Sanjay Bangar explains RCB’s plans ahead of the IPL mini-auction

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All the 10 IPL franchises are busily preparing for the mini-auction on the 23rd of December.

Similarly, Royal Challengers head coach, Sanjay Bangar has also retained and released players.

While RCB had a decent outing this year in the IPL, they will look to perform better in the next season.

The franchise has maintained the same core group of players from this season.

Jason Behrendorff, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama Milind, Luvnith Sisodia, and Sherfane Rutherford have been released.

Head coach Bangar says that the franchise has been working on its strategies and core group of players.

He has also praised the work of the support group during the mega auctions this year.

Some quotes from Sanjay Bangar’s Interview

The second season after a mega auction is always interesting. It is important because of the fact that it gives you an opportunity to measure yourself in terms of how your team selection was in the mega auction. That’s where I felt, the kind of preparation that the management and support group has put in, in terms of identifying players, putting up a combination, how to have a domestic and overseas player mix becomes extremely crucial.

Adding further, he says,

For us we have vindicated the fact that having retained 18 out of those 23 players that we had last season means that a bulk of the work which was done in the mega auction was pretty spot on and it needed continuation because consistency is something that we are very big on.

Concluding the interview, Bangar said,

Identifying the core group of players and developing them around the year has been our endeavour; even after the end of the IPL season last year. Unfortunately, we had to release a couple of our players, Aneeshwar, CV Milind, and Luvnith Sisodia. There are domestic players and I am pretty sure, the kind of exposure they got last season, traveling with the team, training with the team, their interactions with overseas and international players, Indian international players would have certainly helped them quite a bit.

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