RCB will be skippered by India's batting power-house Virat Kohli © AFP
RCB will be skippered by India’s batting power-house Virat Kohli © AFP (File Photo)

As we gear up for yet another year of fast paced cricketing action edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, it is for another session of buying and selling of players. The IPL player auction 2016 is just a day away and we have a look at how the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) shape up going into one of the most awaited player auction in sports arena all around the world.  RCB has in recent times been a team that has dazzled the crowds and fans alike with their outspoken and expressive characters within the squad. Skippered by Indian Test captain Virat Kohli, they have a player who does not shy away from expressing himself on or off the field. Kohli is closely followed by West Indian charisma or Universe Boss as he call himself, Chris Gayle who was in news for all the wrong reasons during the Big Bash League 2015-16 ( Gayle did have a fairly decent outing). In AB de Villiers, they have one of the most destructive batsmen ever in Twnety20 (T20) cricketing history [all formats basically].

RCB also boasts of International players such as Australian’ s pace-man Mitchell Starc who has had infamous outing in the previous editions of IPL and also South Africa all-rounder David Wiese. Capping it off is New Zealand’s Adam Milne. Among the Indian talent they are in no ways less than the international recruits starting of with teenage sensation Sarfaraz Khan who is having a dream run with the bat in the ICC Under-19 World Cup for India. He will have domestic prolific performer Kedar Jadhav, Sreenath Arvind and Mandeep Singh to look upto . One of India’s rising star Varon Aaron is also a part of the outfit along side Abu Nechim and Yuzvendra Singh Chahal who will only add to the variation in bowling to the squad.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Player Name Indian / Overseas
Abu Nechim Ahmed Indian
Harshal Patel Indian
Kedar Jadhav Indian
Mandeep Hardev Singh Indian
Sarfaraz Naushad Khan Indian
Sreenath Arvind Indian
Varun Aaron Indian
Virat Kohli Indian
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Indian
AB de Villers Overseas
Adam Milne Overseas
Chris Gayle Overseas
David  Wiese Overseas
Mitchell Starc Overseas
   
No of Players 14
No of Overseas Players 5

With a total purse of  ₹21,62,50,000 Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to by more utility players’ to add to their already impressive talent list. The RCB team will be coached by the multi talented former New Zealand star Daniel Vettori, who was also a player for RCB in earlier edition. Along with him the bowling department will be nurtured by South African paceman Allan Donald .