RCB’s official Twitter handle broke the news of the Sanjay Bangar franchise signing as a batting consultant.
Preparations for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have started. Franchises also announced the list of players released and retained for the upcoming season last month and the auction is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Chennai. Ahead of the event, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) decided to appoint Sanjay Bangar as their batting consultant for IPL 2021.
Bangar also worked with the India team. He was the batting coach of the team led by Virat kohli until India’s ouster from the 2019 World Cup in the semi-finals. He has also worked with the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) before in the same capacity and will certainly be aware of the work he has on his hands.
RCB’s official Twitter handle broke the news of franchise signing Sanjay Bangar as a batting consultant and welcomed the former Indian cricketer into the family. Bangar will now play a crucial role for RCB eventually in the auction if the franchise particularly targets a good lower-middle-tier batsman.
We are delighted to welcome Sanjay Bangar to the RCB family as a batting consultant for # IPL2021! 🤩
– Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 10, 2021
RCB released some top players ahead of auction
In terms of released players, RCB has let down Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube and Umesh Yadav, among others. While Dale Steyn has made himself unavailable for IPL 2021, Parthiv Patel removed from all forms of the game. Among all, Morris’s release left many puzzled as the all-rounder did well in the previous edition in the limited matches he played.
The team will now be looking for a decent all-rounder and may even buy Morris for a lower price. Moreover, they will also need a good death bowler as they also released Isuru Udana with Umesh Yadav. Their current line-up only has Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj in the bowling lineup alongside Kane Richardson and RCB needs a really good bowler, especially abroad, to fill the gap.