3 Overseas players RCB should release ahead of IPL 2020 Auction
These overseas players were under-performing for RCB.
Published - Nov 9, 2019 3:45 pm | Updated - Nov 9, 2019 3:45 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB went into the IPL 2019, carrying a lot of expectations on their shoulders. However, not to anyone’s surprise, the team failed yet again, finishing on the bottom of the table. The Indian players did step up to some extent, but no foreign player apart from AB de Villiers could show fight for the team.
This isn’t the first time when big guns have disappointed the team. While some of the players have done well in other leagues and international games in the past year, others have been struggling to find form. And the team would definitely like to release them and search for some new faces in the auction.
On this note, let us take a look at 3 overseas players RCB might want to axe before the auction:
1. Colin de Grandhomme
The New Zealand all-rounder was bought by RCB in 2018 for a sum of Rs 2.20 crores. But across the span of two seasons where he has represented the team, De Grandhomme has played only 13 games, without much to show. Moreover, the team has the presence of multiple all-rounders, who have been preferred over him.
The 33-year-old Grandhomme has only scored 177 runs and scalped 2 wickets in 13 games for the team. For a player who is the premier all-rounder for New Zealand squad, such stats are clearly underwhelming. Unfortunately, he has never been able to establish himself in the IPL despite a successful international career.
Therefore, RCB might like to get rid of him. Releasing him will help the team to ease up quite a bit of purse value, which they might use on finding a good backup Indian option in the all-rounders’ department.