Irfan analyses RCB squad, suggests potential auction picks. Pathan recently analyzed the Royal Challengers Bangalore lineup and proposed a player to replace the brilliant Wanindu Hasaranga in the next player auction.
Irfan Pathan praise the RCB for acquiring outstanding Australian all-rounder Cameron Green and mention Mujeeb Ur Rahman as a player they may select in the auction to replace Wanindu Hasaranga, who was released earlier this month.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2024 season is set for Tuesday, December 19, in Dubai. The teams are finishing up their final preparations for the big day. Some of the clubs were busy in the trade window before to the auction, and RCB was clearly one of them. They purchased Green from the Mumbai Indians for INR 17.5 crore. Last season, the seam-bowling all-rounder appeared in 16 games for Mumbai, scoring 452 runs at an average of 50.22 and a strike rate of 160.28. He also contributed six wickets.
Former India all-rounder Irfan believes Green would solve a major problem for the Faf du Plessis-led club
The prominent analyst also suggested that Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb be consider by RCB at the auction if Hasaranga cannot be obtain for a lower price. RCB increased their budget by INR 10.75 crore by releasing the talismanic Sri Lankan bowler.
“If you look at their squad, with Cameron Green coming in, they’ve solved their biggest problem. ” The middle jumble has been resolved. They’ll need to figure out their bowling. If they can reclaim Hasaranga at a lower cost, that’s great. If not, they can consider Mujeeb. Mujeeb is a man who can take the pitch out of the equation. “He’s basically a mystery bowler who can bowl with the new ball and can be pretty handy in those kinds of tough conditions for bowlers. ” Irfan stated on Star Sports while previewing the auction.
Mujeeb went unsold in IPL 2023. The kid bowled quite effectively at the 2023 ODI World Cup, taking eight wickets in ten games at an economy rate of 5.59. He did, however, miss a couple easy opportunities and was careless on the field on times.
I really think you might see Mitchell Starc playing for RCB: Irfan Pathan
Ace Mitchell Starc, an Australian bowler, is ready to return to the IPL after an eight-year absence. He is projected to be a popular auction selection. Irfan anticipates that RCB would go with the seasoned campaigner who previously represented them in 2014 and 2015.
“I believe Mitchell Starc will play for RCB again because he was there previously.” “They’d want him there as well because, as a left-armer bowling 140-plus, having that extra pace in those types of pitches at the Chinnaswamy Stadium will be critical for RCB,” the 39-year-old said.
The 2007 T20 World Cup winner believed that the emergence of Karnataka pacer Vijaykumar Vyshak last season provided RCB the courage to drop the seasoned Harshal Patel and save INR 10.75 crore.
“Right now, they have a very underrated bowler who people may not be talking about, and that is Vyshak Vijaykumar, who came in as a replacement.” He had a lot of positive qualities in my opinion. His slower one was quite remarkable, which is why I believe RCB decided to leave Harshal Patel out,” Irfan added.
Last season, Vyshak appeared in seven games and took nine wickets. He bowled a variety of slower deliveries, capturing the attention of both fans and specialists.