The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been one of the most loved teams in the history of the tournament. teams in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The squad consists of several big names. However, they are yet to win a title since the inception of the tournament. They made it to the IPL final three times but lost all the peak clashes.
Meanwhile, according to the BCCI rule, a team is allowed to keep up to 3 Indian and 2 foreign players with the total number of retentions, not crossing four. The team management can either retain 3 Indians and one overseas player or 2 Indian players and 2 overseas players. As BCCI permits four retentions to IPL teams in IPL 2022 mega auction, there will be no RTM card available.
RCB will surely be one of the teams to watch out for in the upcoming season. Now, in this article, we will take a look at the list of players who will most likely be retained by the RCB.
#1 Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli steered RCB to IPL final in 2016 but lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is also the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 6283 runs at a fabulous batting average of 37.39 including 5 tons and 42 fifties. Virat Kohli’s tenure as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain came to an end post the IPL 2021 in the Gulf nation.
Today, RCB’s main man AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He will not be back in RCB colors for the next season. So, it remains to be seen which player can lead the team.
#2 Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the vital cogs of the Royal Challengers Bangalore setup. Chahal has been consistently delivering the goods for the RCB army. Obviously, he will be one of the players who will be retained by RCB. Chahal played 15 games in the last season wherein he took 18 wickets to his name. Overall, he has played 114 games in the IPL, taking 139 wickets including 2 four-wicket hauls at a bowling average of 22.28. His career-best bowling figures read 4/22.
#4 Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal, the opening batter has given amazing performances in the last four seasons. he scored 411 and 473 in IPL 2020 and 2021 respectively. His consistency is to be rewarded by the franchise and he will be expected to be retained by the franchise.
#3 Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell is one of the biggest hitters in the modern era. The right-handed batsman is known for his ability to play a wide range of shots. RCB is likely to retain Maxwell because of his imperious performance in the last season. Maxwell had a breakthrough season in IPL 2021 where he finished as RCB’s leading run-scorer. He scored 513 runs in 15 games at a superb batting average of 42.75 and at a strike rate of 144.10. Maxwell scored six fifties to his name.