Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Royal Challengers Bangalore, also called “RCB” The Indian Premier League is played by the franchise cricket team RCB, which is based in Bangalore. United Spirits made the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in 2008. The team’s home games are held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The team’s new captain, Faf du Plessis, led them to a third-place finish in the IPL 2022. This time, they will try to make up for it and try to win their first IPL trophy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has finished in second place three times, but they have no trophies to show for it. In 2008, when they were bought for Rs 464 crore (about US$111.6 million), the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket ltd were the second most expensive team. Vijay Mallya, the head of United Breweries Limited, sold the team to Diageo India in 2015.

Meet the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, one of the oldest teams in the IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Team Profile

Full NameRoyal Challengers Bangalore
NicknameRCB, Red Army
Founded in the Year2008
Home groundM. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Team ownersUnited Spirits Ltd
Captain Faf du Plessis
Vice- Captain NA
CoachSanjay Bangar
Prominent players AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, and Virat Kohli
JerseyRed and Black and Gold
Theme SongRCB Anthem
Major RivalsMumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings
LogoThe logo is a golden roaring lion with a crown on its head. At the bottom, it says “Royal Challengers Bangalore.”

Royal Challengers Bangalore History

Let’s go over the Royal Challengers Bangalore team’s history for each season of the IPL individually. Let’s look at each one separately.

2008: Rahul Dravid has been dubbed the face of RCB. Captain of the India Under-19 team, Virat Kohli joined the RCB group. With only 4 victories from the 14 games, the club placed seventh in the standings.

2009: The team paid a high price to acquire Kevin Pietersen. Only two of RCB’s first six games were victories. The team fell by six runs to the Deccan Chargers in the championship game.

2010: The RCB team finished the regular season with 14 points after winning 4 of their 14 games. The RCB squad lost to the MI team but still advanced to the semifinals thanks to a higher net run rate than the KKR and Delhi Daredevils teams. The challengers advanced to the CLT-20 semifinals as well.

2011: Before the auction, RCB just kept Virat Kohli and released every other player. Chris Gayle’s century for the team proved to be a terrific addition to the squad.

The RCB team reached the finals once more but fell to Chennai Super Kings.

2012: The starting lineup of AB de Villiers and Muttiah Muralitharan was excellent for the team. The RCB squad came in fifth place overall.

2013: The group got off to a good start, winning their first six games. The club began dropping games away from home, though and placed fifth in the standings.

2014: The RCB’s new captain is Virat Kohli. RCB had a poor season. The squad placed seventh in the standings but didn’t even make the playoffs.

2015: The Challengers got off to a winning start at home. Chris Gayle did well for the team as usual. The squad fell to CSK teams in the second qualifying round and finished third in the standings.

2016: The RCB’s chairman and logo were both replaced. As usual, the club won their first game before going on a losing skid. The squad came in second place overall.

2017: The season began with big-name Royal Challengers Bangalore players suffering injuries. The team set a record for the fewest runs ever, 49, which has yet to be surpassed by another team. The RCB team came in eighth place overall.

2018: At the point table, Royal Challengers came in sixth place.

2019: Another depressing year, with RCB coming in last on the points standings.

2020: The RCB team was defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the elimination round.

2021: The latest addition to the team, Glenn Maxwell, is demonstrating that it was a perfect choice. The RCB team came in third place out of eight after losing to Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets in the playoffs.

2022: Three years in a row, Royal Challengers Bangalore made it to the playoffs but were unsuccessful in winning the IPL 2022. In the 73rd game, RCB was defeated by Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets.

Royal Challengers Bangalore met various ups and downs on its way.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Players List 2023

The Royal Challengers Bangalore players that are predicted to feature for them in the upcoming 2023 IPL season are listed below:

Players NamePlayers positionNationalityAge
Fad Du Plessis (c)BatterSouth African38
Virat KohliBatterIndian34
Rajat PatidarBatterIndia29
Anuj RawatBatter-WicketkeeperIndia33
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounderAustralian34
Suyash PrabhudessaiBatterIndia25
Dinesh KarthikBatter-WicketkeeperIndian37
Shahbaz AhmedAll-rounderIndian28
Harshal PatelBowling All-rounderIndia32
David WilleyBowling All-rounderEnglish32
Karn SharmaBowling All-rounderIndia35
Mahipal LomrorAll-rounderIndia23
Mohammed SirajBowlerIndia28
Josh HazlewoodBowlerAustralian31
Siddarth KaulBowlerIndia32
Akash DeepBowlerIndia26
Wanindu HasarangaBowling All-rounderSri Lankan26
Finn AllenBatter-WicketkeeperNew Zealand23
Reece TopleyBowlerEngland28
Rajan Kumar BowlerBowlerIndia26
Avinash SinghBowlerIndia24
Himanshu SharmaBowlerIndia24
Manoj BhandageAll-rounderIndia24
Will JacksAll-rounderEngland24
Sonu YadavAll-rounderIndia23

Administration and Support Staff

CEORajesh V Menon
Head CoachSanjay Bangar
Bowling CoachAdam Griffith
Batting CoachSridharan Sriram
Fielding CoachMalolan Rangarajan
PhysiotherapistEvan Speechly
Strength and Conditioning CoachBasu Shanker
Team MasseurNavnita Gautam
Team DoctorDr Harini Priyadarshini

RCB Fan Base

The official RCB Twitter page has more than 6.3 million followers, and its Instagram page has more than 9.5 million. The official Royal Challengers Bangalore channel on YouTube has about 3 million subscribers. The Royal Challengers Bangalore Facebook page is also very active, with a lot of updates and uploads.

Even though they haven’t won an IPL title yet, this franchise led by Virat never fails to win the hearts of its fans. The star-studded lineup of the RCB team could be one reason why they are so loved, even though they keep losing.

The team also keeps track of the highest and lowest team scores. Still, RCB is the team that has scored the most hundreds in the history of the IPL.

Each player on the Royal Challengers Bangalore team and the team as a whole have a long list of accomplishments and titles. This elegant team is made up of a list of brand ambassadors that starts with Virat Kohli.

Join the RCB fan base and place bets on its win.

RCB Sponsors

The main sponsors of the IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore are Exide, Reliance Jio, and DP World. Even though it is still the team’s main sponsor, Muthoot Fincorp.

Title SponsorMuthoot Fincorp
Principal PartnersDP World, EXIDE, Reliance JIO
Associate PartnersMobile Premier League, Max Life, BOAT, Puma, PhonePe, Nippon Paint
Official PartnersKingfisher, Myntra, Milo, BKT, EUME, DNA Networks, IB Cricket, Jain-Deemed-To-Be-University,, Herbalife Nutrition, KOTAK, Sosyo Drink

RCB Team Performance

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2022Faf Du Plessis3rd out of 10Faf Du Plessis468Wanindu Hasaranga2656.25
2021Virat Kohli3rd out of 8Glenn Maxwell513Harshal Patel3260.00
2020Virat Kohli4th out of 8Devdutt Padikkal473Yuzvendra Chahal2146.67
2019Virat Kohli8th out of 8Virat Kohli464Yuzvendra Chahal1835.71
2018Virat Kohli6th out of 8Virat Kohli530Umesh Yadav2042.85
2017Virat Kohli/Shane Watson8th out of 8Virat Kohli308Pawan Negi1621.42
2016Virat Kohli2nd out of 8Virat Kohli973Yuzvendra Chahal2156.25
2015Virat Kohli3rd out of 8AB de Villiers513Yuzvendra Chahal2350.00
2014Virat Kohli7th out of 8AB de Villiers395Varun Aaron1635.71
2013Virat Kohli5th out of 9Chris Gayle708Vinay Kumar2356.25
2012Daniel Vettori/ Virat Kohli5th out of 9Chris Gayle733Vinay Kumar1950.00
2011Daniel Vettori/ Virat Kohli2nd out of 10Chris Gayle608Sreenath Aravind2162.50
2010Anil Kumble3rd out of 8Jacques Kallis572Anil Kumble1750.00
2009Kevin Pietersen/Anil Kumble2nd out of 8Jacques Kallis361Anil Kumble2156.25
2008Rahul David7th out of 8Rahul Dravid371Zaheer Khan1328.57

Royal Challengers Bangalore Best Players

  • Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is one of the best cricket players in history, and he has been with the Royal Challengers for the whole time they have been around. He was the captain of this team for ten years, from 2011 to 2021, but he recently quit to focus more on his game. In 2016, RCB had its best IPL season ever. They were unbeatable and made it to the final, but SRH beat them in 2016 as well. During that season, Virat Kohli was at the top of his game and won many games on his own. He is still the player with the most runs scored in a single season (973 runs, 4 centuries).
  • AB de Villiers. Ab de Villiers is one of the more experienced players on the RCB team. His unusual cricket shots have earned him the nickname “Mr. 360.” Ab De Villiers gives the team’s batting order a lot of power, and he has kept them safe in many dangerous situations. He is the kind of player who can beat any bowler and, in some cases, even work with other players to win. With Virat Kohli, he has two partnerships of 200 or more and five partnerships of 100 or more. Only this pair has ever done it in the whole history of cricket. ABD played one last season for RCB in 2021 before saying he was done with all sports.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal is a great leg spinner who is known for being very skilled in the bowl. From 2014 to 2021, he was a permanent leg spinner for team India in limited overs cricket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. He was the best bowler for the RCB team, and he is now with the Rajasthan Royals. He has played in 83 games and taken 100 wickets, which gives him an average of 22.8.
  • Devdutt Padikkal. In 2020, RCB found and bought a new Indian gem named Devdutt Padikal. RCB gave this young man a chance because they thought he could do well. He now plays for Rajasthan Royals, but because of the mega auction, RCB had to let him go. Devdutt Padikkal played for RCB for two years, in 2020 and 2021. He played in 29 games and had 884 runs, including 6 runs of 50 or more, and a century. He ended up getting the most runs for RCB for the sixth time.

Pay attention to these players as they may become match winner or top bowlers.

Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB FAQs

Who are Royal Challengers Bangalore’s owners?

Vijay Mallya of United Spirits Ltd. owns the RCB team. He bought the team at an auction in 2008 for $111.6 million.

How many times have Royal Challengers Bangalore won the IPL?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won the ipl championship. Even though the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad of 2023 has some well-known players, they have been called “underachievers” for their poor performance.

Which players will RCB retain in 2023?

Here are some Royal Challengers Bangalore players Team 2023. (Retained)

Virat Kohli
Glenn Maxwell
Mohammed Siraj
Faf Du Plessis
Harshal Patel
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dinesh Karthik
Josh Hazlewood
Shahbaz Ahmad
Anuj Rawat
Akash Deep
Mahipal Lomror
Finn Allen
Sherfane Rutherford
Jason Behrendorff
Suyash Prabhudessai
Aneeshwar Gautam
Karn Sharma
David Willey
Rajat Patidar
Siddharth Kaul
Chama Milind

How many times has RCB qualified for playoffs?

IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore has been a part of the league since it began in 2008, but they have never won the title. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team only made it to the playoffs five times.

Who is the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain?

This season, Faf du Plessis is the captain of the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore). Virat Kohli used to be the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team.

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