Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) purchase 7 players in the Auction as we look at their full official squad and best playing 11 for IPL 2023.
The only team in the tournament that is led by a foreign Captain as of today, the Royal Challengers Bangalore had a superb squad even before the IPL 2023 Auction. All they needed were good backups to support, and they got that by purchasing 7 players.
RCB spent only INR 7 crores in the Auction. RCB spent INR 3.8 and 1.9 Cr on Will Jacks and Reece Topley; the most RCB spent on any player in the Auction. The Royal Challengers Bangalore still have INR 1.75 Cr left, which may be of no use in 2022, but can come in handy in 2023.
Overall, RCB purchased Reece Topley and Will Jacks as their overseas options from the Auction. In addition, RCB got Himanshu Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, and Sonu Yadav. So, here’s the complete list of players that RCB took from the Auction.
IPL 2023 Auction: Players Bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Will Jacks, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, and Sonu Yadav.
Overall, RCB look quite strong with decent backups and good players in all departments. They have exhausted their quota of 25 players. Out of which, 5 are batters, 3 are wicket-keepers, 7 are all-rounders, and the remaining 10 are bowlers. So, here’s the complete list of players and their salaries for RCB for IPL 2023.
IPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Official Squad and Player Details:
Virat Kohli [15 Cr], Glenn Maxwell [11 Cr], Wanindu Hasaranga [10.75 Cr], Harshal Patel [10.75 Cr], Josh Hazlewood [7.75 Cr], Faf du Plessis [7 Cr], Mohammed Siraj [7 Cr], Dinesh Karthik [5.5 Cr], Anuj Rawat [3.4 Cr] & Will Jacks [3.2 Cr], Shahbaz Ahmed [2.4 Cr], David Willey [2 Cr], Reece Topley [1.9 Cr], Mahipal Lomror [0.95 Cr], Finn Allen [0.8 Cr], Siddharth Kaul [0.75 Cr], Rajan Kumar [0.7 Cr], Avinash Singh [0.6 Cr], Karn Sharma [0.5 Cr] & Suyash Prabhudessai [0.3 Cr], Manoj Bhandage [0.2 Cr], Sonu Yadav [0.2 Cr], Rajat Patidar [0.2 Cr], Akash Deep [0.2 Cr] & Himanshu Singh [0.2 Cr]
Total Players for IPL 2023: 25
Best Playing 11 for RCB:
Talking about the best first-choice 11 for RCB, it looks almost in line with their IPL 2022 playing 11. We should see Captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli as openers. They should be followed by Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, and Mahipal Lomror.
With Maxwell and Lomror as part-time spin options, we should see finishers in the form of Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed. Apart from these 5, Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel can provide decent lower-order options.
Finally, coming to their bowling, we should see Josh Hazlewood leading the pace attack with Mohammed Siraj being the second-best pacer. Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga provide good middle-over options. Whereas Shahbaz Ahmed, Maxwell, and Lomror can continue with their part-time spin option.
IPL 2023: Best First-choice Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Rajar Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood & Mohammed Siraj
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