Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis (Credits: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore squad: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be looking to end their long wait for their maiden IPL trophy in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Bangalore-based outfit performed well in the previous season of the IPL as they made it to the playoffs.

Playing under a new captain, the Faf du Plessis-led side registered 8 wins from 14 games to progress ahead of the league stage. Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the only three sides who are playing in the league since the inaugural season and are yet to win it.

In the past, Royal Challengers Bangalore have made it to the final thrice but ended up losing all of them. They will be desperate to put an end to their long wait in the upcoming season.

IPL 2022 Flop XI
Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

And ahead of the season, they have bolstered their squad with some new addition. Following the fine performance last season, RCB released only 5 players and entered the auction with a purse of Rs 8.75 crores.

As far as auction is concerned, it took place on December 23 in Kochi. Originally, 991 players had registered for the auction before the list was reduced to 405 players, out of which 273 are Indians, 132 are overseas players of which 4 players are from associate nations.

Before the auction, the ten franchises retained 163 players whereas 85 players were released from their existing squads.

Here is all you need to know about Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2023, the released players, retained players and the new additions:

Purse: INR 8.75 crore

Total slots available: 7

Overseas slots available: 2

Released players: Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, Sherfane Rutherford.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell (Credits: Twitter)

Retained and traded players: Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Faf du Plessis (SA), Finn Allen (NZ), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga (SL), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell (AUS), Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood (AUS), Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, David Willey (ENG).

New additions: Will be updated as soon as the auction goes on.

Full Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2023 (Will be updated as soon as the auction concludes):

Anuj Rawat
Dinesh Karthik
Faf du Plessis (SA)
Finn Allen (NZ)
Virat Kohli
Rajat Patidar
Suyash Prabhudessai
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)
Mahipal Lomror
Glenn Maxwell (AUS)
Shahbaz Ahmed
Akash Deep
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)
Siddarth Kaul
Mohammed Siraj
Harshal Patel
Karn Sharma
David Willey (ENG)