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IPL 2023 RCB | Top Buys & Full Squad

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IPL 2023 RCB

IPL 2023 RCB squad is one of the most exciting teams to watch out for in the 16th edition. The franchise, which had a cash purse of only Rs 8.75 crore, made just two overseas buys and a couple of domestic players in the mini auction.

IPL 2023 RCB – New Arrivals

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) retained six of their eight overseas players from last season. West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford was let go along with uncapped domestic players Luvnith Sisodia, Chama Milind, and Aneeshwar Gautam. 

Will Jacks won an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract after an impressive outing in Pakistan. The all-rounder grabbed a six-wicket haul and scored a couple of crucial runs on his Test debut. Jacks is joined by fellow Englishman Reece Topley, who is part of England’s white-ball setup. Topley was RCB’s first buy in the auction.

Uttarakhand pacer Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav, Himanshu Sharma, and Manoj Bhandage are four uncapped players bought by RCB during the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi.

IPL RCB Auction Expensive Buys

Will Jacks is RCB’s highest purchase in the auction. They secured the Englishman’s signature for Rs 3.2 crore. Jacks has scored more than 1200 runs at a strike rate of close to 154 in T20s in 2022. He also made a huge impression on his T20I and Test debuts.

RCB fought off interest from Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings to sign Reece Topley for Rs 1.9 crore. Topley is a like-for-like replacement for Jason Behrendorff, who was traded to Mumbai Indians. The pacer will join the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, and England teammate David Willey.

Rajan Kumar was signed for Rs. 70 lakh, making him RCB’s third-most expensive purchase in this auction. The left-arm medium pacer was Uttarakhand’s top wicket-taker in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, with six wickets in five outings.

IPL RCB Auction Players 

 

Player

Price

Will Jacks

₹3.2 cr

Reece Topley

₹ 1.9 cr

Rajan Kumar

₹70 lakh

Avinash Singh

₹60 lakh

Sonu Yadav

₹20 lakh

Himanshu Sharma

₹20 lakh

Manoj Bhandage

₹20 lakh

RCB Squad 2023 – The Unknown Speedster
Avinash Singh, signed for Rs 60 lakh by RCB, is yet to play professional cricket. The speedster, hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, was also wanted by Kolkata Knight Riders during the auction. RCB coaching staff spotted him during the franchise’s trials in Jammu and Kashmir. The 24-year-old, who clocks above 145 kmph, could make a name for himself in IPL 2023.
RCB Team 2023 Players List
Royal Challengers have a well-balanced squad, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they go on to win the 16th edition. The trio of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell is a bowler’s worst nightmare. Meanwhile, RCB’s bowling attack is solid with the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, and ever-improving Mohammed Siraj.
 
Indian players – Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Rajan Kumar, Suyash S Prabhudessai, Sonu Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Ahamad, Mohammed Siraj, Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Karn Sharma, Himanshu Sharma, Harshal Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Avinash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep
 
Overseas players – Faf du Plessis (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Reece Topley, Will Jacks, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Finn Allen, David Willey
 
RCB Playing XI (probable) – Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

RCB 2023 Team – Facts & Stats

Oldest player: Faf du Plessis (38 years)
Youngest player: Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat, Sonu Yadav, & Mahipal Lomror (23 years)
Most IPL appearances: Dinesh Karthik (229 matches)
Most IPL runs: Virat Kohli (6624 runs)
Most IPL wickets: Harshal Patel (97 wickets)
 
The IPL trophy has eluded Royal Challengers Bangalore since the tournament began in 2008. Has the franchise got what it takes to go the distance in the IPL 2023 edition?

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