IPL 2021 Auction: The IPL Auctions are as lucrative and enticing to the fans as much as the game itself. The auction of 2021 is just a few days away, and franchises will have their permutations and combinations in place by now.
With all the buzz of the upcoming auctions looming around us, we roll-out the 5 most anticipated players who expected to be picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore on February 18th in Chennai and whose auction results will be most awaited.
The hard-hitting left-hander could find himself playing for RCB this year. The team has let go a few all-rounders from their side and would be on the lookout for a like-for-like replacement. However, Anderson might be away from competitive cricket for a while but is certainly a match-winner.
Ben Cutting could also be on RCB radar. He has proven credentials as a T20 player and played for a few IPL franchises before. He can hit the ball long and is a decent bowler too. Apart from that, he is a good fielder also that is beneficial for any side.
The all-rounder from Kashmir had last played an IPL game in 2016 but is still good enough to play for any team. With RCB letting go of Moeen Ali and Gurkeerat Mann, he could be a good replacement. He might not have the best strike-rate for a T20 batsman, but he is solid in his technique.
The Sri Lankan has been around for a long time now but is yet to show his true worth as an all-rounder. So far, he has played 287 T20 matches, having picked 243 wickets. He also has a strike-rate of 150, batting lower in the order.
After RCB lets go of Aaron Finch, they need an experienced hand at the top of the order, and who better than World no. 1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan. The latter has been exceptional in the last year as a T20I player. With Devdutt Padikkal, he could be a great opening pair.