Cameron Green has been traded by the Mumbai Indians to the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2024 Auction. The all-rounder has received a massive deal worth 17.5 crore from the RCB team. This decision helped the Mumbai Indians trade in Hardik Pandya from the Gujarat Titans for 15 crore.
Courtesy of this trade, Gujarat Titans have earned 15 crore in their auction purse, while the Mumbai Indians have managed to trade in an Indian all-rounder by leaving out a foreign all-rounder and added 2.5 crore to their auction purse.
But how did the trade impact Royal Challengers Bangalore? Many fans feel that RCB turned out to be a loser in this trade, and here are three reasons why:
1. Cameron Green could make himself unavailable if CA asks him to do so
The biggest negative for RCB is that they will have to shell out almost 20% of their auction purse just for Cameron Green. Green is one of the most talented all-rounders in the world, but he is an Australian all-format player, meaning he can decide to skip some matches if CA asks him to do so.
2. RCB could have bought Green for a lower amount
Had Cameron Green entered the IPL 2023 Auction, the Royal Challengers Bangalore could have managed to sign him for a much cheaper amount. Perhaps, they could have even secured him for 10 crore, allowing to save 7.5 crore on this deal.
3. RCB need specialist bowlers, they already have 2 quality foreign all-rounders
If one looks at the RCB squad after the releases they have made before the IPL 2024 Auction, the squad does not have too many quality bowlers. They only have Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Vyshak Kumar and Reece Topley. Perhaps, RCB could have utilized 40.75 crore budget to sign talented bowlers instead of adding another overseas all-rounder, having retained Glenn Maxwell and Will Jacks.