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IPL Auction 2023: 3 Australian Players That Royal Challengers Bangalore Can Target. 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 2008, 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.

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a good outing in IPL 2022. In fact, they have been doing well in the last few seasons. That said, the expectation will be that the franchise must go all the way. They do have a few gaps in the squad. The Faf du Plessis-led squad can target a few good IPL 2023 auction signings but can also a few talented cricketers in the IPL 2023 trade window.

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The likes of Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, and Luvnith Sisodia were released by RCB before the IPL auction 2023. The team has traded Jason Behrendorff to Mumbai Indians.

Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf Du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmad, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, David Willey, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep, Siddharth Kaul were retained by RCB before IPL auction 2023.

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As many as 991 players, including 277 overseas stars, have registered for the IPL 2023 mini-auction, which will be held in Kochi on December 23. Australian players dominate the list of 991 registered players as 57 have signed up for the IPL auction 2023 from the country.

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IPL 2023. Image: Twitter

Sean Abbott, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa (INR 1.5 Crores), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Chris Lynn (INR 2 Crores), Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye (INR 1 Crore) are some of the prominent Australian names to have registered themselves for IPL Auction 2023 and have put themselves in the highest base price bracket.

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The likes of Wesley Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Boyce, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Cutting, Ben Dwarshuis, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben McDermott, Joel Paris, Joshua Phillipe, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Turner, Chris Green, Joshua Brown, and Tanveer Sangha are some of the less prominent names registered for IPL Auction 2023.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

A few foreign players decided not to play in the Indian Premier League 2023 to focus on National cricket.  Australian Players Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, and Aaron Finch are on this list to not register for IPL Auction 2023.

IPL Auction 2023: 3 Australian Players That Royal Challengers Bangalore Can Target 

Travis Head

Travis Head
Travis Head – Photo Credit (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Travis Head has played for RCB previously in the IPL 2016 and 2017 seasons. Overall, he has played 10 matches scoring 205 runs at an average of 29.29 and s strike rate of 139.81.

The southpaw recently played as an opener for Australia in the ODI series against England that they won. Travis Head missed out on the 2022 T20 World Cup squad and can look to revive his T20 career with another good season with RCB. Travis Head registered himself for a base price of INR 2 crores ahead of the IPL auction 2023. 

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