Royal Challengers Bangalore had a decent outing in IPL 2022. Even though the squad underwent massive changes, the Bangalore-based franchise qualified for the playoffs and made it to Qualifier 2. It seemed like RCB would end their championship drought, but now fans will have to wait till IPL 2023 for that.
Speaking of IPL 2023, the RCB team management will likely retain most of the players from the current squad. However, they might also look to release a few names and sign other players to work on their weak areas. In this listicle now, we will look at the three players Royal Challengers Bangalore may release ahead of IPL 2023.
1. RCB may not retain Sherfane Rutherford for IPL 2023
When Glenn Maxwell was not available for the initial matches in IPL 2022, the Royal Challengers Bangalore gave a chance to Sherfane Rutherford. The West Indian all-rounder is known for his big hits, but in three matches for Bangalore, he scored only 33 runs at a strike rate of 66. He hit only one six and one four in 50 balls. The team did not use him in the bowling department.
2. RCB may release Siddarth Kaul ahead of IPL 2023
Siddarth Kaul has done exceptionally well in domestic cricket for Punjab, but he got only one game at RCB this season. In that match, he went for 43 runs in his four wicketless overs. His economy rate was more than 10 runs per over. Kaul can be a match-winner if backed by the team management, but he was dropped from the playing XI only after one match.
3. Akash Deep
Another Indian fast bowler who might be released by RCB is Akash Deep. The uncapped pacer scalped five wickets in five matches, including one three-wicket haul. However, batters scored runs easily off him, as his economy rate was 10.88 this season. It will be interesting to see if Bangalore give him another chance.