IPL 2022: 4 players that RCB might retain ahead of the mega auction
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has given a lot to the fans that they expected from the league. The Virat-led Royal Challengers Bangalore was expected to clinch the title this time as Virat Kohli announced that he will step down from the captaincy after featuring in this season.
However, RCB bought some good players in the previous auction that helped them to reach thus far. Notably, Glenn Maxwell's addition to the team has been a major role for RCB to stay alive in this contest.
Moreover, Yuzvendra Chahal who had a poor tournament in the first phase of IPL went on to change his fortunes in the second phase. So, let's have a look at the four players that RCB might retain ahead of the IPL mega auction 2022.
4. Devdutt Padikkal
The Kerala-born batsman Devdutt Padikkal has come to the spotlight when Royal Challengers Bangalore added him to the squad. He is very consistent with the bat and scored 473 and 411 runs in the 13th and 14th editions of the Indian Premier League. He also smashed an unbeaten 101 during the first phase of the tournament. Hence, he is expected to be retained by RCB ahead of the mega auction of IPL 2022.
3. Yuzvendra Chahal
The right-arm leggie is the other player that RCB might look to retain ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. Chahal didn't have a good tournament in the first phase of the Indian Premier League that was held in India and made a strong comeback in the second phase. In 15 matches, the 31-year-old went on to scalp 18 wickets that he bowled at an average of 20.77.
2. Glenn Maxwell
The Australian all-rounder grabbed the headlines when he was roped by the Bangalore based franchise for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The right-hander mustered 513 runs that he played at an average of 42.75 and batted at a staggering strike rate of well around 145. Considering his performance in IPL 2021, the RCB management would have an eye on him ahead of the mega auction.
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1. Virat Kohli
The former skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli announced that he will step down from the leadership once IPL 2021 ends. Notably, Virat Kohli is the only player who has been with the franchise since the inaugural edition of IPL. He has featured in 207 matches for the Red Army and accumulated 6283 runs at an average of 37.39. So, there is no doubt about his retention as he will be the first choice for RCB ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.