5. Some players have ended up being mere travellers with confusing roles. Why was Washington Sundar picked? He is said to be a good power-play bowler, but he has not bowled often at any stage of the innings, let alone power-play. He is said to be a good batsman who can score briskly, but he has not been tried as a pinch-hitter opener.
Mumbai Indians are masters at nearly exiting the tournament and staging remarkable comebacks; they are well on their way to doing this again this year. King's XI Punjab have changed their team considerably and built a balanced batting/bowling unit. Even Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals have performed well at times. Sun Risers Hyderabad have been good as gold in spite of the fact that they do not have David Warner. They are sitting pretty at the top of the table. In fact, as things stand now, it may be tempting to hold the finals between SRH and CSK, and be done with the whole damn thing!
In all this, the frustrated, agonized RCB fan may well tear his hair out and say, WHY NOT RCB???!! Why are they not improving?
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