IPL 2021: AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are two of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hottest gamers.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) shall be one of many groups anticipated to be most energetic within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 participant public sale. The Bangalore-based franchise have the very best variety of obtainable slots — 13, with 4 of them being abroad gamers. Additionally they have the second greatest purse obtainable (Rs 35.90 crore), after Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) who’ve a wage cap of Rs 53.20 crore. The upcoming player auction shall be held in Chennai on February 18.
Here’s a have a look at the gamers who RCB would possibly look to purchase:
Devdutt Padikkal was one of many prime performers in IPL 2020 for the Bangalore-based franchise, rising as one of many group’s prime run-getters. Australian batsman Aaron Finch nonetheless didn’t make a lot of an influence, with the cricketer launched for the participant public sale. English opener Alex Hales who completed as the highest run-getter within the current version of the Massive Bash League (BBL), would possibly properly be one of many choices thought-about. Liam Livingstone who beforehand featured for Rajasthan Royals (RR), supplies one other different.
The center-order appears reliant on AB de Villiers, following the choice to launch Chris Morris, Shivam Dube and Gurkeerat Mann. The Bangalore-based franchise would possibly look to focus on Australians Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell, to convey some solidity in addition to firepower. Morris may properly be signed once more by RCB for a decrease sum.
Harbhajan Singh shall be a great addition to the RCB spin assault, led by Yuzvendra Chahal. Harbhajan’s expertise will definitely make the spin assault comprising of Washington Sundar, Chahal among the many large names a lot stronger.
The addition of Harshal Patel and Daniel Sams has offered some depth and variation within the pace-bowling assault. Nevertheless, the discharge of Umesh Yadav and Dale Steyn will must be backed by some efficient additions. Sheldon Cottrell, Mohit Sharma, Nathan Coulter-Nile would possibly properly be appropriate choices to plug the gaps.
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