1. Players released
Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.
2. Why they were released
Shimrom Hetmyer came to the RCB side with a lot of hype but failed to do any justice as he failed to play even one match-winning innings and it came as no surprise that the team let him go. However, Dale Steyn and Marcus Stoinis had couple of good efforts but injuries came in Steyn's way and the Aussie Stoinis might not be available for the entire length of the season.
3. Players retained
The core players like captain Virat Kohli, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, pacers Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, who appeared for India in the T20Is against Bangladesh, were retained by the outfit.
4. Purse available
Royals Challegers had a meagre Rs 1.8 crore left in their purse after the IPL 2019 auction. The Royals have earned a little over Rs 23 crore via releasing 12 players and there is additional Rs 3 crore from the BCCI side. Now, they can spend Rs 27.9 crore in the IPL 2020 auction next month.