IPL 2023: 3 Left-Arm Pacers RCB May Target In The Auction After Trading Behrendorff To MI

The Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore were involved in the first official trade of players with MI trading in left-arm Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff from RCB ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Here are 3 left-arm pacers which RCB may target in the IPL 2023 mini-auction

Sam Curran

After missing the IPL 2022, Sam Curran is likely to return to the IPL and enter himself in the auction. In 32 IPL games between 2019 and 2021 for Punjab and Chennai, Sam picked up 32 wickets - including a hat-trick - and with the bat, in the IPL he averages 22 at a strike rate of 149 with a couple of fifties. Should Curran enter the IPL 2023 auction, he will certainly cause a fierce bidding war because of his skillset of being a left-arm seam-bowling all-rounder!

Josh Little

While Josh Little has been around the circuit for a while - he’s played 53 T20Is and 83 T20 matches - it was during the T20 World Cup 2022 that the Ireland pacer made a big splash. Playing a big part in Ireland’s success, the 22-year-old left-arm Irish seamer snapped 11 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 7 in the tournament in Australia, including that of Jos Buttler.

Reece Topley

Left-arm England pacer Reece Topley unfortunately was ruled out on the eve of the T20 World Cup 2022 due to injury. But Topley has taken significant strides in white-ball cricket this year and was even considered by many a certain starter in England’s XI. In 16 T20Is in 2022, Topley has taken 17 wickets at a good economy of 7.8.