The Indian Premier League will hold its 16th season in India from April to June 2023. An auction will be held, as is customary before the start of each IPL season. The IPL 2023 auction will take place in December 2022.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a fantastic season and made the playoffs. Few RCB players have made a significant contribution, and a few of them, despite underperforming, remain an important part of the squad.
Top 7 retained players of Royal Challengers Bangalore
1- Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is one of the world’s most talented batsmen in the last ten years. Many players look up to him as a role model. Kohli’s influence on RCB has been nothing short of spectacular. Kohli, on the other hand, fell short of expectations during the IPL 2022 season. In 16 games, Kohli only scored 341 runs. But, since the Asia Cup 2022, he has returned to form and is trashing bowlers all over the ground. He also carried on his form in the T20 World Cup 2022, finishing as the tournament’s leading run-scorer. The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping for similar results in the IPL 2023 edition.
2- Faf Du Plessis
Faf Du Plessis is one of the most talented batsmen in IPL history. In the IPL 2022 season, Du Plessis fell short of expectations. RCB’s captain Du Plessis scored 468 runs in 16 games. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team management expects him to return to form and score some big runs for them in the IPL 2023 edition.
3- Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik will undoubtedly be among the top five players who have performed admirably. Dinesh Karthik, a seasoned cricketer, has scored 330 runs in 16 innings. His strike rate of 184 is among the best this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore appears to have found the ideal lower-middle-order batsman, and the franchise will undoubtedly be expecting a similar performance from Karthik in the IPL 2023 edition.
4- Wanindu Hasaranga
In the IPL 2022’s mega auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore paid a whopping 10.75 crores for the Sri Lankan star Wanindu Hasaranga. In 16 games, he has 26 wickets. He has been one of the season’s highlights, and Royal Challengers Bangalore team management will expect the same from him in the IPL 2023 edition.
5- Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell will undoubtedly be included among the top performers. Glenn Maxwell, a veteran cricketer, has scored 301 runs in just 13 innings. Royal Challengers Bangalore appears to have found the ideal lower-middle-order batsman, and the RCB’s team management will be looking for a similar kind of performance from him in the IPL 2023 edition.
6- Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar was the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s season-long find. With an average of nearly 56 and a strike rate of more than 152, the young talented batsman scored 333 runs in just 7 innings of play. The Royal Challengers Bangalore appear to have a spot for this top-order batsman, and the franchise will certainly have high hopes for him in the IPL 2023 edition.
7- Josh Hazlewood
Last year’s IPL saw the Royal Challengers Bangalore benefit from Josh Hazlewood’s fast bowling. He was crucial to the team’s success in IPL 2022. He was quick, bouncy, and tenacious. Josh’s outstanding bowling performance continued in the IPL 2022, with him finishing as the RCB’s second-highest wicket-taker. He took 20 wickets in 12 innings. He has been one of the season’s standout performers, and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping for the same from him in the IPL 2023 edition.