03-Jan to 17-Jan
RCB should utilize all 5 retention slots
62.67 % Defend
37.33 % Attack
“ Optimum retention will ensure the core group remains untouched ”
“ Play smart and make room for talent ”
Shreya Ganguly: Every franchise has a group of certain individuals that help build the team's foundation as the team grows from one season to another. Together, they contribute towards strategies, decisions on the field as well as off it. In RCB's case, players like Kohli, Gayle and de Villiers form a strong core, who understand the team's goals better. Their presence in the dressing room is a huge advantage. Therefore, cricketers who are best identified with the franchise should be retained as they will also help the newcomers settle into their role in the team and act as role models. RCB should retain as many players as possible.
Monish Moorthy: The auction rules are designed to balance the advantages of teams who want to retain players with teams who don't. Complete retention will add pressure on the core players, on the new players and most importantly on the team's auction purse. There are talented, unknown players bursting into the spotlight every where; RCB should seek them out and give them a chance, growing the core instead of making it an old boy's club.
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