RCB have never won it proves to me that team sport is not just about individuals: Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan

Former England player Michael Vaughan recently shared his views on the performance of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) team in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Vaughan pointed out that despite having some of the biggest names in cricket, including Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, and Faf du Plessis, RCB has yet to secure an IPL trophy.

Michael Vaughan on RCB’s lack of success in the IPL

Vaughan attributed RCB’s lack of success to the team’s individual-oriented approach rather than a cohesive team effort. He emphasized that having star players does not guarantee victory unless the team operates as a unit, with each player understanding their role. Vaughan suggested that RCB might need to restructure their team to allow other players to flourish.

“What I like about the fact the RCB have never won it proves to me that team sport is not just about individuals. You can go and buy all the biggest individual names and put them into a team but it doesn’t mean you’re going to win and it’s been proven at the RCB,” he said on the BeerBiceps Youtube channel

Vaughan also criticized RCB for not trying anything new and relying too much on their superstar players to bail them out of difficult situations. He argued that this strategy has not worked for them, as evidenced by their poor start to the season, with only one win from five matches.

“They’ve they’ve signed some incredible players – AB de VilliersVirat KohliGlenn Maxwell, Faf – unbelievable players. But it tells you unless you get the whole team operating and every single play knowing the roles and identifying different roles for different people and it might be that you have to rejig your team slightly just to allow someone else to flourish in a different position I don’t see the RCB s doing that,” he added.

Vaughan also opined that the franchise does not try anything new and seems to rely on the individual superstars in their team to bail them out of difficult situations, something that haven’t worked for them.

“I don’t see them trying anything different. I just see them thinking that – it’s probably wrong but again it’s perception – they just seem to think because they’ve got great players in this team, the management thinks well we’re going to win. It proves to me that even though you’ve got great players unless you get the team ethic, culture and you absolutely identify everyone’s roles perfectly, you’re not going to win trophies,” he said.

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