Royal Challengers Bangalore have endured difficult years since their side finished second in the 2016 season of Indian Premier League (IPL). They have finished last in the league table twice. (More Cricket News)
Skipper Virat Kohli, two days before the auction, said this: "We've had a few discussions to build a team around, strong core that we already have and we assure you that we are going to cover all the bases that are required and build a very strong team to have a really good season in 2020."
Now the question is, have done enough?
They spent Rs 21.5 crore on eight players -- South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris (Rs 10 crore), Australia batsman Aaron Finch (Rs 4.40 crore), Australia pacer Kane Richardson (Rs 4 crore), South Africa pacer Dale Steyn (Rs 2 crore), Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana (Rs 50 lakh), Indian all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed (Rs 20 lakh), Australia wicketkeeper Joshua Philip (Rs 20 lakh) and Indian batsman Pavan Deshpande (Rs 20 lakh).
Final squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad
Players released before the auction: Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetymer, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Prayas Ray Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Milind Kumar (and Dale Steyn, mid-season replacement)