The IPL 2020 pre-auction trade window saw Royal Challengers Bangalore retaining the least number of players, 13. While they retained most of their Indian core, it was the overseas players department that created a huge gap for them.
RCB’s fundamental aim at the auction was to address their death-bowling issues, and add arsenal to their middle-order. While the acquisitions of Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, and Kane Richardson does solve the death bowling issues, the middle-order woes are still visible.
Additionally, RCB beefed-up their top-order with the acquisitions of Aaron Finch and Josh Philippe among the overseas stars, and Shahbaz Ahmad among the Indian stars as the backup wicket-keeper.
With IPL fever growing higher now, all eyes are on the IPL 2020 auction where the franchises will be finalizing their squads for the upcoming edition. And for the RCB fans, who can’t wait to find out the latest Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad, there is surely some good news coming in as RCB will spend some serious money to bring in the best in the business. The team led by the Indian captain Virat Kohli hasn’t ever won an IPL title. So, is it their turn now?
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have released as many as 12 players with the IPL 2020 trading window coming to a close on Friday.
The Virat Kohli-led side finished a disappointing 8th in the points table last season and will be looking for a fresh start under the guidance of newly appointed team director Mike Hesson.
The Challengers have reached the IPL finals three times but are yet to win the magnificent trophy. Along with Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab, they are only the third team of the original eight franchises to have never been crowned champions.
The franchise has also made big changes in their coaching staff, bringing in Simon Katich and Adam Griffith in place of Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra.
Here’s the list of players released by RCB:
Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetymer, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Ray Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Milind Kumar.
RCB Team Squad 2020
IPL RCB Team Squad
Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn
Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi
Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Joshua Philippe (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Pavan Deshpande