The fans will be more enthusiastic over the mega auctions and the retention list of some players ahead of the 15th edition of Indian Premier League.
Each and every franchise are looking to add some of their players as the retention before the mega auction and the remaining two new franchises will be looking to add 3 players to their kitty before the auction.
This season will be again with 10 teams competing for the epic title and the season will be played in the home soil with a comeback after a coronavirus scare.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, their last two seasons were pretty good as compared to the previous ones as they were able to qualify for the playoffs but couldn’t make it to the eliminator stage. So in the upcoming season they would definitely try to lock some of their star players even before the mega auctions.
According to the sources indicated by TOI, it is learnt that Royal Challengers Bangalore are trying to retain their ex-captain Virat Kohli, speedster Mohammad Siraj and astonishing all rounder Glenn Maxwell as the retention players for the IPL-2022.
These three players had a pretty awesome season and gave some memorable performances as well. But the main issue where the Bangalore franchise is lacking is the communication gap between their spinning wizard Yuzvendra Chahal and the RCB management.
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According to TOI, it is learnt that RCB Management wants to retain Yuzvendra Chahal but both the ends aren’t meeting to mutual understanding and which can be a major concern for the RCB campaign.
His experience is vital for RCB as he is the leading wicket taker for the franchise till in the history of IPL. The actual reason isn’t clarified yet but the communication gap might harm the franchise too vigorously.
The confirmed retentions as of now are:
CSK – MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali.
DC – Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Nortje.
KKR – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer. (Source – Espn Cricinfo)