The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have announced their retentions ahead of the next IPL season. The franchise has backed several youngsters and released experienced players who were below-par during last season. As expected RCB have retained Virat Kohli who continue to lead the side. The franchise now has a spending purse of Rs. 35.2 crores ahead of the IPL mini-auction that will be conducted in February.
Coming back to RCB’s retained players apart from Kohli the franchise has retained their two seasoned performers in Ab de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal. Both have been proven match-winners for RCB and the franchise will be hoping that they continue to excel in the biggest T20 league in the world. The two big names which were missing in the retention list were Chris Morris and Aaron Finch whom they had acquired for a hefty amount in the last auction. As far the Indian players are concerned the franchise has shown faith in youngster Devdutt Paddikkal and Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar.
RCB Announces List Of Retained Players Ahead Of IPL 2021
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Phillipe, Pawan Deshpande, Kane Richardson
Here is the complete list of players that RCB has not decided to retain for the next IPL season. Moeen Ali,
Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Pavan Negi, Parthiv Patel (retired), Dale Steyn (unavailable), Isuru Udana, Umesh Yadav
Meanwhile, one player that everyone expected RCB to retain which wasn’t is all-rounder Shivam Dubey. The all-rounder has handy with both bat and ball in the last season but still, the franchise has decided to move on and released him ahead of the next auction. Expected names that were not retained are Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Umesh Yadav.
The franchise will be aiming to buy a quality all-rounder in the middle order who can provide some support to Ab de Villiers in the slog overs. Also, the franchise requires a quality bowling option in the death which has always been the Achilles heel of RCB in IPL history.