Updated: 25 May 2022
TATA IPL 2023: 4 Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Should Target In IPL 2023. Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) have performed reasonably well in the ongoing IPL 2022. Out of 12 matches played so far, they have won 7 and lost 5. A win in one of the remaining 2 matches will ensure their place in the playoff stage of IPL 2022. In the IPL 2022 mega auction, RCB purchased a few utility players who have risen to the occasion and have performed well for the side. Faf du Plessis (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, and Harshal Patel are a few names who have shined in this 15th edition.
The biggest addition was Dinesh Karthik, who has impressed everyone with his exceptional stroke-play and has been instrumental in leading RCB to the victory in a couple of games.
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4 Players RCB Should Target In IPL 2023 Auction:
Chris Gayle took a break from the IPL 2022, and now, he has openly expressed his desire to participate in the upcoming IPL 2023 auction. Gayle has been one of the best players for RCB. He has played a few innings that have changed the game’s course. With Chris Gayle coming into the auction pool, RCB would be eager to purchase one of the veteran X players of the team.
Although Gayle’s reflexes have reduced drastically, he is still one of the batsmen who gets going and can torment the opposition bowling attack. Gayle’s addition to RCB will bring more fire to the top of the order.
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Adil Rashid is another player who RCB might target in IPL 2023 auction. This English bowler has the ability to make the bowl turn sideways. The Indian pitches will be best suited for this wrist spinner. RCB has lacked a quality spin bowler in the ongoing IPL 2022, and the addition of Adil Rashid will provide the much-needed variety to the bowling attack for the team.
One of the most promising players of the current generation, Ben Stokes, did not participate in the IPL 2022 mega auction as he wanted to focus on reviving the England team for the Ashes series. But, it is almost certain that Ben Stokes will be available for IPL 2023 auction. Given the impact he has in T20 cricket, he will be a hot buy in IPL 2023 auction.
RCB might go all guns blazing to purchase Ben Stokes, as he can provide the solidity to the middle-order. His medium-pace bowling is also an added advantage.
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Glenn Philips was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 for 1.5 cr. However, he has failed to get a game in this season. The dashing kiwi batsmen hold the record for hitting the maximum sixes in the calendar year in 2021. RCB would be eager to avail his services in IPL 2023 auction. Glenn Philips is also a very good fielder, apart from being an aggressive hitter.
IPL 2022 RCB Full Squad:
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Finn Allen, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Luvnith Sisodia, Jason Behrendorff, Chama Milind, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Sherfane Rutherford, Suyash Prabhudesai, Siddharth Kaul, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Aneeshwar Gautam.