IPL 2019 RCB Players List
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2019 team
RCB team 2019 players list is placed here. One of the perennially under-performing teams in the Indian Premier League, the Royal Challengers Bangalore need to do something drastically different to win the IPL. And lot of eyes will be on the RCB team 2018 squad given how they have managed to mess things up every season, especially with their bowling department. RCB players 2019 list is placed below.
Heading into this year’s auction, the RCB have released six players from their line-up and four of them are overseas ones. They have also traded in an overseas player in the form of Marcus Stoinis, a medium-pace all-rounder, in place of Mandeep Singh, who returns back to Kings XI Punjab. However, the big question is whether they are making the same mistake in picking up an all-rounder of the pace of Stoinis instead of going ahead and purchasing an out and out fast bowler or a quality wrist spinner.
Also out of favour is Brendon McCullum, whose recent struggles are well known – so much so, he was also dropped from his PSL side, Lahore Qalandars – and Corey Anderson, Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes and Sarfraz Khan. De Kock was sent to Mumbai Indians as a trade while Sarfaraz Khan’s fitness issues might have been a concern.
Virat Kohli will continue to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore side, forming the most explosive batting partnership with AB de Villiers in the competition. He has also confirmed participation in PSL 2019. Among those in the bowling attack, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will look to lead the attack, while Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav will join hands with Tim Southee as the pace bowling trio.
The one bowler who did not have too much game time last year but can be expected to be seen more this year is Navdeep Saini, who has worked wonders in the first-class competition in these previous few months. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Moeen Ali will add the overseas balance while Washington Sundar and Pawan Negi have both been retained by the setup.
They can still pick up 10 players and for doing that they have a huge salary cap of Rs.63.85 crore still available. RCB 2019 team players list is placed below.
RCB Squad 2019
Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Kulwant Khejroliya, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Released: Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Quinton de Kock, Sarfraz Khan
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis