IPL 2024 Auction: Final List of RCB Players Released, Retained, and Purse Available After Retention Day
The preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) season are in full swing among the franchises with the deadline to submit the list of released and retained players concluding today (November 19). RCB revealed their list in which they have let go of a staggering eleven players. In turn, the decision has made them the richest team to head into the IPL 2024 Auction.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by Faf du Plessis had a decent run in IPL 2022 but didn’t do well in IPL 2023, missing out on the playoffs. They won seven out of 14 games and finished sixth. There were some pertinent issues in their batting and bowling departments and will look to fix these issues in the upcoming IPL 2024 auction as they aim to win their maiden IPL title.
IPL 2024 Players Released
As of the previous season, BCCI allowed franchises to use the "TRADE" option where teams can exchange players between them. The 'IPL Trade Window' allows the franchises to either swap players between themselves or buy players for an all-cash deal.
The IPL 2024 players released will be put up on auction and get the opportunity to join another team before the league begins.
According to the IPL rules, each franchise can have 25 players in their squad, out of which a maximum of 8 can be foreign players. In Playing XI, each team can have a maximum of 4 overseas players in the mix.
IPL 2024 Auction Date
IPL 2024 Auction Date: BCCI planned to host the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai on December 19. The deadline for the final submission of the list of released and retained players is November 26.
IPL Auction 2024 Venue
IPL Auction 2024 Venue: BCCI planned to host the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai. As this will be a mini-auction, it will be a day-long event only. Notably, IPL 2024 Auction will be the first of its kind to be held overseas.
List of RCB Players Released Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction
RCB Released Players: RCB have already traded Shahbaz Ahmed to SRH. Their pacers have also failed to deliver at the death and players like Hashal Patel, Siddharth Kaul were all let go. Check the final Released Players list by RCB below:
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Harshal Patel
- Josh Hazlewood
- Finn Allen
- David Willey
- Michael Bracewell
- Wayne Parnell
- Sonu Yadav
- Avinash Singh
- Siddharth Kaul
- Kedar Jadhav
List of RCB Players Retained Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction
RCB Retained Players: RCB traded Cameron Green from Mumbai Indians for an all-cash trade to the tune of 17.5 crore. The franchise has also maintained its trust in the veteran players while retaining the young promising talents. Here is the final list of retained players by RCB:
- Virat Kohli
- Suyash Prabhudessai
- Faf du Plessis(C)
- Vyshak Vijay Kumar
- Anuj Rawat (wk)
- Mohammed Siraj
- Karn Sharma
- Akash Deep
- Glenn Maxwell
- Mahipal Lomror
- Himanshu Sharma
- Manoj Bhandage
- Rajan Kumar
- Reece Topley
- Will Jacks
- Rajat Patidar
- Dinesh Karthik
- Mayank Dagar (Traded from SRH)
- Cameron Green (Traded from MI)
IPL 2024 Teams Purse Value
BCCI increased the purse value of the franchises by INR 5 crores over the existing purse value of about INR 95 crores. RCB has the highest purse remaining with four overseas slots and seven overall slots.
RCB Remaining purse: Royal Challengers Bangalore have a remaining value of INR 40.75 crore. (Before Cameron Green trade)
RCB heavily relied on their top-order batters and will be aiming for young promising talent to ease the pressure a bit lower down the order. Their bowlers, especially in the death overs, faced challenges. For IPL 2024, RCB needs to fix these issues.