IPL 2022: The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) usually perform differently in the IPL auctions. They have a tendency to bring in new players from the Auction pool however this time they will be keen on retaining a couple of previous faces in the squad.
With the inclusion of some key players in the IPL 2021 Auction, RCB has somehow found the balance on the side and are doing well. They have the likes of Mohammad Siraj, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel who have done good in the IPL 2021.
Here in this article, we will discuss three players on whom the franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would want to use the Right To Match (RTM) card in the upcoming IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
3 Players on whom Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might use the Right To Match Card (RTM):
The Aussie all-rounder has liked to play alongside Virat Kohli and his idol AB de Villiers. Despite having a poor run in the IPL 2020 for Punjab Kings, the RCB showed faith in the cricketer and purchased him in the IPL 2021 auctions. Maxwell this time didn’t let his new franchise down and scored crucial runs for the team.
He remained the top scorer for RCB in IPL 2021 with 223 runs in six innings. After donning the RCB colours, Maxwell has found his way to hit the ball in the IPL and the franchise would want to take his services in the coming years.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might use the Right To Match (RTM) card on him in the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions.
The 21-years old southpaw, Devdutt Padikkal will be the first choice player to get retained either by using the retention policy or with the Right to Match card (RTM). Padikkal who hails from Karnataka is consistently contributing to the team’s success.
Over the last couple of year’s, he has scored runs in bulk in the domestic circuits and has shattered many records. Padikkal has also smacked a brilliant ton against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2021.
He is a bright prospect for the franchise going ahead many more years. The management will surely back him and his services.
Harshal Patel was traded by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Delhi Capitals (DC) in an all-cash deal before the IPL 2021 Auction. It will be safe to say that he played a major role in RCB’s success in the Vivo IPL 2021.
He was effective in death overs where he picked most of his wickets. In the now suspended Vivo IPL 2021, Harshal Patel scalped 17 wickets in just seven games which include a maiden five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians.
With his exceptional death bowling skills, the franchise might retain him using the Right To Match card (RTM) in the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions.