IPL Mega Auction: Top 3 Picks by Royal Challengers Bangalore

Jeremy Caroll

Here are the top 3 picks of RCB for the upcoming seaon of Indian Premier League –

Harshal Patel: Harshal Patel, a veteran bowler, is signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for an unexpected fee of Rs. 10.75 crore”. Harshal’s contribution to his new team, Royal Challengers Bangalore will undoubtedly benefit the franchise, as Harshal’s performance last year stunned all game fans. Sunrisers Hyderabad also attempted to purchase the expert pacer, but only RCB was successful.

Harshal Patel made his IPL debut in 2012, but it wasn’t until last season that he became a huge star due to his exceptional performance. He took 32 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore to earn the Purple Cap and join Dwayne Bravo as the best wicket-taker in the cash-rich league in a single season.

Harshal joined the RCB team in 2021 after being traded off by the Delhi Capitals, and he quickly impressed everyone with his variety of yorkers, slower balls, and cutters. In November of the last year, his spectacular IPL performance helped him make his India debut against New Zealand in a T20I.

Harshal Patel has been added to the T20 team for the match against West Indies, which will take place at the legendary Eden Gardens on February 16th. This series could aid the difficult bowler in his preparation for the Indian Premier League’s forthcoming vital matches.

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Wanindu Hasaranga: Royal Challengers Bangalore was successful in buying Wanindu Hasaranga for ₹10.75 crore at the 2022 IPL Auction in Bengaluru. It was a long bidding battle as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings were also interested in procuring him. The auction for Hasaranga lasted more than five minutes before being abruptly halted due to a medical emergency suffered by the auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades. But at last, Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled the rope.

For the past few years, the Sri Lankan all-rounder has been generating headlines. Last year, he put forth strong performances against India in the T20 series. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, he was nothing special.

He finished the competition as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets at an average of 9.75 in eight matches. Hasaranga also contributed with the bat, demonstrating his wide range of abilities.

Wanindu Hasaranga
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Faf Du Plessis: Royal Challengers Bangalore was successful in buying FAF Du Plessis for ₹7 crore at the 2022 IPL Auction in Bengaluru. It was a long war of bidding as Delhi Capitals and CSK were also interested in procuring Du Plessis.

Royal Challengers Bangalore seems to be delighted about his purchase of Du Plessis. Faf Du Plessis has been one of the most successful batters in the league and played a crucial role in CSK’s title-winning effort in 2021 while batting at the top of the order.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction Faf Du Plessis
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