Amidst the IPL 2024 retention craziness, Royal Challengers Bangalore emerged as one of the key players as they acquired Mumbai Indians’ most expensive player - Cameron Green in an all-cash deal. To accommodate this blockbuster trade, the Royal Challengers had some sort of clearout as they released 11 players which certainly raised eyebrows.
Now talking about the upcoming IPL 2024 auction, Chennai Super Kings, with a purse of INR 31.4 crore, will be among the biggest buyers. Hence the five-time champions could certainly target some exciting players from Royal Challengers Bangalore to bolster their roster and make another deep run in the tournament.
The Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga was one of the most important players in the Royal Challengers Bangalore set-up since the previous mega auction. But a poor 2023 season saw Hasaranga out of the Bangalore-based franchise. Hence Chennai Super Kings could go big for the Sri Lankan as a possible replacement for Moeen Ali. Further, with Maheesh Theekshana’s recent poor performances, Hasaranga could replace his countryman as one of the frontline spinners for CSK.