The IPL 2016 Player Auction took place earlier this month, with all the eight franchises doing a fair amount of business. But it seems, the teams are not quite satisfied yet, as they are trying to rope in more players in the IPL trading window.
Delhi Daredevils let go off Albie Morkel and Saurabh Tiwary to Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and now Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have sold Parvez Rasool and KL Rahul to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The addition of Rasool will give Virat Kohli, who is the captain of the RCB, more options in the spin department. Whereas, Rahul will add to batting options.
Both Rasool and Rahul played for SRH in the last two seasons of the IPL. But for the upcoming season of the IPL, they will don the red and gold jersey of RCB.
RCB is one of the most dangerous sides in the IPL. They already hosts an array of superstars like Kohli, Ab de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc. The addition of Rasool and Rahul only strengthens the squad further and gives Kohli plenty of options to play with.
"Parveez offers us a spinning all rounder option that we were targeting to compliment Chahal and Iqbal. I hope to see him continue his good form in this forthcoming IPL season," RCB owner Dr. Vijay Mallya was quoted as saying by the official website of the IPL.
"Given his multiple skills, KL Rahul has a lot to offer RCB in terms of batting and wicketkeeping. It's a good feeling to get a prominent local Karnataka boy back home and in the RCB fold again."
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla heaped praises on both Rahul and Rasool, saying their addition to RCB will make them more stronger for the new season.
"The Royal Challengers Bangalore have made strong moves ahead of the season. KL Rahul is one of the talented young batsmen in the Indian circuit while Parveez Rasool is an asset to any team with his all-round abilities," Shukla told the official website of IPL on Tuesday.
"The duo will join a dream lineup at RCB with India's Test captain Virat Kohli leading them."