Royal Challengers Bangalore had INR 35.40 crores at their disposal and spent the same heftily. The Royal Challengers created two-million-dollar men – Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson – both of who combined fetched INR 29.25 crores. The franchise filled their three required overseas slots by roping in Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, and Daniel Christian.
The Royal Challengers took the decision to rope in Glenn Maxwell, knowing that the Australian all-rounder did not enjoy the desired outing in IPL 2020. The Victorian was part of Kings XI Punjab last year when he managed only 103 runs for them with a strike rate of 101.89 without hitting a single six. Maxwell might be an in-form international batsman but holds a question mark when it comes to IPL. Their move to shell out INR 15 crores on Kyle Jamieson also raised eyebrows since experts felt that it was overpriced for a candidate who had made his international debut recently and is yet to play in the sub-continent.
IPL 2021 Auction: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Performance Rating
But the three-time finalists had also made smart decisions with their domestic buys by including Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, and KS Bharat. Hence, they have plenty of options across departments. The Royal Challengers’ earn a rating of 7.5 for the IPL 2021 auction and would like to go the extra mile after a much-improved outing in IPL 2020 following three disappointing editions.