IPL 2022: 4 players Royal Challengers Bangalore might retain ahead of mega auction

IPL 2022: 4 players Royal Challengers Bangalore might retain ahead of mega auction

Here are four key players that RCB might retain before the mega auction. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (photo source: IPL/BCCI)

For RCB, the IPL 2021 was nothing short of pure bliss. For the first time after many seasons, the franchise made back-to-back to the playoffs and was considered a strong contender. The signing of Glenn Maxwell also brought together a new vitality to the team and their perpetual death bowling woes finally got ceased. 

Even the form of their premier leg spinner Yuzi Chahal was top-notch in the second leg. Perhaps barring their frail lower middle-order, the team ticked all boxes and was perceived as a well-oiled machine.

However, the mega auction of IPL 2022 now fully changes the game as the franchise will eventually have to retain its four best cogs. Also apart from their four core retentions, the management has to indulge in a quest for selecting a new captain.

Here are four key players that RCB might retain before the mega auction:

1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

When you have the IPL’s highest run-scorer then there’s retention for that individual. The former captain will undoubtedly become the first player to get penciled in the retention list. Also, since the inaugural IPL season, Virat Kohli has only played for the red army and perhaps is the crux of the team’s overall brand value.

Overall as a player, Virat also hasn’t severely malfunctioned in the recent seasons. Since IPL 2016, only once the cricketer has endured a reasonable IPL season (308 runs in IPL 2017) otherwise the former skipper’s batting is a 400-run bank guarantee. Throughout while playing for RCB, Virat Kohli has played a total of 207 matches and has scored 6283 runs at a commendable average of 37.39.

All in all, now the captaincy resignation is also perceived to be very fruitful for Kohli as a batsman. In the next IPL edition, King Kohli can freely express himself and possibly might even rediscover a similar patch of IPL 2016. Hence, without an iota of doubt, the Indian skipper will remain intact with the red army.