RCB Trade Shahbaz Ahmed for SRH’s Mayank Dagar

RCB Trade Shahbaz Ahmed for SRH’s Mayank Dagar

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) has again made a big move before the commencement of the IPL auction by trading allrounder Shahbaz Ahmed with the allrounder Mayank Dagar of Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH). According to some reports, these were some of the final trading done by both of these franchises before the closure of the retention allotted to all the IPL franchises which is tomorrow. 

Shahbaz Ahmed had a constant presence in the setup of RCB for the previous 2-3 years, however, he was not performing up to his standards in the recent games which could be the reason for his trading. He is a lower-order batsman with a spinning option in the middle overs. He was roped in by the franchise owing to his great performance in domestic cricket which also led him to earn a maiden national team call-up.

On the other hand, Mayank Dagar is a promising all-rounder who hasn’t shown his full potential at the IPL platform yet. He is a similar kind of player when you compare him with Shahbaz Ahmed. He was first picked up by the Kings XI Punjab back in 2018 and later he was roped in by the SRH management in the mini-auction at INR 1.8 Crore. However, Mayank Dagar has still not got enough chances at the IPL level to prove his worth which he would be looking for in the next IPL season.

By Sunday, November 26, the teams must submit the list of players they have kept and discharged. The teams are therefore free to trade for players until the deadline.With Daniel Vettori leading SRH and Andy Flower leading RCB, respectively, both teams have new coaches at the helm. They must make some important decisions before the retention deadline and the mini-auction.

The franchise’s purse for the 2024 mini-auction would be boosted by player releases, and RCB is hoping to raise money by letting go of possible players like Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel. Despite perhaps having disappointing seasons in 2023, both players were lured in for a substantial quantity of money at the IPL 2022 mega-auction. RCB’s bankroll will increase by ₹21.25 crore if both players are released. SRH is also thinking about what will happen to Harry Brook, its own high-profile acquisition. The England international had a terrible season even though he scored 100 in the 2023 campaign. If the 2016 IPL winners decide to add Brook to the player pool, their purse will increase by ₹13.25 crore.

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