IPL 2020: 5 players who can start a bidding war between MI and RCB

IPL 2020: 5 players who can start a bidding war between MI and RCB

Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have had contrasting fortunes in the league.

Mumbai Indians auction table
Mumbai Indians auction table. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The IPL Auction 2020 is just around the corner as all the respective team management groups of all teams have kick-started their planning processes for the same. Two of the most popular teams of the tourney, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have had contrasting fortunes in the league.

On one side, the Mumbai Indians have won four IPL championships in 12 seasons. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won a single IPL trophy. The Bangalore-based franchise has played three IPL finals but unfortunately, they have never emerged victorious in the all-important clash. Both the teams would look to sign a common bunch of players in the auction.

Here are the five players who can start a bidding war between MI and RCB:

James Neesham

Jimmy Neesham (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

There is always a need for all-rounders in T20 cricket and given how talented James Neesham is, both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore would hunt for him. The Kiwi all-rounder has also played in the IPL thus, he will be a hot commodity in the auction.

Though the injury problems have persisted with him, Neesham has regained his form on the cricket. In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the all-rounder was amongst the top three names in New Zealand’s run-scorers and wicket-takers charts.

Mumbai Indians do have Kieron Pollard and Sherfane Rutherford, however, they may want to sign a replacement for the released Ben Cutting. On the other side, RCB have retained only two foreign players. Thus, James Neesham could be a valuable addition to their squad.