The World Cup 2023 Tournament is over with Australia crushing the dreams of millions of Indian cricket fans. Well, for those weeping hearts, BCCI has announced one of the most celebrated cricket leagues, IPL 2024 Auction date and venue.
For the first time, the IPL Mini Auction 2024 will be held overseas in Dubai on 19th December. The IPL Auction 2024 will be followed by the Women’s Premier League 2024 on 9th December.
One of the teams that will be an eye candy for the 2024 IPL season is RCB.
The RCB has been waiting for their Maiden IPL trophy for 16 years. The RCB Players were great in the quadrennial tournament of ICC World Cup 2023.
In this article we will discuss the IPL 2024 RCB retained players and released players list. Also, we will look more closely at possible RCB targets for the 2024 IPL in a mini-auction.
RCB Target Players in IPL 2024 Auction (anticipated)
Since the beginning of the time RCB has been trying so hard to win their first-ever IPL trophy. This underdog team has the most IPL fans due to its star players including Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Faf du Plessis.
The IPL 2024 Auction date is set on the December 2023 calendar and soon RCB franchise will be ready for action to grab the best player for the IPL 2024 season. This year RCB will go for Australian pacer Mitchell Starc who did an amazing job in the 2023 ICC World Cup Final against India.
There is another name coined who might joined the RCB is Indian origin Rachin Ravindra tweeted hello to RCB fans on X former Twitter social media platform. Below are some top players RCB would target in the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai.
|No.||Target Players in IPL 2024|
RCB Retained Players IPL 2024
The ICC World Cup 2023 was a big success for most of the RCB players. Starts with Virat Kohli, Player of the Tournament and former skipper of RCB bagged 765 runs in 11 innings of the ODI World Cup Tournaments. Glenn Maxwell, another RCB star player held the record for the highest score of 201* against Afghanistan in the 2023 World Cup. Mohammed Siraj has had ups and downs in the World Cup but this RCB bowler is topping the ICC ranking list for bowlers following South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj. However, RCB skipper Faf Du Plessis ruled himself out of the ICC 2023 World Cup due to his Tennis Elbow. But Du Plessis assured that he’s open to T20 cricket.
These are the top RCB players and sure they are not going anywhere in the 2024 IPL. The rest of the retained RCB players for the IPL 2024 list are listed below.
Let’s have a look at the possible retentions for RCB in IPL 2024:
|4||Faf Du Plessis|
|10||Mayank Dagar (T)|
|17||Vyshak Vijay Kumar|
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RCB Released Players IPL 2024: Trade Players List
Veteran wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik had great outing in IPL 2022 where he turned out to be the crucial finisher for RCB who could change the course of a game in the final overs. He amassed 330 runs in 16 matches with an average of 55.00 and a strike rate of 183.33. However, the things were completely different in IPL 2023 where he could only score 140 runs from 13 matches at an underwhelming average of 11.67. His form was completely different from the preceding season and it looks like RCB could release him ahead of the IPL 2024 auction.
Apart from Dinesh Karthik, there are few players who didn’t live up to the expectations and are likely to be released by RCB for the upcoming season. Let’s have a look at the probable list of players who could be released by RCB ahead of IPL 2024.
RCB IPL 2024 Coaching Staff
RCB will be coming with an all new coaching staff in IPL 2024. Notably, previous coach Sanjay Bangar and Director of Cricket Mike Hesson have ended their stints with the franchise few months after the end of IPL 2023.
Now former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower has now been appointed as RCB’s Head Coach for the upcoming season. Flower was previously with Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG) in IPL 2022 and 2023. Under his stint, LSG were able to qualify for the playoffs in both seasons. Let’s have a look at RCB’ full coaching staff and support staff for IPL 2024:
Andy Flower (head coach), Adam Griffith (bowling coach), Sridharan Sriram (batting and spin bowling coach), Malolan Rangarajan (fielding coach and head of scouting), Evan Speechly (head physio), Basu Shanker (strength and conditioning coach), Soumyadeep Pyne (manager), Navnita Gautam (sports massage therapist), Prathmesh Mishra (chairman), Rajesh Menon (vice president and head), Nikhil Sosale (head – business partnerships), Ajith Ramamurthy (head of content and digital), Harini Priyadarshini (doctor), Ramesh Mane (masseur and caretaker), Mangesh (masseur), Sabyasachi Sahoo (assistant physio), Freddie Wilde (analyst), James Bell (analyst).