Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) © IANS
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a disappointing campaign in 2014 © IANS

Hello and welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the IPL 2015 Auction for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Catch all the live updates for the team’s action in the auction. ANALYSIS: IPL Player Auction 2015: Sunrisers Hyderabad buy sensibly and have a formidable unit

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) got off to an aggressive start, bidding fiercely for Indian opening batsman Murali Vijay. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) started off with the bidding, but RCB joined in once CSK dropped off. However, KXIP had the final say. IPL 2015 Player Auction Live Updates

Another good and formidable session for the Royal Challengers as they end up buying five players, including the ceremony’s top buy of Dinesh Karthik for Rs. 10.50 crore. Other top buys include, Darren Sammy of West Indies (Rs. 2.80 crore), David Wiese of South Africa (Rs. 2.80 crore), Sean Abbott of Australia (Rs. 1 crore), Adam Milne of New Zealand (Rs. 70 lakhs) and many more. Read: Big purchases show intent from perpetual under-achievers


In Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB have the crème-de-la-crème of the world’s premier batsmen and their fans at the Chinnaswamy Stadium can expect big sixes raining in. Meanwhile, the beleaguered Yuvraj has a lot to prove after his reputation took a beating in the World T20 final and also live up to the tag of the most expensive IPL player.

While the batting looks formidable, RCB’s Achilles Heel will be the bowling, which looks short of a world class bowler who can run through attacks. The likes of Ravi Rampaul and Mitchell Starc are wicket-takers but can be erratic and leak runs in plenty. Just like the previous few campaigns, RCB’s batting will solely be the life and blood of the team.

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Following are the players bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2015 Auction:

Players

Base Price

Selling Price

Playing Role

Country

 Dinesh Karthik  Rs. 2,00,000,000  Rs. 10,50,00,000  Wicketkeeper-batsman  India
 Subramanium Badrinath Rs. 30,00,000 Rs. 30,00,000 Batsman India
Darren Sammy Rs. 1,00,00,000 Rs. 2,80,00,000 All-rounder West Indies
 Sean Abbott Rs. 50,00,000 Rs. 1,00,00,000 Bowler  Australia
 Adam Milne Rs. 30,00,000 Rs. 70,00,000  Bowler New Zealand
 David Wiese Rs. 30,00,000  Rs. 2,80,00,000 All-rounder  South Africa
 Sarfaraz Khan Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 50,00,000  Batsman India
 Jalaj Saxena Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 All-rounder  India
 Shishir Bhavane  Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Batsman  India

Players retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for IPL 8

Name Role Country
Virat Kohli Batsman India
AB de Villiers Batsman South Africa
Chris Gayle Batsman West Indies
Mitchell Starc Bowler Australia
Nic Maddinson Bowler Batsman
Varun Aaron Bowler Bowler
Rilee Rossouw Batsman South Africa
Vijay Zol Batsman India
Ashok Dinda Bowler India
Manvinder Bisla Batsman India
Iqbal Abdullah Bowler India

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The 2015 IPL auction is all set to take place in Bangalore on Monday for the upcoming season this year, which will be the eighth edition of the cash-rich league. Around 200 players are expected to go through the auctions with the eight franchises to battle it out with their funds. Delhi Daredevils will be the team to watch out for as they have released most of their players and look to rebuild their team in wake of the dismal performance last season, thus finishing at the bottom of the table.