IPL 2021: Here is what RCB looks like after the franchise released the list of retained players
It seems like we have just finished with IPL 2020 and IPL 2021 is already close. IPL 2020 happened in November 2020 after being postponed due to the pandemic lockdown. The championship came as a relief to the entertainment deprived-frustrated individuals who were tired of staying at home due to the pandemic. It was a long and rough ride and as always, the tournament garnered the highest viewership than any other television program.
The schedule for IPL 2021 has not been released yet but the preparations to conduct the tournament as always in the months of March-April are in full force. The teams have recently announced their list of retained players and IPL Auction has been scheduled for 18th of February in Chennai. While most of the teams retained their treasured players, some players had to be released to make way for new talent. Here is how the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore looks like after the announcement.
Royal Challengers Bangalore ended up fourth in the previous IPL tournament which has been a huge step up after their serial losses in the past few tournaments. The young players of the team like Devdutt Padikkal and Yuzvendra Chahal performed spectacularly. The team had managed to make it to the playoffs but failed to proceed further. Since this is a significant improvement it is expected that the team will make changes and attempt to make it further in the upcoming tournament.
RCB retained most of its players namely Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Devdutt padikkal- the star player of IPL 2020, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal- another spotlight stealer in IPL 2020, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.
The released players list includes Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, and Gurkreet Mann.
It looks like the team is ready to pull in some new fighters into the team to go beyond the Qualifiers, but who might they be? This question can only be answered after 18th February. Check out all IPL updates here. Download the YuppTV App to get all the latest News about IPL 2021.