IPL 2020: 3 Players RCB can target on Mike Hesson’s advice in the Auction

IPL 2020: 3 Players RCB can target on Mike Hesson’s advice in the Auction

One player in the list is yet to make his IPL debut.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: IANS)

The IPL Auction 2020 is just a few weeks away and all the respective team managements would have started their planning process for the same. The teams had released their respective retention lists ahead of the auction. While the 2016 IPL Winners, Sunrisers Hyderabad had released the least players (5), the runners-up of the 2016 season, Royal Challengers Bangalore grabbed the headlines by releasing 12 players.

The Bangalore-based franchise has never won an IPL trophy despite having a strong squad. Players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Daniel Vettori, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid have been a part of this franchise yet it has no trophies in its cabinet.

The owners has thus changed the coaching staff of the team as they recruited the former Kings XI Punjab coach, Mike Hesson for IPL 2020. Every year, the coaches play a huge part in the team’s auction strategy. The same can be expected from Hesson this year.

Here are the 3 players RCB can target on Mike Hesson’s advice in the IPL 2020 Auction:-

James Neesham

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The Kiwi all-rounder, James Neesham had gained the cricket universe’s attention with his all-round brilliance in the 2019 World Cup. He stood third in New Zealand’s highest run-scorers and highest wicket-takers’ list. Neesham’s contributions had played a vital role in the team’s success at the mega-event.

Thus, since Hesson has coached New Zealand in the past, he would know about the special talent possessed by the 29-year-old player. He has played for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL hence; he has a clear idea about the Indian conditions. Given that RCB have a plethora of empty spots in their overseas department, they may hunt for Neesham in the auction.