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Under Faf du Plessis’ new direction, Royal Challengers Bangalore joined the 2022 Indian Premier League season. The RCB displayed outstanding cricket and appeared poised to win the competition. However, they were eliminated from the competition after failing to defeat Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier. 

The Bangalore franchise’s prospective campaign featured a lot of appeal. In light of this, the think tank made the decision to keep the majority of its players after the IPL 2023 auction and release only five. The Royal Challengers Bangalore will prefer to fill the vacant places with top-tier players as they attempt to win their first IPL championship in the upcoming season. 

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Wanindu Hasaranga, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. Image: BCCI/IPL

The last two seasons have not been good for Mumbai Indians, with the 2022 campaign being the most forgettable and MI finishing at the bottom. Prior to the intense IPL 2023 auction, they have made several significant releases in an effort to completely overhaul their lineup.

Mumbai Indians released Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Aryan Juyal, Basil Thampi, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Rahul Buddhi, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav, and Tymal Mills.

Let’s have a look at the 3 players released by Mumbai Indians that the Royal Challengers Bangalore can target. 

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Players Released By Mumbai Indians That Royal Challengers Bangalore Can Target

Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams. (Photo: IPL)

Sams is a true all-rounder with a variety of skill sets. He can swing the new ball and employ variations in the dying overs. With the bat, he is a pace marauder, as demonstrated by his strike rate of 146 against spinners in T20 cricket in 2022.

Sams is moving swiftly up the stairs and can be useful for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Glenn Maxwell, whose availability is unknown due to an injury, can use him as a backup. Sams can fill Maxwell’s middle-order role as a spin basher, which is a weakness of both Faf and Kohli.

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