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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 15:27 IST

'I don't think they got it' : Ex-RCB captain voices concern over team's strategy in IPL 2024 auction

Ex-RCB captain has made a huge statement regarding the auction mistake that the team made on Tuesday in Dubai, highlighting that it could cause them trouble.

Aryan Suraj Chadha
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Every team selected their great players in the IPL 2024 auction, which was held in Dubai on Tuesday. They will all be aiming for a good season in the league. This year, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have been vying for the trophy since the competition's start, hope to break their trophy drought. RCB made low profile signings but will be optimistic with the signings they made. 

3 things you need to know 

  • RCB made 6 signings in the IPL 2024 auction 
  • RCB signed  3 Indian players and 3 overseas players 
  • RCB is yet to win an IPL trophy 

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Anil Kumble was not happy with the RCB in the auction 

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Anil Kumble expressed his displeasure with the approach of three-time finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 mini-auction in Dubai on Tuesday, December 19.

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In the off-season, RCB acquired Cameron Green and Mayank Dagar from the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), respectively. However, the brand chose to part ways with Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, and Harshal Patel in terms of releases.

RCB made offshore purchases during the auction, acquiring Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, and Tom Curran. Yash Dayal was the most important Indian addition for RCB, and they finished the auction with a couple of low-profile additions.

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In response to the Jio Cinema developments, Kumble gave his thoughts on RCB's plan. He said: 

“I think I agree with this in terms of the rating, I don't think they go beyond seven, because when you look at an auction, you're looking to better what you have done in the past or released. The three bowlers they released, if you look at Hasaranga, Hazlewood and Harshal Patel, have you picked players better than them?"

“They still require a spinner. They don't have a spinner. Even at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, it’s the wicket-taking spinners who always perform better. So they don't have that. They'll have to lean back on Karn Sharma, who hardly played last season. He was the impact bowler for them, but didn't play all the matches. So it's a huge ask and then they've made a trade as well. So it's not easy without a spinner. I don't think they got it quite right."

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Apart from the bowling trio mentioned above, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made a significant move by releasing 11 players before the mini-auction. The team then took a risk by going for Pat Cummins hard and placing a bid as high as ₹20.25 crore. But the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) outdid them in their efforts, and they ended up with the player.

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 09:54 IST

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