Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have a huge task up their sleeves ahead of the retention deadline for the mega IPL 2022 auction. RCB is going through a massive transformation after their skipper Virat Kohli decided to quit the captaincy last season and their star player AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
RCB has always had a strong squad, but they have never managed to win the title. Their dry run for the title has been too long and millions of their fans would now be hoping that change in captaincy will bring so much needed luck to their franchise.
However, coming back to the retention deadline, the BCCI has told franchises to finalise give their names before the 30th November. In this post, we will have a look at the 4 names Royal Challengers Bangalore should retain before IPL 2022.
1) Virat Kohli
There is no doubt in our minds that Virat Kohli will be the first player on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s retention list. He is their icon player and the best batsman of his generation. It’s an absolute no-brainer that RCB will retain Virat Kohli.
2) Glenn Maxwell
In the absence of AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell becomes the best overseas choice for retention for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Maxwell showed good form and skills in the last season of IPL, and impressed one and all with his all-round skills. It is almost certain that RCB will put their weight behind the ‘Big Show’ and retain him in their squad.
3) Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal has been Royal Challengers Bangalore’s main strike bowler and he is also one of the best spinners in the country. It is highly likely that the RCB think-tank will retain Chahal in their squad and now push in the auction pool for others teams to have a go.
Many fans and pundits believe that Royal Challengers Bangalore should retain Devdutt Paddikal ahead of Harshal Patel but we think they will go for Harshal because he was the leading wicket-taker in the last season of IPL, including a hat-trick, and now he is also in the Indian team for T20Is.