Fans are desperately waiting for IPL 2023 to get underway. The buzz around the cash-rich league is at its highest with five months to go in the competition. Ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction, which is set to take place in December 23 and it remains to be seen if there would be any surprise picks in the mini-auction. The cricket news from several camps such as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings is to fill the void of a captain for their teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), on the other hand, would look to fill in the slots and find the right balance.
We decided to handpick three players whom the RCB franchise might target in the upcoming mini-auction, given that they have only 2 overseas slots left out of the total 7 and a money purse of INR 8.75 crore.
As things stand let us take a look at three players whom they might target in the mini-auction:
1) Sam Curran
The RCB franchise might go all out for Sam Curran, with the only concern being the money purse. With only INR 8 crore, it is highly likely that the franchise might opt out at the last moment. However, given the player’s potential, Bangalore might give it a shot.
The allrounder from England eventually ended up as the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament, with 13 wickets to his name, and eventually helped the Three Lions emerge victorious in the summit clash against Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup 2022.
2) Cameron Green
Cameron Green, the Australian allrounder, could eventually find himself in the Faf du Plessis-led South African team, as they are in the hunt for a pace bowler. Given that Green could also come up the order or open the innings, he might be a perfect fit in the Bangalore setup.
With the likes of du Plessis, Virat Kohli and the Kangaroo allrounder Glenn Maxwell in the squad, Green could be a great addition to RCB’s setup, and might as well end the trophy drought, to make it the greatest cricket news of all time.
3) Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey, the Indian batter, was eventually released from the Lucknow Super Giants and will now enter the auction set to take place in December. With 7 slots left, Pandey, with whom he had a fantastic outing in the year 2009, might as well find himself in RCB.
With the ability to stand up for the team and with the ability to rotate the strikes, the right-handed batter can be a perfect fit and eventually, du Plessis’ men could go all out for the Indian batter in the mini-auction.