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IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Delhi Capitals (DC) Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Target. Delhi Capitals who still wait to enlist their name in the IPL winners list ended up in 5th position in the last IPL season-IPL 2022.

Delhi Capitals have won 7 games in the 14 games they played and pushed to 5th position in the IPL 2022 Points Table with a total point of 14. GMR Sports Pvt. Ltd & JSW Sports Pvt Ltd owned team have been inconsistent throughout the IPL 2022 season.

Tata IPL 2023 Trophy
Tata IPL 2023 Trophy. (Photo: IPL)

It is learned that ahead of IPL 2023 auction, all teams are asked to submit their final list of retained players by November 15, 2022. In order to avoid a massive collapse all teams will look to retain their star performers and will release the rest. It is expected that all teams will retain a maximum of 15 players ahead of the tournament. The likes of Mandeep Singh, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, and Ripal Patel may be released by the franchise before IPL 2023.

Royal Challengers Bangalore finished fourth in IPL 2022 as their dreams of winning an IPL title were diminished. The side lost in the second qualifier against Rajasthan Royals to bow out of the tournament. Ultimately they ended with six losses this year.

It was a season of what-ifs again for RCB as they promised more than delivered. This year too they had a good side with almost all the bases covered. They had a good bowling attack, good spinners, and good finishers in Dinesh Karthik and Glenn Maxwell.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Image: BCCI

Virat Kohli had another different year as he opened for a few games and batted at number three in a few. One area of concern for the team was finding an opener who would allow Virat Kohli to bat at three and dictate the game. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored over 400 runs but to no avail as the side failed to reach the finals once again.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) always had superstars in their lineups, from the now-Indian coach Rahul Dravid in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League, to the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle. Yet, they never have really gelled as a unit, and the title has remained elusive.

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Delhi Capitals (DC) Players Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Target

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur (Image: Twitter)

With about 20 days left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises to release the players, the speculation is rife over the players who are on set to be let go and the biggest of them is a 31-year-old pacer, Shardul Thakur. The Indian all-rounder, who is currently in Australia with the T20 World Cup contingent, albeit in an unofficial capacity, is likely to be released by the Delhi Capitals franchise.

Having been bought for Rs 10.75 crore by the Delhi Capitals, Shardul Thakur’s performance may not have exactly met the requirement of value for money. He scored only 120 runs in 14 games he played last season and although he bagged 15 wickets, the 31-year-old had an economy rate of close to 10 with an average of 31.5. RCB might acquire the services of the pacer in IPL 2023 if he’s released.

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