Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel
Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel. Credits: IPL

Last Update on: December 24th, 2021 at 01:34 pm

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IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Target. IPL 2022 mega auctions will revamp the structure of all the franchise teams for the next edition of the Indian Premier League.

As the IPL Governing Council has allowed each franchise to retain a maximum of four players, most of the franchises utilised the provision to keep their premium players for a longer duration.

A total of 27 players were retained in the retention list by the eight existing teams. Ace players like Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson have been retained by their respective teams ahead of the mega auction in 2022.

Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is the only Australian who has been retained by any IPL side for the next season. Maxwell scored 513 runs from 15 matches at the strike rate of 144.10 and also returned with three wickets with the ball.

The swashbuckling Australian player was retained by RCB alongside Kohli and Mohammed Siraj for IPL 2022.

RCB. Image Source: Twitter

Kohli, who led RCB for nearly a decade, stepped down from the captaincy role at the end of IPL 2021 in October.

RCB will also miss the service of their experienced campaigner AB de Villiers as he declared his retirement from all formats of the game on November 19.

The team management, which will be led by Sanjay Bangar from next season onwards, will have to think meticulously to restructure and build a ferocious team in order to win their elusive title.

RCB has reached the IPL final thrice in their IPL journey but hasn’t managed to lift the coveted trophy. Even this year they displayed great intent in the group stage after finishing third on the points table with 18 points.

The Virat Kohli-led side were knocked out in the Eliminator round of the playoffs. Let us look at the potential players RCB might go after in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Target

5) Shubman Gill

After spending four seasons at Kolkata Knight Riders, Gill was released by the franchise ahead of the mega auction.

The Indian opener made 1417 runs from 58 IPL games at the strike rate of 123 and has 10 half-centuries to his name. 

Shubman Gill, Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill. Credits: IPL

He scored 478 runs from 17 games at an average of 28.11 and was also part of the team that lost to CSK in IPL 2021 final, where he made 51 from 43 balls. 

Gill could become handy in RCB’ opening slot and get them the important runs in the Powerplay overs. 

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