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At the RCB’s IPL 2024 Player Auction, captain Faf du Plessis said, “We felt like we needed to improve at home.”

<p>In order to effectively attain the ideal squad balance during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Player Auction in Dubai on Tuesday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made some calculated purchases.</p>
<p>Captain Faf du Plessis said that it was a hectic period for him and the think tank as they put a lot of time into crafting a complete strategy which helped to approach the auction with much more clarity, as RCB performed well-thought-out six bids to create a strong team for the next season. He said that selecting players who would perform well at home was the team’s main goal.</p>
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<p>With players like Du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Rajat Patidar already constituting a formidable core in the top order, and having secured the services of all-rounder Cameron Green, who provides outstanding depth to the batting, RCB’s targeted approach in the auction resulted in them gaining additional strength in the bowling department.</p>
<p>Alzarri Joseph (₹11.50 Cr), an aggressive West Indian pacer, was the first player purchased by RCB at the auction. The 27-year-old may be a good option in death overs and currently holds the record for the best-ever IPL bowling stats (6–12). By acquiring England’s Tom Curran (₹1.50 Cr) and New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson (₹2 Cr), they increased the pace of their assault even further.</p>
<p>To provide variety in the bowling assault, RCB has recruited Indian left-arm pacer Yash Dayal (₹5 Cr) and spin all-rounder Swapnil Singh (₹20 lakh). To round up their 25-man roster, they purchased Gujarati wicketkeeper Saurav Chauhan, a gifted young player, for ₹20 lakh. When Chauhan crushed an 18-ball 61 in the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, it made headlines.</p>
<p>The RCB Chairman, Prathmesh Mishra, discussed the auction and player selection, saying, “RCB is committed to playing a fearless brand of cricket which ranks us among the top global franchises.” We want to develop a daring and vibrant performing culture inside the team with the help of Mo Bobat and Andy Flower’s skills. Their careful approach and preparation are evident in their well-thought-out auction acquisitions. We have now balanced our squad with the inclusion of all-rounders and excellent bowling options to provide fire to the pace unit, in addition to the already formidable batting lineup. All things considered, we’ve succeeded in assembling a strong squad that is ready to win in the next campaign.</p>
<p>“We thought we needed to do better at home after the previous season. One of our greatest achievements was to be successful outside of Chinnaswamy. We thus walked away and discussed how to improve at home, what it looks like to do so, and what methods we may use. The focus over the last two months has been entirely on preparing to improve at home and selecting bowlers and batsmen who would do well there, according to Du Plessis.</p>
<p>The direction we intended to take the RCB franchise was something we discussed extensively. It’s always crucial, in my opinion, to do your research, pay attention to all the details, and have a conversation about it. And I feel like we are a very well-connected leadership group, the three of us [head coach Andy Flower, director of cricket Mo Bobat, and bowling coach Adam Griffith], obviously with the help of a lot of the team, including Freddie [Wilde], the analyst, and [Adam] Griffith, the bowling coach, as well as Head of Scouting Malolan Rangarajan and Head of RCB Rajesh V Menon.</p>
<p>Head coach Flower said they had a dangerous batting lineup and expressed confidence in the bowling attack, hoping it plays a significant role.</p>
<p>“With Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, and Glenn Maxwell, it’s a really strong top four.” Somewhere in the top five is Cameron Green, who provides us with that power. Though his precise batting position is still up in the air, he provides us with a highly dangerous power option anywhere in the top five. Mohammed Siraj will spearhead the assault, therefore it will be crucial that he stays healthy and gets fired. The head coach said, “We have some talented young Indian bowlers there who will be developing with us over the season and hopefully playing a very big role for us.</p>
<p><strong>IPL 2024 Full Squad for RCB:</strong></p>
<p>The players that were kept in the team were: Mayank Dagar (from SRH), Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, and Cameron Green (from MI).</p>
<p>Alzarri Joseph (₹11.50 crore), Saurav Chauhan (₹20 lakh), Tom Curran (₹1.5 crore), Lockie Ferguson (₹2 crore), Yash Dayal (₹5 crore), and Swapnil Singh (₹20 lakh) are the new purchases.</p>

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