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2 players who got released by RCB and then became game-changers for Punjab Kings

RCB and Punjab Kings are currently battling in an IPL 2024 match at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. It is a do-or-die match.

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RCB and Punjab Kings are currently battling in an IPL 2024 match at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. Punjab Kings are playing their final home game of the tournament, and it is a do-or-die match for both franchises. Both teams have been a part of all the seasons played so far, but they have never won the championship.

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One of the major reasons why the two teams have never won the trophy is that they keep on chopping and changing with their team management and players quite often. They have had a lot of common players. There was a time when PBKS’s top-order majorly consisted of former RCB players only.

In this listicle now, we will look at the two such players who got released by RCB and then they established themselves as game-changers for the Punjab Kings in IPL.

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1. Former RCB player Rilee Rossouw is now a game-changer for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024

South African left-handed batter Rilee Rossouw was not that well-known when the Royal Challengers Bengaluru offered him an IPL deal. He could not make the most out of the opportunities and got released by RCB ahead of the 2016 IPL season.

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Rossouw is now playing for the Punjab Kings in the IPL. The left-handed batter has scored 61 runs off 26 balls already and is en route to his century against RCB in Dharamsala right now.

2. KL Rahul

The biggest game-changer to leave RCB and then join PBKS in the IPL was KL Rahul. He was a member of the RCB squad in 2016 and 2017. It was tough to understand why the Royal Challengers Bengaluru did not retain him before the 2018 mega auction. In 2018, he moved to PBKS and established himself as one of the most consistent batters in IPL history.