IPL 2019: Full list of players bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore went for some interesting players during the IPL Auction 2019 in Jaipur. They have already retained Virat Kohli [c], AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya and traded in Marcus Stoinis from Kings XI Punjab.
In total, they bought 9 players at the Auction in Jaipur and have a squad of 24 players, including eight overseas players to choose from going into IPL 2019. RCB is just short of one player to complete the maximum quota of 25 players and they ended the auction with INR 1.8 crore in the bank.
List of players bought by the RCB at the IPL 2019 auction
Shimron Hetmyer – ₹4.2 crore
Gurkeerat Singh Mann - ₹50 lakh
Devdutt Padikkal - ₹20 lakh
Shivam Dube - ₹5 crore
Heinrich Klaasen - ₹50 lakh
Himmat Singh - ₹65 lakh
Milind Kumar - ₹20 lakh
Prayas Ray Barman – ₹1.5 crore
Akshdeep Nath - ₹3.6 crore
At the Auction
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a bidding war with Kings XI Punjab to buy an explosive West Indies cricketer, Shimron Hetmyer for the whopping price of Rs. 4.2 crore. They got the likes of Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, who have been in good form in the domestic cricket.
Virat Kohli-led RCB also went for an all-rounder, Shivam Dube, who was bought at an enormous amount of Rs. 5 crores. Despite having Parthiv Patel and Shimron Hetmyer, RCB went for one more wicket-keeper batsman in Heinrich Klaasen.
They also went for domestic players in the form of Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, and Prayas Ray Barman. The wicket-keeper batsman, Akshdeep Nath was also bought for Rs. 3.6 crore.
RCB final squad for IPL 2019
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Prayas Ray Barman and Akshdeep Nath.