Bangalore Royal Challengers Likely to Retain Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell Ahead of IPL Auction: Sources at The Singapore Time | Cricket News


Virat Kohli is expected to continue with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.© IPL

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are expected to retain former captain Virat Kohli and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, ahead of next year’s mega auction, sources familiar with the developments have told The Singapore Time. The eight existing teams all have time until November 30 to announce the list of players they would retain. These teams will be authorized to retain a maximum of 4 players. Two of the names selected may be foreign players.

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According to a report on The Singapore Time, the teams are likely to get a purse of Rs 90 crore at the next IPL auction.

The report further states that the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad, can choose three players before the auction after retentions are over. The combination for these two teams would be two Indians and one foreign player.

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Virat Kohli had decided to leave the post of captain of the franchise after the end of the 2021 IPL. RCB will also be without the South African hitting talismanic AB de Villiers from next season, as he announced his retirement. of all cricket a few days ago.

Kohli has been the greatest shooter in franchise and IPL history and he is also expected to play a big role in the future, but not as a captain. Glenn Maxwell was RCB’s star performer at the 2021 IPL, as he finished 5th in the season scoring standings, with 513 races. Its ability to launch effective off-spin and electric field-setting abilities means RCB is valuing it and might not want to risk taking it back into the auction.



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