa- 1.8 crore.

6. Cameron White- Australia- 2 crore

7. Zaheer Khan- India- 1.8 crore.

8. Nathan Bracken- Australia- 1.3 crore.

9. Dale Stein- South Africa- 1.3 crore.

10. Anil Kumble- India- 2 crore.

Young recruits:
1. Manish Pandey- India- 0.4 crore.


You can play only four overseas players in a match, so what’s the point in buying eight?” – Vijay Mallya.

Verdict: It should buy some good batsmen among its younger picks to have any realistic chance to win the inaugural Indian Premier League tournament. Most of these old players are neither useful for brand promotion nor for twenty20 cricket matches.
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