IPL 2022: Three Players RCB Can Release Ahead of the IPL 2023 season

IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore had a reasonably decent season in the latest edition of the IPL. After losing to the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2, they finished the season as the second runners-up. They lost once again after coming so close to the championship. However, one of the main reasons behind it was the inconsistency and lack of runs from the senior players.

However, they would like to complete the unfinished business next season and would like to give a better show next time. But for that, they need to choose the right set of players. The Bangalore-based franchise will have something important to decide ahead of the 2023 season. The first step will be to select the best players in the auction next year and release those who did not perform well.

IPL 2022: Three players RCB should release ahead of the IPL 2023 season.

1. Mohammed Siraj (7 Crore)

One of the retained players for RCB ahead of the IPL 2022 was Mohammed Siraj. The right-arm pacer had the worst season in this edition. He was taken to the cleaners by the opposition batters. As a result, he ended the season with a few unwanted records.

Siraj became the only bowler in the history of the IPL to concede the most sixes (31) in one season. He also had the worst economy for any bowler in one season in the history of the IPL. Siraj took only nine wickets in 15 matches at an economy of 10.07. If the RCB releases him, there are chances that they can get him back for less money.

2. Anuj Rawat (3.4 crore)

RCB bought Anuj Rawat after a bidding war with Delhi Capitals at a price of INR 3.4 cr. They gave him a chance in the first eight matches, but the left-hander could not do much. As a result, Virat Kohli started opening the batting with Faf du Plessis. So if they want to stick with the same opening combination, there is no use of Anuj in the team.

The left-hander played in 8 matches and scored 129 runs at an low average of 16.33. He also just hit one half-century. So there are possible chances that RCB will release him and at this price they can try some other players.

3. David Willey (2 Crore)

In the first half of the season, RCB tried the English all-rounder in a few games, but he was not able to make any impact. And after the inclusion of Josh Hazlewood in the team, Willey just warmed the bench. And with the restriction of only four overseas players, it looks like he will only be sitting on the bench next season as well.

So it would be a good decision if the franchise wanted to release him next season. Overall, his performance is also not that satisfying. In four games, Willey scored just 18 runs and took only one wicket. Definitely, he didn’t justify his price tag of INR 2 crore.

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