Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) retained only 13 players ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 players auction. The Virat Kohli-led picked up eight players at the auction in Kolkata on Thursday (December 19).

The costliest buy for RCB in Kolkata was South African all-rounder Chris Morris. The franchise splurged Rs 10 crore for the right-hander. Now, they have assembled a 21-member squad including eight overseas players.

Also read: Full list of players sold at IPL 2020 auction

Kohli is the most expensive player in the squad with Rs 17 crore salary. The next best is South Africa star AB de Villiers with a pay of Rs 11 crore. Once again, the two will be key to RCB as they search for the elusive title. This time they have a new coach in Mike Hesson.

IPL 2020 squads: Delhi Capitals | Chennai Super Kings | Kings XI Punjab | Rajasthan Royals | Kolkata Knight Riders | Sunrisers Hyderabad | Mumbai Indians

Here is the full squad of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Squad strength: 21 (8 overseas players)

Purse remaining: Rs 6.40 crore

Retained (13)

1. Virat Kohli (captain) (Rs 17 crore) — Batsman

2. AB de Villiers (Rs 11 crore) (South Africa) — Batsman

3. Devdutt Padikkal (Rs 20 lakh) — Batsman

4. Gurkeerat Singh (Rs 50 lakh) — Batsman

5. Moeen Ali (Rs 1.70 crore) (England) — All-rounder

6. Mohammed Siraj (Rs 2.60 crore) — Paceman

7. Navdeep Saini (Rs 3 crore) — Paceman

8. Parthiv Patel (Rs 1.70 crore) — Wicketkeeper

9. Pawan Negi (Rs 1 crore) — All-rounder

10. Shivam Dube (Rs 5 crore) — All-rounder

11. Umesh Yadav (Rs 4.20 crore) — Paceman

12. Washington Sundar (Rs 3.20 crore) — All-rounder

13. Yuzvendra Chahal (Rs 6 crore) — Spinner

Bought at auction (8)

14. Chris Morris (Rs 10 crore) (South Africa) — All-rounder

15. Aaron Finch (Rs 4.4 crore) (Australia) — Batsman

16. Kane Richardson (Rs 4 crore) (Australia) — Paceman

17. Dale Steyn (Rs 2 crore) (South Africa) — Paceman

18. Isuru Udana (Rs 50 lakh) (Sri Lanka) — All-rounder

19. Shahbaz Ahmed (Rs 20 lakh) — Wicketkeeper

20. Joshua Philippe (Rs 20 lakh) (Australia) — Wicketkeeper

21. Pavan Deshpande (Rs 20 lakh) — All-rounder