Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have had a barren run over the last few years in the Indian Premier League (IPL). After losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2016 final, they finished in the bottom half of the points table in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Lack of depth in both batting and the bowling departments has been the primary cause of concern for Virat Kohli-led RCB in the last few seasons.
The Bangalore-based franchise tried to sort out these problems during the recently concluded IPL Auction. They procured the services of several renowned cricketers and reinforced their squad for IPL 2020.
RCB retained most of the core members of their team before the auction. They strategically used the bidding process to fill the gaping voids in the squad.
RCB picked up a flamboyant opener Aaron Finch, a hard-hitting all-rounder Chris Morris, and a promising 22-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Joshua Philippe. Their squad looks excellent on paper; therefore, one could expect a better show from the Kohli-brigade in IPL 2020.
Total money spent: Rs 78.6 crore
Full RCB squad for IPL 2020:
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed.