In the previous article, we discussed about the players that RCB will release before the auction of ipl 2020.
Assuming those players will be released, let’s look at the different departments of RCB squad and where they need to invest on.
Let’s start with the batting department:
1. Virat Kohli
2. Ab de Villiers
3. Devdutt Padikkal
4. Himmat Singh
5. Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer’s current form in CPL might decide whether he will be retained or not.
He showed some prowess in the last match against SRH. If he can produce similar innings for RCB consistently, then RCB’s batting lineup will bolster up.
I don’t think there’s a need of extra foreign batsman, rather they probably should target Karun Nair if he’s released.
1. Parthiv Patel
This is a scarce department in RCB’s lineup. If released, they must buy either Robin Uthappa or Ishan Kishan.
They might want to look for another local wicketkeeper who can be available in cheap price.
1. Marcus Stoinis
2. Moeen Ali
3. Washington Sundar
4. Gurkeerat Singh Mann
5. Milind Kumar
They shouldn’t target any overseas allrounder except Maxwell ( only if he’s available at around 4cr, no more than that). Otherwise, they should rebuy Shivam Dube in cheaper price i.e around 2 cr. If they can’t get him then they should buy Praveen Dubey who is a karnataka player and is in a stellar form.
1. Navdeep Saini
2. Nathan Coulter Nile
3. Kulwant Khejroliya
RCB also lacks in pace department. They must buy Mitchell Starc who will be the bowling leader in the team.
For backup of Starc, they should target Sheldon Cottrell.
Mike Hesson must bring some local Karnataka bowlers in the team. Since he was scouting the players during the KPL, he should buy as many quality players as possible.
1. Yuzvendra Chahal
2. Prayas Ray Burman
RCB shouldn’t focus much on spinners as they will only play one spinner in their playing XI. If possible, they might want to replace P. Burman with karnataka spinner.