Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg feels Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have made a big mistake by not signing all-rounders as replacements for Daniel Sams and Washington Sundar. The management of the franchise has signed Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera and George Garton.
According to Hogg, RCB should have signed players who can contribute with both bat and ball.
“There are two big losses for RCB – Daniel Sams and Washington Sundar. They are two good all-rounders in the lower-order, who give good dimensions with both bat and ball. That is going to be a huge loss for them. The replacements they have got are David, Chameera, Hasaranga and George Garton. They don’t really match up with the all-rounders that they are missing. I think RCB have made a mistake by not going after all-rounders.”
According to him, RCB’s over-reliance on Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers could cost them. “If RCB lose Maxwell and Virat Kohli early, they will be relying heaving on AB de Villiers. I don’t think they have got enough batting around them to cover that loss there considering they are lacking in the all-round department as well.”