Aakash Chopra selects 4 players RCB should retain before IPL 2022 Mega Auction, leaves out Glenn Maxwell
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has ended just about a month ago and the preparations for the IPL 2022 has already begun, with the IPL 2022 Mega Auction coming up first.
All the teams are busy as to which 4 players to retain for the IPL 2022. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has set the rules that a team can retain a maximum of 4 players, of which it can be 3 Indian and 1 overseas combo or 2 Indian or 2 overseas combo.
All the 8 existing team in the IPL has been given a deadline of 30th of November to submit their retained players' list. After that, the 2 new teams can pick 3 players, from the list of players who have not been retained.
So the excitement for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction is hyping up. And before that, former cricketer and now commentator Aakash Chopra has picked 4 players that he thinks Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) should retain before IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
The former Indian cricketer, in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, was asked about which 4 players should RCB retain, given now AB de Villiers has retired.
Aakash Chopra decided to went ahead with all 4 retentions being Indian players. He stated that more overseas players will be available in the market during auction, however Indian players will be tough to find.
Aakash Chopra picks 4 players RCB should retain
The 4 players that Aakash Chopra choose are, Indian cricket team Test and ODI captain Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Paddikal, Mohammed Siraj.
Aakash Chopra picks his 4 retentions for RCB ahead of the IPL 2022 auction: (In his YT Channel)— Cric General (@CricGeneralNKS) November 23, 2021
Mohammed Siraj / Harshal Patel
Devdutt Paddikal#RCB #PlayBold #IPLAuction2022 pic.twitter.com/t7I5PnLSfw
While Chopra stated that Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal are must, there can be a toss up between Indian International bowler Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel, who also made his International debut in the T20I series against New Zealand.
Didn't include Glenn Maxwell
However, surprisingly, he opted to not go with Glenn Maxwell, who was RCB's highest run scorer and IPL 2021's 5th highest run scorer with 513 runs of 15 matches.
In support of his decision, Chopra stated that he doesn't have 100 percent confidence in Maxwell, and even though he did well this season, he has a doubt that he will repeat this next season.