In the IPL auction, there have been some selections that have worked wonders for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the last 16 editions of the Indian Premier League, many players have performed well beyond their capabilities. Has helped RCB become one of the most popular franchises. So, here are the best picks by RCB in IPL auction history.
|AB de Villiers
Kyle Jamieson is a New Zealand fast bowler who was bought by RCB for a huge price of Rs 15 crore in the 2021 auction. However, his performance was not good and he took only 9 wickets in 7 matches. Overall, he did not prove to be a good buy for RCB.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was bought by RCB for Rs 14.25 crore in the 2021 auction. During this period, Maxwell, who was at his peak, scored 512 runs for RCB in the 2021 season and 301 runs in the next 2022 season. He focused more on his batting than his bowling and took only 9 wickets overall in the season. He is one of the most expensive players bought by RCB in the last few years
South African all-rounder Chris Morris was bought by RCB for Rs 10 crore for the 2020 season. Morris was one of the best power-hitting batsmen for Rajasthan Royals, and his dynamic outfield performances added further importance to his name. Although he was the missing player for RCB that season, he managed to take only 11 wickets at an average of 6.63, which was still his best IPL performance in bowling.
Pawan Negi After impressive performances as a pinch hitter and good bowler for CSK in the 2015 season, Negi was bought by RCB for a huge sum of Rs 8.5 crore in the 2016 season. However, Negi failed to live up to the expectations and could only score 57 runs and take one wicket in 8 matches for RCB that season.
In the 2016 season, RCB bought Australian T20 all-rounder Shane Watson for Rs 9.5 crore. However, Watson could not perform well and could only score 96 runs in 9 matches and take only 8 wickets. Despite being an opening batsman for most of his career, RCB used him in the middle order, with the 2016 season not being good for him.
In the 2014 auction, RCB bought Yuvraj Singh for Rs 14 crore, making him the most expensive Indian player at that time. However, his performance in the 2014 season was disappointing and he managed only 376 runs and 5 wickets in 14 matches. Despite his remarkable performance of 83 runs and 4 wickets in a game, RCB finished 7th that season.
Veteran South African player AB de Villiers was bought by RCB for Rs 11 crore during the 2011 season. Kohli has described ABD as a dressing room leader and role model for his dynamic batting skills. With over 4491 runs for RCB at an average of over 40 and a strike rate of 150, ABD has proven himself to be a master of 360-degree batting. Following his retirement, RCB retired ABD's jersey number, making him the first player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.