Updated: 08 December 2022
IPL 2023 Auction: 4 Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Target. Royal Challengers Bangalore, is one of the few teams, who despite having a star-studded team has failed to lift the IPL trophy. This has to do with their inability to win matches in the knockout stages. The high-quality caliber of the squad has often resulted in individual brilliance, but, they have not played as a unit, making them fragile toward the knockout stages.
Royal Challengers Bangalore released 5 players ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction. They have retained the core strength of the squad and released a few players, who seemed of no or very less importance. This has resulted in them having 8.75 crores in their kitty. Let us look at the 4 players Royal Challengers Bangalore can target in the IPL 2023 auction.
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Adam Zampa could be one of the top players RCB can target in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. He has the pace variations clubbed with frequent googly. This entices the batters to go after him, resulting in him getting wickets. If we talk about the IPL, the Aussie leg spinner has picked up 21 wickets in 14 matches at a good strike rate of 13.67.
They have just one leg spinner in the form of Wanindu Hasaranga. The team management will be eying a backup bowler and Adam Zampa fits in this role perfectly.
Daniel Sams is a utility player in the T20 format. This multi-talented player can swing the new ball, and use the death overs with yorkers. Apart from that, he is also a good batsman and can chip in with runs towards the fag end of the innings.
In 16 innings, he has picked up 14 wickets with the best bowling figure of 4/30. RCB can utilize him as the possible backup of Glenn Maxwell, considering his fitness issues in recent times.
Manish Pandey has been a seasoned performer for different teams he has been part of. The 33-year-old has featured in 160 matches and scored 3648 runs at a strike rate of 121.52. He is a valuable asset for any team, especially in the middle order. RCB struggled to find a good middle-order batsman in 2022.
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They tried players such as Suyash Prabhudessai and Mahipal Lomror for the role, but the duo failed to perform as per the expectations. Manish Pandey, with his immense experience, can be the perfect player to have in the team in the middle-order.
Like Manish Pandey, RCB can also look to target Daryl Mitchell in the upcoming IPL 2023 mini-auction. The New Zealand prolific batting all-rounder has played good cricket in the T20 format. In 41 T20 matches, Daryl Mitchell has scored 786 runs at a strike rate of 139.12. He has also picked 7 wickets.
Daryl Mitchell offers versatility. He can bat and top order or can even play the role of the floater. He can score runs against spinners in all corners of the ground, making him a good prospect for the RCB.
IPL 2023: RCB Retained Players List:
Faf Du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Rajat Paditar, Wanindu Hasaranga, Anuj Rawat, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed. Mohammad Siraj, David Willey, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul.
IPL 2023: RCB Released Players List:
Jason Behrendorff (Traded To Mumbai Indians), Aneeshwar Gautam, Luvnith Sisodia, Chama Milind, Sherfane Rutherford