In a groundbreaking move, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has switched his allegiance to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in what stands as one of the IPL’s most expensive trade deals to date. This strategic move comes ahead of the highly anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Auction.
Cameron Green, who was acquired by Mumbai Indians (MI) last year for a whopping INR 17.50 crore, emerged as one of the most expensive buys in the previous season. His notable performance in IPL 2023 included scoring 452 runs and taking six wickets with an economy rate of 9.50.
However, the dynamics of IPL trades demanded that Mumbai Indians create space for the return of Hardik Pandya, resulting in the need to trade a high-value player. Cameron Green perfectly fit the criteria, and seizing the opportunity, Royal Challengers Bangalore swiftly welcomed him into their squad ahead of the IPL 2024 Auction. This strategic move showcases the intricacies and high stakes involved in IPL team management.
The move becomes even more significant in the context of RCB’s proactive approach to reshaping their squad. Having released 10 players, RCB went on to accrue a substantial purse of 40.75 crores. With the addition of Cameron Green to their ranks, RCB now has six more slots to fill as they prepare for the upcoming season.
The released players from RCB include notable names such as Wanindu Hasaranga, Finn Allen, Kedar Jadhav, Harshal Patel, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, and Siddarth Kaul. The current RCB squad for IPL 2024 boasts a formidable lineup, with players like Faf du Plessis leading the team, supported by stalwarts like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj.
As the countdown to the IPL 2024 Auction begins, the strategic maneuvers of each franchise come to the forefront, setting the stage for what promises to be another thrilling season of the Indian Premier League.