Players RCB will retain and release in the IPL 2023
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Players RCB will retain and release in the IPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) once again bowed down in the playoffs after playing remarkably well in the league stage of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Under the leadership of Faf du Plessis, Bangalore reached the qualifier 2 of the tournament, however, their loss was destined at the hands of Rajasthan Royals (RR), who were beaming high on their confidence.

Even though the franchise in red and black reached the playoffs, their journey had several hiccups. RCB didn’t reach the top four on their own but had to rely on the support of Mumbai Indians to pip Delhi Capitals out of the race in the penultimate match of the league stage.

Nevertheless, it was a good journey for Faf du Plessis and his troops throughout the tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore had several positives to reflect upon in the season and their aim will be to consistently do better and set the bar high.

The next season of the IPL will be crucial for RCB, as they will once again step up to end their quest for the maiden IPL title. Moreover, with the view of how they performed in the IPL 2022, the management would expect them to do a lot better than that.

However, ahead of the IPL 2023, RCB will be under the pump at the auction table. The franchise will have to retain and release players from their previous squad (IPL 2022). This article will lead you through the complete list of players RCB will retain and release in the IPL 2023.

Players RCB will retain and release in the IPL 2023:

Retained RCB Players for IPL 2023 (Predicted):

Players RCB will retain and release in the IPL 2023
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Similar to any other franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to retain most of its players. The franchise had a good combination of experience and young cricketers in their squad.

The likes of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the first few players to be retained by the RCB.

RCB highly benefitted from the services of Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmad, and Rajat Patidar in the Tata IPL 2022. The aforementioned names unleashed their best performances at crucial times for the RCB and will be retained.

Moreover, RCB also believes highly in the assistance of Mohammad Siraj and Jason Behrendorff who are also likely to be retained for the IPL 2023.

Few other names that will be retained by RCB are – Mahipal Lomror, Akash Deep, Suyash Prabhudessai, Anneshwar Gautam, Chama Milind and Finn Allen.

Complete Retained Player list by RCB:  Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahamad, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Finn Allen, Rajat Patidar.

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Released RCB Players for IPL 2023 (Predicted):

Players RCB will retain and release in the IPL 2023
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The likes of Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, David Willey and Anuj Rawat might face an axe from the franchise ahead of the Tata IPL 2023. David Willey had an underwhelming season in the IPL for RCB in 2022. The Aussie all-rounder could only score 18 runs from his four outings and bagged just a single wicket with his bowling skills.

Anuj Rawat was given an extended run in the Tata IPL 2022 at the opening slot along with Faf du Plessis, however, the youngster couldn’t repay the faith shown by the franchise. Rawat scored just 129 runs from eight matches at a poor average of 16.13. Moreover, his strike rate remained on the slower side (109).

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