IPL 2025 Mega Auction
Glenn Maxwell, Karn Sharma, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat and Alzarri Joseph

IPL 2025 Mega Auction: 5 Players RCB Might Release Ahead Of Auction. After losing by four wickets to the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on May 22 in the Eliminator, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are still waiting for their first IPL title. Now that the season is over, the management will evaluate what the team did right and what went wrong. They will also pinpoint individuals who made big impacts with their performances helping to secure key victories.

On the flip side, they’ll assess those players who either didn’t perform or weren’t given much game time throughout this year’s Indian Premier League competition. RCB’s batsman Kohli had a total of 741 runs from 15 innings at a strike rate of 154.50, making him their top scorer.  Dayal took 15 wickets for Bangalore at an average of 9.14 runs per over, which was the best bowling performance by any player in the team across the entire season. 

The IPL 2025 season is set for a mega auction, giving all teams the chance to overhaul their squads. While the precise date and venue are still pending, anticipate a two-day bidding extravaganza between December 2024 and February 2025. It’s that time of year again – when RCB must decide who stays and who goes ahead of the upcoming IPL 2025 auction. Here are five names that might not be on Virat Kohli’s list when he submits his final retention choices to management.

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Players RCB Might Release Ahead of IPL 2025 Auction

Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma has been known to be someone who brings luck to various teams, however, his magical touch didn’t work for RCB in IPL 2024 where they got knocked out. He played 9 matches this year and took 7 wickets while scoring 31 runs.

The most noteworthy performance was when he smashed three sixes against Mitchell Starc during the last over against Kolkata Knight Riders needing 21 runs to win it was not enough to get them over the line but this inning sealed his place in playing XI henceforth. The age factor of 36 years old makes it unlikely that there will be much interest in Sharma during next year’s mega auction.

Glenn Maxwell

The veteran all-rounder had a disappointing season, letting down fans with his performance. After struggling midway through the season, Glenn Maxwell took a break to focus on his mental health. In 10 innings, the 35- year-old scored only 52 runs, with his highest score being 28. In the crucial Eliminator match, Maxwell was out for a golden duck while attempting to clear the long-on boundary.

This was a significant decline for Maxwell, who had scored 400 runs in 14 innings last season. RCB is focusing on investing in younger all-around talent, which could make Maxwell a top candidate for release.

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Alzarri Joseph

In 2019, a fierce Alzarri Joseph burst into the IPL history books with an incredible start, taking 6/12 for the Mumbai Indians in just his first game, which remains the best bowling figures in tournament history. He went on to play for the Gujarat Titans for two seasons before signing with his current team.

However, his performance this season has left much to be desired. In only three matches, Joseph managed to take one wicket while conceding runs at an expensive economy rate of 11.90. The West Indian speedster was subsequently dropped from the XI due to his lackluster showings. Joseph’s limited impact and high economy rate this season may result in his release from the franchise before the next campaign commences.

Tom Curran

Tom Curran, the England all-rounder, didn’t play any matches for RCB this season. His most recent IPL appearance was in 2021 for Delhi Capitals, where he picked up 4 wickets and scored 21 runs throughout the season. Despite his abilities, there were a variety of reasons why he wasn’t part of the playing XI this year.

The team’s chances were limited due to restrictions on the number of foreign players it could field. The introduction of the Impact Player rule also worked against him as it meant that one player could be substituted for another during a game; this made getting into the starting lineup even harder for him. Throughout the season, these tactical restrictions meant that he never got a look in. Given such circumstances alongside not having played much lately, consideration may need.

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Anuj Rawat

Anuj Rawat, despite his cricket skills as a wicket-keeper, had limited playing time this season. He batted only five innings, scoring 98 runs with the best score of 48. Though he did well enough; due to Dinesh Karthik’s presence, he got fewer chances to play as a starting member of the team.

Also, if a franchise is allowed to retain only a maximum of three players, it is improbable that Rawat will be selected among them. The most likely tankings for RCB would be Virat Kohli?, Faf du Plessis, Mohammed Siraj and Cameron Green in addition to Rajat Patidar who is also thrown into consideration for retention.