IPL 2024: Four ODI World Cup 2023 Players RCB Can Target In The Auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) performance in IPL 2023 was mediocre at best. Although they received a good start to the season, Faf du Plessis and his men were unable to keep up the good performance till the very end, which resulted in them finishing 6th on the points table.
They are now expected to stir their squad with fresh players to up their game and they can do that in the IPL 2024 auction, which is scheduled to take place in 19 December 2023 at Dubai.
RCB is expected to release Anuj Rawat, Harshal Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Finn Allen ahead of the auction. As we know the World Cup is one of the best platforms to scout overseas players. In this article, we mention four such players whom RCB can buy in the IPL 2024 auction based on their performances in the ongoing ODI World Cup.
4. Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka has never played in the Indian Premier League before and he might end up being a surprise buy by Royal Challengers Bangalore as he suits their requirements.
RCB currently does not have a responsible opener who can bring some dynamism into the game. Pathum Nissanka can provide that to the Challengers. We saw how he can perform under pressure in the match against England where his unbeaten knock of 77 won the match for Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup 2023. As he is a differential and not many teams will go after him, RCB can also get him for cheap very easily.
3. Dilshan Madushanka
Another Sri Lankan player who has impressed the masses with his performance in the 2023 ODI World Cup is Dilshan Madushanka. He had already taken 11 wickets in five matches and is the fourth-highest wicket-taker so far in the tournament after Adam Zampa, Mitchell Santner, and Jasprit Bumrah.
The left-arm medium pacer is just 23 years old and can be called the find of the season, as nobody had expected him to perform so fabulously in the ODI World Cup. A major credit for Sri Lanka’s superb performance in the ODI World Cup so far goes to this youngster.
2. Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran has proven to be one of Afghanistan’s most clutch players in the 2023 ODI World Cup so far. He might not be on the list of the highest scorers of the tournament but he has shown great potential. Moreover, his performance against Pakistan which turned the match in Afghanistan’s favor is enough to judge his calibre. RCB can attempt to buy him as a top-order batsman in the inability to buy Pathum Nissanka.
1. Quinton De Kock
Quinton de Kock has simply been on fire in the 2023 ODI World Cup so far. He has scored 407 runs in just five matches, including three centuries, which speaks for itself. If he manages to continue playing in the same manner, he might soon break the record for the highest runs in a single ODI World Cup.
Thus, he will definitely be the top priority of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2024 IPL auction. If Lucknow Super Giants releasing de Kock ahead of the 2024 IPL auction has come back to bite them.