RCB IPL 2023 Retention: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have announced their retainers for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction, which takes place on Tuesday.
The three-time IPL runner-up will be led by skipper Faf du Plessis in a squad that has released five players while keeping its core ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction on December 23 in Kochi.
The team released Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, and Sherfane Rutherford, who were not in the starting XI last season, and traded Jason Behrendorff to the Mumbai Indians. Rajat Patidar, who had a fantastic season after replacing Sisodia, has been retained by the franchise ahead of the auction.
The teams have an additional Rs 5 crore to spend in the upcoming auction, which will be held in Kochi on December 23, in addition to the purse from the previous auction and the value of the players each side has released, bringing the total purse tally to Rs 95 crore.
Following its retentions, RCB now has INR 8.75 crore in its coffers. Following the release of Behrendroff and Rutherford, it could fill up to two overseas slots.
RCB Trade-In: Jason Behrendorff to Mumbai Indians
Jason Behrendorff (traded), Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford
INR 8.75 crore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep
Player acquisition via trades – Nil
Overseas slots remaining – 2
Total available slots – 7