The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the upcoming edition of 2020 has started at Kolkata and it will be engrossing to see how each of the teams finally shapes up. Here is what the Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) is up to in the auctions.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Before the Auction
Players Released: Shimron Hetmeyer, Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee.
Players Retained: Squad: Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini.
Purse Remaining: ₹6.4 crores
Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch sparked quite the bidding war between KKR and RCB. His base price was ₹1 crore but he will now be joining RCB for a whopping price of ₹4.4 crores.
Chris Morris, who last year played for DC, has interest from MI and KXIP before going to RCB for ₹10 crores. It can be termed as a bit of a gamble for a player who can be expensive with the ball and inconsistent with the bat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore got the services of Josh Philippe for his base price of ₹20 lakhs.
In a bit of a surprise, Australia’s Kane Richardson was bought by RCB for ₹4 crores.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bought the services of Pavan Deshpande and Shahbaz Ahamad for their base prices of ₹20 lakhs.
RCB bought back Dale Steyn for his base price of ₹2 crores.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bought the services of Isuru Udana for his base price of ₹50 lakhs.
Final RCB Squad for IPL 2020
Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmed