One of the richest business man in India Mr. Vijay Mallya owns probably one of the most glamorus IPL teams in Royal Challengers Bangalore also known as RCB. Who has retained most of their star players but let go some surprising names including last years most expensive IPL buy Yuvraj Singh and couple of veteran oversees players in Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan. In total 6 players were released from the last years squad which leaves the team with around Rs 21 crore going into the 2015 IPL auction next week. The general consensus is that RCB are looking to strengthen their bowling department with batting pretty much good enough with having to buy any big name. When the released Yuvraj Singh many experts were surprised but as the reports suggest they might want to get him back in the team but at lower price which will accommodate couple of young indian players as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2015 IPL Players List & Auction Budget – Rs 21 Crores
Virat Kohli will captain the 2015 side which also include retained players like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers
and Mitchell Starc and here is the full list of players plus we will also update the squad with any new additions bought in 2015 IPL auction.
|NO#||PLAYERS RETAINED||IPL AUCTION BUYS|
|1||Virat Kohli (Captain)||Dinesh Karthik (10.5 crore)|
|2||AB deVillers||Darren Sammy (2.8 crore)|
|3||Chris Gayle||S Badrinath (30 lakh)|
|4||Mitchell Starc||Darren Sammy (2.8 crore)|
|5||Nic Maddinson||Sean Abbott (1 crore)|
|6||Varun Aaron||Adam Milne (70 lakh)|
|7||Yuzvendra Singh Chahal||David Wiese (2.8 crores)|
|8||Rilee Rossouw||Sarfaraz Khan (50 lakh)|
|9||Vijay Zol||Jalaj Saxena (10 lakh)|
|10||Yogesh Takawale||Shishir Bhavane (10 lakh)|
|11||Abu Nechim Ahmed|
Albie Morkel had a poor showing the 2014 IPL season while Yuvraj Singh performance was inconsistant and Ravi Rampau and Muralitharan are not as effect as they once were which lead the team to let them go and look for talent elsewhere. However team retained some key players from last season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Released Players
6 players were released while 16 players were retained which leaves the team with 21 crores budget and here is the list of players released from the squad.
- Yuvraj Singh
- Albie Morkel
- Muttiah Muralitharan
- Ravi Rampaul
- Sachin Rana
- Shadab Jakati
- Tanmay Mishra