For the IPL 2024 auction, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have a purse available of INR 23.25 Crore. This was, however, INR 40.75 crore after they announced their list of retained and released players, but it got reduced by INR 17.5 crore when they traded in Cameron Green from the Mumbai Indians.
RCB have released three big players in Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood before roing in Green.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players retained and released:
Players retained: Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Vyshak Vijaykumar
Players traded out: Shahbaz Ahmed
Players traded in: Mayank Dagar, Cameron Green
Players released: Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, Siddharth Kaul
RCB have failed to win a single trophy while playing all 16 seasons of the IPL. They have reached the IPL final three times but lost in the final all three times.
RCB’s top six looks sorted with Faf, Kohli, Patidar, Maxwell, Green, and Karthik. They have released a number of bowlers and all-rounders, and they will look to rebuild their squad in this category as RCB aim for an IPL title.
Here are 2 players RCB should go after in the IPL 2024 auction:
RCB’s bowling last season, especially at the Chinnaswamy, was disappointing. RCB are likely to go hard after Mitchell Starc, who is set to return to the IPL for the first time since 2015.
Starc played two seasons in the IPL in 2014 and 2015 for RCB, picking 34 wickets in 26 innings. Starc will solve a big worry of RCB – that is death bowling as he is one of the deadliest pacers in the world.
Since RCB has released Hasaranga, they will want to get a quality, experienced leg-spinner on their side. Adil Rashid fits that bill.
What Adil Rashid brings with him is not only a huge amount of experience of T20 cricket – he’s featured in 275 T20 matches – but also the experience of bowling on flat, batting-friendly surfaces on which England have generally played their white-ball cricket. Rashid made significant contributions in England’s T20 World Cup win last year, and could be the missing jigsaw puzzle piece that RCB had been missing in recent years.