Twice the bridesmaids but never the bride, Royal Challengers Bangalore will hope their star-studded batting line-up can finally lead them down the aisle in the 2014 IPL.
Heartbreaking grand final defeats to Deccan in 2009 and Chennai in 2011 were painful enough, but for the last two years, RCB have missed out on even making the semi-finals.
Steps have been taken to prevent this happening again, however, and after shelling out on the 2014 auction's most expensive player, another failure would be embarrassing.
Let's take a look at how Bangalore are shaping up ahead of the new campaign.
As part of Bleacher Report's extensive coverage of this season's Indian Premier League, this slideshow will preview the Royal Challengers Bangalore prospects this year.