Three players RCB should release before the auction
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a poor last season since they finished at the sixth position in the points table. Not only they failed to qualify playoffs but also their performances were also not satisfying.
The franchise remains a mystery in the history of the league. They had many quality players in their line-ups from time to time but they failed to win a single title. They have two superheroes Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers but the contribution from other players remain a question for them.
In the last season also they had the same problem. The captain Virat Kohli fight alone in some matches without the support from his fellow players. This time they have appointed World cup winning coach Gary Kirsten as the head coach for the next season.
With making some changes in the support staff section, definitely, the franchise will go for some big changes in their line-up. Let’s see three players who can be released from the squad before the auction.
Brendon Mccullum is an important player in the history of the Indian Premier League. He was the one who gave a flying start to the league with a ton in the opening match of IPL 2008. But nowadays its hard to see the old aggressive Mccullum.
Last year he wasn’t selected in his former favorite franchise Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for a reasonable price. But the franchise failed to get the expected output from him since he scored only 127 runs from the six games he played with an average of 21.
RCB has already released Quinton de Kock from their list after his failure in the last season and bagged in Mark Stoinis with an exchange with KXIP. Already they have some inform foreign players like Moeen Ali, Tim Southee, and Mark Wood, there will be more chances to release the Kiwi player ahead of the auction.
Another Kiwi player, the fast bowling all-rounder Corey Anderson is also another worry for the team led by Virat Kohli. He is been under the rough phases of his career in the last three years since he is not a regular member in the national side also.
Corey Anderson was able to get three games in the last edition but didn’t shine in those three opportunities. He was able to score only 17 runs and take three wickets in the three appearances. And also he went for plenty of runs in the appearances. His overall IPL stats are also not impressing so far.
Another issue with the all-rounder is the injury concern. Currently, he is ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan due to a heel injury and he is a regular victim of that one. With all these things going wrong around him it will not be smarter to move to retain him in the team.
Pawan Negi’s IPL career is also not a smooth one like many Indian youngsters in the domestic level. The left-arm spin bowling all-rounder is not among the impression in the recent domestic tournaments in India.
Negi had only two appearances in the last season for Royal Challengers Bangalore but was a silent one in both appearances with three runs and one wicket. Negi was unable to get a proper place in the team because of a load of players in the team.
RCB bought him with RTM for one crore but his value in the team for that amount is questionable. Already RCB have some quality spin bowling all-rounders like Washington Sundar and Moeen Ali and also some of them are waiting outside. It will be a good move to release Pawan Negi than retaining him ahead of the auction process.