Before the IPL 2022 season, Royal Challengers Bangalore has also made significant changes. This franchise, which is vying for the IPL title, will have a new skipper starting next season. RCB, on the other hand, has chosen to keep Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammad Siraj.
Kohli has stepped down as captain and will now be regarded solely as a specialist batsman. Maxwell and Siraj have a slim possibility of being named captain. RCB will have to take captaincy players during the big auction if this happens. The team hasn’t placed any bets on any of the young players.
AB de Villiers, South Africa’s devastating batsman, has retired from the game. Therefore RCB will be without his services.
● Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s ability to score hundreds and his will to do so have caught the cricket world by storm. The flashy cricketer captained the Indian team to victory at the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, and King Kohli hasn’t looked back since.
The Run Machine
Virat Kohli, the highest-paid cricketer in the IPL, was the first player to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 Player Auction, and he will continue to help his team. He is a modern-day cricketer who is combative and vocal on the field. Kohli joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in 2008 and took over as captain in 2013. He topped the list of leading run-scorers in 2016, earning the Orange Cap after the league’s ninth edition.
● Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell, a destructive batsman, is a player who consistently draws a lot of attention at the IPL auction.
The Clear Hitter
The Australian, a terrific fielder who can also contribute with his off-spin, can be used as a floater in a line-up. Maxwell had one of his best seasons in 2014 when he and David Miller helped Kings XI Punjab thrash the opposition. The franchise went all out for him, and he was able to get his services for INR 10.75 crore in the end. Maxwell was released by Punjab Kings before the 2021 edition of the league and subsequently purchased by RCB in the Player Auction for a whopping INR 14.25 crores. In 2022, the all-rounder is expected to roar once more for the RCB.
● Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj, a fast bowler from Hyderabad, made news when Sunrisers Hyderabad signed him for INR 2.60 crore.
The Talented Youngster
Siraj, the son of an auto-rickshaw driver, has quickly risen through the ranks of the national squad. He only began playing leather ball cricket in 2015, yet after only two years of domestic cricket, he was wearing the national colours of his country. He was Hyderabad’s top wicket-taker in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season, taking 41 wickets from nine matches to finish joint third in the tournament. He has a flair for getting wickets, as evidenced by his 10
wickets from six games in his first IPL season. The RCB think-tank sensed enough potential in the youngster to purchase him at the 2018 IPL Player Auction and keep him this year.
Some top players RCB should target for auction 2022
● David Warner
David Warner, one of the all-time greats of T20 cricket and the all-time greatest run-scorer in IPL history, is a perfect fit for RCB ahead of IPL 2022. The southpaw scored the most runs in the just-finished 2021 ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
In the previous edition of the game, he had a poor run for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The Challengers could get him at a reasonable price as a result of this. He can even captain the RCB side, which is noteworthy.
● Devdutt Padikkal
The Royal Challengers Bangalore could have kept Devdutt Padikkal as their fourth player, but they chose only three because they wanted a more oversized purse for the super auction. There’s no reason why RCB wouldn’t attempt to buy Padikkal at the big auction. After all, he was named the IPL 2020’s most promising player after scoring 473 runs in 15 matches. This season, he was in good form, scoring 411 runs in 14 games—definitely one to watch in the future.
● Rahul Chahar
The release of Yuzvendra Chahal by the Royal Challengers Bangalore was a complete shock to all cricket lovers. Since 2014, the leg-spinner has performed admirably for the Bangalore-based team. Rahul Chahar, who previously played for the Mumbai Indians, could be a suitable substitute for the 31-year-old.
The Bharatpur boy was also chosen ahead of Chahal in the Indian World T20 squad for 2021. It’s not out of the question that he’ll land a deal for Royal Challengers Bangalore at the upcoming big auction.