5. Shimron Hetmyer
Playing for Delhi in the 2021 IPL edition, Hetmyer ended up winning the super striker of the season. He has also got an astounding strike rate of 193 in the death overs. A player like Hetmyer will surely benefit the Men in Red in the locale of AB de Villiers.
4. Aiden Markram
Another fellow South African player who can be in the spot of ABD is Aiden Markram. The South African batsman has been in top form for the Proteas. He got into the Punjab Kings as a replacement in the UAE leg. And, was able to score 119 runs from 6 matches. But, Markram can be a very good option for the Royal Challengers.
3. Liam Livingstone
Currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals, Livingstone could not go big in the UAE leg. But, he has displayed how talented he is with the bat. Livingstone can be a convincing player in place of AB de Villiers.
2. Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow can be a good pick for RCB if he’s getting brought. A prolific run-getter, Bairstow has been one of the best ball-hitters in limited-overs cricket. He is also a batsman who can bat anywhere in the batting line-up.
1. Jos Buttler
Currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals, Buttler has been looking promising with the bat. But, it is unlikely the Men in Pink are keeping him back. If yes, Bangalore should go chasing him in the player auction for ABD.