5 players RCB can sign as Steyn’s replacement in IPL 2021 auction
Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the three franchises in the Indian Premier League who have not won the title since the inaugural edition. They made it to the final on three occasions but lost all the three finals against Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RCB captain Virat Kohli tried his maximum best to instil confidence into his teammates but there hasn’t been any turnaround so far. Under Kohli’s tutelage, RCB reached the final in 2016 season but lost to David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final.
Talking about their performance in the last season, they were pretty decent as they made it to the playoffs by pipping Kolkata Knight Riders in terms of Net Run Rate. While there was a chance for RCB to make a bid for the title, they were knocked out by Sunrisers in the Eliminator.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli knows exactly what needs to be done to turn his team into potential title contenders. He will talk with the team management in detail regarding the prospect of signing the new players in the upcoming auction IPL 2021.
South Africa’s experienced campaigner Dale Steyn failed to perform in the 13th IPL season at the UAE. The likes of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini got a chance to share the dressing room with Steyn. More importantly, Siraj took some tips from South African star about bowling out-swingers.
Steyn who played just 3 games in the last season managed to pick up just 1 wicket. Sadly, RCB fans will not see him in action for the next season as the pacer himself confirmed that he will miss the upcoming edition. He himself clarified the news on his official Twitter handle.
Take a look at the 5 pacers RCB can sign as Steyn’s replacement in the upcoming auction.
5. Kane Richardson
Virat Kohli-led RCB roped in The Royal Challengers Bangalore had signed Australia’s young promising fast bowler Kane Richardson IPL 2020 auction. Needless to say, the pacer backed out of the whole tournament citing personal reasons.
Richardson would a great asset to the team as he can bowl fast and also get the ball to move around. In his absence, Australia’s Adam Zampa took his place in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. Since RCB roped in Richardson in IPL 2020, they surely had an interest in him. This is why RCB could possibly get his signature in IPL Auction 2021.