One Wrongly Retained And Released Player Of Each IPL Team

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Mohammed Siraj (Wrongly Retained)

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Siraj has a good First-Class as well as a good List A record. He made his debut in T20Is last year and took 3 wickets in 3 games at an average of just under 50. But for RCB, the 25-year-old has a lacklustre two previous seasons.

He took only 18 wickets at an average of above 30 in the last two seasons. The inability to bowl yorkers at the death has constantly bothered RCB. In this scenario, the decision to get Siraj retained is an absurd one.

Shimron Hetmyer (Wrongly Released)

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This year RCB has released many of their overseas players. This includes Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, and Heinrich Klaasen. But the decision to released Hetmyer was a strange one.

Although Hetmyer wasn’t any good, but the 22-year-old had potential. He was bought for INR 4,2 crore but scored only 90 runs in the five games last season. He showed his class in the last game where he scored 75 off 47 balls. RCB won the game but it was an inconsequential victory. Thus Hetmyer had something in him and he deserved another shot.