The Indian Premier League mega auction for the season 2018 is on at Bengaluru and it will be fascinating to see how each of the teams finally shape up. We here at Cricketnext will tell you what is happening with your favorite teams as the franchise owners slug it out with big bucks in their pocket to get the best team combination. Here is what Royal Challengers Bangalore are up to
Royal Challengers Bangalore opened their account in the auction as they acquired the services of Kiwi legend and one of the most destructive batsmen in the world – Brendon McCullum. The right-hander last played for Gujarat Lions in the league and was sold for Rs 3.6 Cr.
Royal Challengers Bangalore got their hands on another star all-rounder as they acquired the services, Moeen Ali. The star English all-rounder is a maverick cricketer and he will do well under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme also founder a buyer in Banglore, going there for 2.2 Cr.
Quinton de Kock also went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 2.8 Crores. Delhi Daredevils had the option to use the RTM card for him but they chose not to do so. Good buy for RCB as de Kock is one of the most explosive wicket-keeper batsmen out there.
RCB chose to use the RTM card to pick up Yuzvendra Chahal for Rs 6 Crore. Yuzvendra Chahal is also the first leg-spinner to pick up a fifer as well as 6 wicket haul in a T20I and has the record for the best bowling as a legspinner in T20I history (6/25).
India pacer Umesh Yadav was also bought by Bangalore for Rs 4.2 Cr. Kolkata Knight Riders had the option to use the RTM card but they chose not to. Umesh will now play under Virat Kohli. Manan Vohra also headed to Bangalore for 1.1 Cr.
Navdeep Saini was also picked up by Bangalore for a handsome sum of 3 Cr. Saini was called up by the Indian team as the net bowler in their ongoing series in South Africa and this shows how highly rated he is in the set-up.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Retained Players – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfraz Khan