RCB Retained and Released Players in IPL 2022
RCB Retained and Released Players in IPL 2022

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RCB Retained and Released Players 2022: A team like Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) who still waits to lift their maiden IPL trophy will keen to build their team strong enough to lift the trophy in IPL 2022.

Virat Kohli makes a shocking statement that he will step down as RCB captain in IPL 2022 and claims that he will continue to play for the franchise. This confirms that Virat Kohli will be the first player to retain by RCB in IPL 2022 Auction.

As AB de Villiers announces his retirement from all forms of cricket he won’t be a part of IPL 2022. Glenn Maxwell is the next name to hit the list of retention players. YES!! Maxwell executes an impressive performance in IPL 2021 where Maxwell scored 513 runs including 6 half-centuries with a strike rate of 144.10.

Maxwell Virat Kohli
Maxwell and Virat Kohli

RCB definitely looks to pick a finisher like AB de Villiers in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction.

The probable RCB Retained for IPL 2022 may be with three Indian players with a foreign player. The list may be filled as Virat Kohli, Harshal Patel / Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal / Yuzvendra Chahal / KS Bharat, and Maxwell/ Adam Zampa.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

RCB Retained and Released Players 2022

As per the BCCI rule, a team is set to be allowed to keep up to three Indian and two foreign players with the total number of retentions not exceeding four.

As per the conditions, the team management can either retain three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian players and two overseas players.¬†As BCCI allows 4 retentions to IPL teams in IPL 2022 mega auction thus there’ll be no RTM card available.

Updates

  • The retention of RCB likely to be Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal, and Yuzi Chahal or Mohammed Siraj
  • IPL 2021 retention will be live on Star Sports on November 30.
  • Royal Challengers Banglore set to retain Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell ahead of IPL 2022. As ABD announces his retirement from all forms of cricket RCB might try to retain KS Bharat for his wicketkeeper cum batter role.
  • AB De Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • RCB appoints Sanjay Bangar as the RCB head coach for the next 2 years.

IPL 2022 Retention Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB will retain Virat Kohli not as a skipper but as a successful player who leads the list of most runs in IPL history and remains as the person to score most runs(973) in a single IPL season.

Harshal Patel, who won the Purple Cap in IPL 2021 will be the next player to retain by the RCB in IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Other than these two Indian players Devdutt Padikkal the opener who scored back to back 400+ runs in his last IPL seasons will be the third retaining option for RCB.

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel

RCB will keen to pick a finisher cum foreign player AB de Villiers in IPL 2022 mega auction to strengthen their middle order.

Following are the details of the possible RCB Retained Players 2022:

Set 1(Mostly Confirmed)

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman
Mohammed Siraj/Yuzi ChahalBowler
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder

 

Set 2

If RCB skips Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat will be the player to be retained by RCB in IPL 2022 Auction. KS Bharat making his debut in IPL 2021 scored 191 runs from playing 8 matches with a strike rate of 122.43.

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
KS BharatBatsman
Harshal PatelBowler
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder

 

Set 3

Yuzvendra Chahal, the remarkable spinner who helps the team in tough situations will be the choice of retention if RCB decides to fill the space with a bowler.

Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

On the other hand, if RCB releases Glenn MAxwell and looks to strengthen the bowling unit with a foreign player then Kyle Jamieson is the player to look for.

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
Harshal PatelBowler
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Kyle JamiesonBowler

 

Set 4

Once RCB decides to fill the foreign position with an allrounder role then Maxwell will be the only option for RCB. Notably, Maxwell scored 513 runs with 3 wickets in IPL 2021.

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
Harshal PatelBowler
Mohammed SirajBowler
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder

 

If RCB decides to retain players in 2+2 format that is 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players then the following will be the possible IPL 2022 RCB retention:

Set 1

If RCB decides to retain 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players then Maxwell will be the one of the foreign players retaining options while Virat Kohli will be the one among the two Indian players.

If RCB needs a batsman then Padikkal will be the player to be retained.

Padikkal scored his 4th IPL half-century in 40 deliveries
Padikkal scored his 4th IPL half-century in 40 deliveries
PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman
Adam ZampaBowler
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder

 

Set 2

Following are the possible player to retain by RCB in IPL 2022 if they release Maxwell:

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
Harshal PatelBowler
Wanindu HasarangaAll Rounder
Glenn MaxwellAll Rounder

 

Set 3

Following are the possible player to retain by RCB in IPL 2022 if they release Maxwell, and Harshal Patel.

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
M SirajBowler
Finn AllenWicketkeeper-batsman
Dan ChristianAll-rounder

 

Set 4

Following are the possible player to retain by RCB in IPL 2022 if they release Adam Zampa and Siraj.

PlayerRole
Virat KohliBatsman
Harshal PatelBowler
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder
Kyle JamiesonBowler

 

RCB Released Players in IPL 2022 (Expected)

Apart from the retained players RCB will release all the remaining capped and uncapped players and will purchase the needed player in the IPL 2022 Auction. The following players are expected to release from the RCB franchise in IPL 2022 Auction.

  • Sachin Baby
  • Rajat Patidar
  • Mohammed Azharudeen
  • Suyash Prabhudesai
  • Aaron Finch
  • George Garton
  • Akash Deep
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Tim David
  • Pavan Deshpande (uncapped)
  • Shahbaz Ahmad (uncapped)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Dan Christian
  • Ab de Villiers