IPL 2022: 5 players who can replace AB de Villiers in RCB squad 

n, AB de Villiers has been one of the illustrious cricketers in the history of the T20 league. Making his debut in 2010, de Villiers has spent his time with Delhi and Bangalore. He has scored 5162 runs in 184 matches at a raging strike rate of 151.7.

There is no better clean striker of the ball than Jos Buttler in white-ball cricket. As a versatile English batsman, Jos Buttler has been one of the best white-ball cricketers presently. He has been one of the most productive cricketers for any team he plays. He is a stunning wicketkeeper and never lets the ball go above or beyond him. Currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals, Buttler has been looking promising with the bat. But, it is unlikely the Men in Pink are keeping him back. If yes, Bangalore should go chasing him in the player auction for ABD.

Jonny Bairstow can be a good pick for RCB if he’s getting brought. A prolific run-getter, Bairstow has been one of the best ball-hitters in limited-overs cricket. He is also a batsman who can bat anywhere in the batting line-up. He has got a run tally of 3904 runs from 153 innings at a stellar strike rate above 135 with an average of 30. Playing for England, he has cemented his spot at no. 4 and has done a fine job anchoring them in the middle overs.

Shimron Hetmyer has been one of the rising stars in T20 cricket. A big-hitting West Indian, Shimron has been one of the key players in the middle overs for the Caribbean. The left-hander has been impressive in the shortest format. Playing for Delhi in the 2021 IPL edition, Hetmyer ended up winning the super striker of the season. He has also got an astounding strike rate of 193 in the death overs. A player like Hetmyer will surely benefit the Men in Red in the locale of AB de Villiers.

A proficient hitter, Livingstone has impressed with the willow in the recent past. Currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals, Livingstone could not go big in the UAE leg. But, he has displayed how talented he is with the bat. Livingstone can be a convincing player in place of AB de Villiers.

Another fellow South African player who can be in the spot of ABD is Aiden Markram. The South African batsman has been in top form for the Proteas. A classy and composed player, Markram has been in all runs this year.