All clubs strengthened their squads with significant acquisitions at last month’s Indian Premier League auction for the 2023 season. In addition to Sam Curran, who established a new record for the most expensive auction acquisition after obtaining INR 18.5 crore for Punjab Kings, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, and Nicholas Pooran also earned huge gains in the auction. Although not many teams had the luxury of large money since it was a mini-auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore was one of them.

The RCB had INR 8.75 crore when it entered the auction and had already retained the majority of its key players from the 2022 match. Bangalore’s highest acquisition in the 2023 auction, Will Jacks of England, cost the group INR 3.2 crore. A 24-year-old all-around athlete from Karnataka named Manoj Bhandage was one of the Indian players whom RCB spent money All clubs strengthened their squads with significant acquisitions at last month’s Indian Premier League auction for the 2023 season. In addition to Sam Curran, who established a new record for the most expensive auction acquisition after obtaining INR 18.5 crore for Punjab Kings, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, and Nicholas Pooran also earned huge gains in the auction. Although not many teams had the luxury of large money since it was a mini-auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore was one of them.

The RCB had INR 8.75 crore when it entered the auction and had already retained the majority of its key players from the 2022 match. Bangalore’s highest acquisition in the 2023 auction, Will Jacks of England, cost the group INR 3.2 crore. A 24-year-old all-around athlete from Karnataka named Manoj Bhandage was one of the Indian players whom RCB spent money on bringing into their team.

The athlete will make his IPL debut after representing Karnataka in 10 List A and 16 T20 games in the past. However, Bhandage didn’t think RCB would even make an offer for him.

“In modern cricket, scouts would watch any matches or events I participated in. I attended those trials, did well in front of them, and got a few calls from franchisees. “I had a call from RCB to attend the camp as well, but I couldn’t because I suffered an injury during the Maharaja Trophy and couldn’t recover,” Bhandage stated in an interview with Sportskeeda. Because I didn’t participate in the trials, I didn’t anticipate being chosen by the RCB. Incredibly, I get to play for RCB since I had expected other teams to bid for me, the 24-year-old said.

The other three IPL teams that have yet to claim the title are Lucknow Super Giants, Delhi Capitals, and Punjab Kings. RCB is one of these four teams. South African Faf du Plessis took over as captain of the team last year, marking a shift in the position.