Royal Challengers Bangalore acquire Will Jacks, Reece Topley




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December 24, 2022 1:10 p.m IST

Kochi (Kerala)[India]Dec 24 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired Will Jacks for INR 3.20 crore and Reece Topley for a total of INR 1.90 crore, the biggest buys among the seven players bought by the team in the 2023 IPL auction.
In their bid to build a brave brigade for excellence in the upcoming IPL season, RCB also added steel and determination to the squad, adding some unheard of talent, Avinash Singh being the most eyed at the Kochi auction. Friday.
RCB identified Avinash Singh through the RCB ‘Hinterland’ scouting system which follows a highly objective process backed by our artificial intelligence partner to validate the talent.
One of the raw abilities that the scouting process looks at in talent is High Speed. The parameter is set for pacers, bowling over 145 kmph and Avinash ticked the box for the team.

The next step is to invite the bowlers who have cleared the set parameters to the RCB camps which are held throughout the year. In our recent camp in Mumbai, Avinash went through the paces under the supervision of RCB’s head coach, bowling coach and head of scouting. Process pressure testing in match scenarios, reaction to setbacks, control over execution and field set, additional validation of speed using the speed gun.
In addition to the process mentioned above, our S&C department led by Shankar Basu had to conduct a thorough physical assessment of Avinash. After that it was suggested to take an informed punt on a rare talent like Avinash Singh.
Avinash Singh is 24 years old from Jammu and Kashmir. And blessed talent with no cricket pedigree. He was a former weightlifter (for two years). Till about 6 months ago, he was a full time tennis ball cricketer and now he is part of a cricket academy/club in Jammu which includes some famous cricketers from the state and IPL.
Speaking about the IPL 2023 auction, RCB Chairman Prathmesh Mishra said, “We are delighted to have the best looking team for this IPL season. It is the result of our team’s year-long work to identify the talents and role of individual players in the round robin team and match all combinations in the auction dynamics. to play the best. RCB has always believed in identifying young and unique talents and giving them a platform to groom them into their best versions. It is a proud franchise that produces young talents who have gone far to represent the country. Some of the names are Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Harshal Patel, Kona S Bharat, Shahbaaz Ahmed are the proud representatives of RCB at the national level. RCB will continue to work towards the development of cricket and bring this sport to the fans in all its glory. We look forward to a great season in 2023 to begin with.”
Speaking about the IPL Auction 2023 strategy, Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations, RCB said, “We are very happy with the way our team is shaping up with the new inclusions around the retained talent. This auction was a bit different with the dynamics we had. limited, we definitely had to challenge ourselves and reassess the team we retained. We were comfortable retaining most of our workforce to protect talent and maintain continuity of work patterns. We were planning to enter the auction for some flexibility and coverage that we would need around existing talent. We considered the impact players rule but at RCB we have enough flexibility in the squad within the scouting strategy so we didn’t have to change our approach in any way because of this new rule.In the tournament.It’s just about filling gaps with specialists and having a balanced squad, which in the lineup can have an effect, and po We are delighted to have achieved this after the IPL auction ended. 2023. We look forward to a great season with the best cricketing talent.” (ANI)

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