BIO: Royal Challengers Bangalore or RCB is a cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka that is a part of the Indian Premier League. The team is owned by Vijay Mallya, through his flagship firm UB Group. The director of the team is Sidhartha Mallya, Vijay Mallya's son. The franchise has been one of the most successful and consistent in the IPL having reached the semis/play-off's every season apart from 2008 and 2012. They hold the joint record for most consecutive victories in the IPL having won 7 matches on the trot in the 2011 edition. RCB finished the season in third position and thereby booked a slot in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20. The team has also qualified and played in all the seasons of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament except 2012. The jersey colours of the team are red and golden yellow, the same as the Karnataka state flag, and the logo consists of the RC emblem with "Royal Challengers Bangalore" in standard format.
RCB plays its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. As of 2013, the team is captained by Virat Kohli and coached by South African Ray Jennings. Some of the team's best player's include Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Abhinav Mukund, Andrew McDonald, Daniel Vettori, AB de Villiers, Muttiah Muralitharan, Pankaj Singh etc