Coming on the back of a rather disappointing IPL season, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) look to revamp their squad in the 2020 IPL auction. Their intentions were clear when the list of the players released by them came out.
RCB released six foreign players from their squad- Shimron Hetmeyer, Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee. This has left them with only two foreign players in their squad- AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali.
If they were to achieve anything in the upcoming season, they will have to spend a few bucks, and also spend wisely in the 2020 IPL Auction. They have a sum of 27.9 rupees left in their purse to spend, which they will have to distribute among the players they need.
Here are three players that can be a good inclusion into the RCB squad ahead of the auction-
The Royal Challengers definitely lack a death bowler. The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar are capable bowlers, but they have quite often been let down by the bowlers around them. While Andrew Tye might not be among the best death bowlers in IPL, he certainly seems to be a good bet considering the pool of players available now, and seems to be a gamble worth taking.
Chris Lynn/ Colin Munro
Bangalore also lack an adventurous opener at the top of the order. They have tried quite a few options on top, including Moeen Ali. If they manage to sign a destructive opener in the auction, it will allow Virat Kohli to bat at No. 3 and AB de Villiers at No. 4. They can also open with Kohli if they wish to. Chris Lynn and Colin Munro are two aggressive openers, but both without much to show for in the IPL. Their attacking potential could be attractive enough to go for a signing, especially if RCB are looking for an opener.
The addition of a seam bowling all-rounder can help find the right balance for the team. Carlos Brathwaite, who was released by Kolkata Knight Riders, can prove to be useful for the Royal Challengers.