Over the past few seasons, the Indian Premier League has only seen the participation of 8 teams. However, IPL 2022 will be a little different as two new teams will join the league. As a result, there is also a mega auction taking place next year before the tournament. The mega-auction will result in many changes in the current group of all the teams.
However, all IPL franchises may retain 4 players in the group. Out of that, there could be 1 or 2 overseas players, while the rest should be domestic players. Royal Challengers Bangalore is one team that has lost IPL finals three times. They have also reached playoffs several times but have so far been unable to claim the title.
In IPL 2021, the Virat Kohli leader showed good performances in the first half. They win 5 games out of 7 and occupy third place in the standings with 10 points.
Although the RCB concession wants to include some new players in the group during the IPL 2022 auction, they will also retain some important players from the current group. Here we look at 4 players who can retain Royal Challengers Bangalore at IPL 2022 auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 4 players to retain Royal Challengers in Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli is the first player that Royal Challengers Bangalore will definitely retain in the IPL 2022 mega-auction. Virat Kohli has been part of the franchise since the first issue of IPL 2008.
Over the years, the franchise owners have supported the Indian player in the team. On top of that, Kohli also acted consistently with the bat for the team in the tournament.
The right-handed batsman is the highest scorer in the tournament with 6076 runs in 199 games, hitting five centuries and 40 half-centuries in the process. The 32-year-old owns an average of 37.97 and a strike rate of 130+.
In IPL 2021 he scored 198 runs in 7 overs with the highest beat of unbeaten 72. Kohli is among the leading batsmen in international cricket and RCB will not release him in any situation in any future.