IPL 2019: Full list of retained players by Royal Challengers Bangalore and their salary
The past few weeks have been filled with headlines about the players who have been released from their squads ahead of the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League. There were a few surprise names which have been dropped and some big-name players who have not been retained by their franchises.
This means that we can expect the squads of each franchise to have a very different look once the 2019 IPL season does come around, with many big-name players up for grabs. With all the focus being placed on the players who have been released, little attention has been placed on the players who have been retained and how the squad of each franchise currently looks ahead of the IPL auction.
Let us take a look at the players who the Royal Challengers Bangalore have decided to keep as part of their squad for next year's season as they seek to defend their title. While some players have been dropped, many veterans of the squad remain and will continue to form part of the winning recipe which the Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to have found.
Below is the full list of players which have been retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as well as their salary:
Virat Kohli - ₹17 crore (US$ 2.4 million)
AB de Villiers - ₹11 crore (US$ 1.5 million)
Yuzvendra Chahal - ₹6 crore (US$ 834,876.00)
Umesh Yadav - ₹4.2 crore (US$ 584,413.20)
Washington Sundar - ₹3.2 crore (US$ 445,267.20)
Navdeep Saini - ₹3 crore (US$ 417,438.00)
Mohammed Siraj - ₹2.6 crore (US$ 361,779.60)
Colin de Grandhomme - ₹2.2 crore (US$ 306,121.20)
Nathan Coulter-Nile - ₹2.2 crore (US$ 306,121.20)
Moeen Ali - ₹1.7 crore (US$ 236,548.20)
Parthiv Patel - ₹1.7 crore (US$ 236,548.20)
Pawan Negi - ₹1 crore (US$139,146.00)
Tim Southee - ₹1 crore (US$ 139,146.00)
Kulwant Khejroliya - ₹85 lakh (US$118,274.10)
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have yet again retained a squad of powerful and talented players. They have released a few big names as well and the franchise looks set to freshen up their squad ahead of next year's Indian Premier League.
As expected, the franchise retained AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli which already gives them one of the best batting combinations in the entire tournament. It will be interesting to see which players will be selected as all-rounders and bowlers, given the disappointing performances last season.