Mohammed Siraj was one of RCB’s three retained players for this season. The promising seamer has been an integral part of Bangalore since 2018 and the franchise has not even bothered to look behind after having him on board. Siraj has so far picked up 50 wickets from as many games ever since his debut in 2016.
Josh Hazlewood has been bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 7.75 crore. Bangalore outclassed Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and the Delhi Capitals to buy the Aussie pacer.
Karn Sharma has been bought by RCB for INR 50 lakh. Even his experience of having played for so many teams especially in multiple finals will certainly do a world of good for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they look to make the most of his abilities.
Despite being released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore last November, Harshal Patel came back where he belonged at the IPL 2022 mega auction. He was bought for a sum of INR 10.75 crore. RCB overcame stiff competition from CSK and SRH to bring Patel on board.
In the 11 matches that he has played since the 2018 edition, Lomror has managed 181 runs and a solitary scalp. The youngster had grabbed headlines in the 2017/18 Ranji Trophy season where he became the joint-leading wicket-taker for Rajasthan with 13 dismissals in six matches.
Wanindu Hasaranga was bought by RCB for a sum of INR 10.75 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction. The Sri Lankan all-rounder had registered a hat-trick at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against Sri Lanka and was also the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 16 scalps from eight matches at 5.20.
Dinesh Karthik has once again come back to RCB. Bangalore bought him after an intense bidding war with CSK at the IPL 2022 mega auction. He is also one of the seasoned players of the tournament having represented six franchises so far. This is Karthik’s first appearance for Bengaluru after the 2015 season where they had made the playoffs losing to Chennai in Qualifier 2.
Glenn Maxwell was RCB’s star performer with the bat last season which made him one of their retentions for IPL 2022. The Australian power-hitter was roped in by Bangalore for INR 14.25 crore and he obliged by amassing 513 runs from 15 matches averaging 42.75 and a strike rate of 144.10.
Shahbaz Ahmed has been roped in by Bangalore for INR 2.40 crore. This is the third time that the Royal Challengers Bangalore have shown faith in him and he would be hoping to live up to the franchise’s expectations. Ahamad was first bought by RCB in IPL 2020 for INR 20 lakh where he finished with two wickets from as many matches at an economy rate of 7.33.
Virat Kohli needs no introduction. Apart from having shattered several batting records at the international level, Kohli is also one of the most accomplished batters in the IPL. The ex- India skipper is currently the top-scorer in the history of the tournament having amassed 6283 runs from 207 games averaging 37.39 at a strike rate of 129.94 including five centuries and 42 half-centuries.
He has been roped in for INR 7 crore. Faf du Plessis has so far played 100 IPL matches and amassed 2935 runs averaging 34.94 and at a strike rate of 131.08. His best performance came in 2021 when he scored 633 runs from 16 matches and was instrumental in CSK’s fourth IPL triumph.