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Royal Challengers Bangalore


Full NameRoyal Challengers Bangalore

Nick NameRCB


GroundM.Chinnaswamy Stadium

Team Owner(s)United Spirits Ltd.

Prominent PlayersVirat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Morris


Aaron Finch Batsman Right Handed 34
Moeen Ali All Rounder Left Handed 33
Virat Kohli Batsman Right Handed 32
Umesh Yadav Bowler Right-arm 33
AB de Villiers Wicketkeeper Right Handed 36
Dale Steyn Bowler Right-arm 37
Chris Morris All Rounder Right Handed 33
Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler Legbreak 30
Parthiv Patel Wicketkeeper Left Handed 35
Gurkeerat Mann Singh Batsman Right Handed 30
Pawan Negi Bowler Left Arm 27
Washington Sundar All Rounder Left Handed 21
Adam Zampa Bowler Legbreak 28
Isuru Udana Bowler Left-arm 32
Navdeep Saini Bowler Right-arm 28
Pavan Deshpande Batsman Left Handed 31
Shivam Dubey All Rounder Left Handed 27
Mohammed Siraj Bowler Right-arm 26
Devdutt Padikkal Batsman - -
Josh Philippe Wicketkeeper Right Handed 23
Shahbaz Ahmed All Rounder Left Handed 25

Captain - Virat Kohli

Vice Captain - AB de Villiers

Ambassador(s) - NA for 2020


Home : Red(Prominent)+Black+Gold

Away : Black(Prominent)+Red+Gold

Team Anthem - NA

Major Rivals - Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders

Logo - RCB recently changed their logo, golden lion wearing a crown with Bangalore emblemed at the bottom along with the words Royal Challengers under it.

Table of Contents

  1. History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. RCB - Batting Stats
  5. RCB - Bowling Stats
  6. RCB - Team Stats
  7. Fan Base
  8. Performance over the years
  9. RCB 2020 Squad - Players to Watch out
  10. FAQs on Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Royal Challengers Bangalore a.k.a. RCB is a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, which participates in the Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bangalore was founded in 2008 by United Spirits. The team has M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore for its home ground. The team is currently led by the Captain of the Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli. RCB has won zero IPL titles so far. RCB team 2020 is on their journey to redemption.

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  1. Local boy, Rahul Dravid becomes the captain for the first season of IPL in 2008.
  2. RCB finishes seventh at the bottom of the table.


  1. RCB had a change of leadership in the form of the English captain, Kevin Pietersen.
  2. RCB comes very close to the title but finishes second.


  1. Anil Kumble becomes the captain in the third season.
  2. RCB again had an amazing tournament but they finished third.


  1. Major personnel changes in the major auction.
  2. Retain only one player, Virat Kohli, releasing all players into the auction pool.
  3. Major Buys buys : AB de Villiers, Dilshan and Zaheer Khan.
  4. Chris Gayle joined in later as a replacement for an injured Dirk Nannes.
  5. Daniel Vettori named captain.
  6. RCB finishes runner-up.


  1. Change of leadership midway through the tournament.
  2. Daniel Vettori stepped down willingly and handed over the captaincy duties to young Virat Kohli.
  3. RCB finished fifth for the fifth season.


  1. RCB have another uneventful season as they finish in fifth place second consecutive time.


  1. In 2014 the team bought Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Ravi Rampaul, Parthiv Patel, Ashok Dinda, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nic Maddinson, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Vijay Zol and Yuvraj Singh.
  2. The seventh IPL season saw RCB finishing in seventh place.


  1. In IPL 2015, RCB again had to face disappointment after playing so well as they finished 3rd.


  1. The 2016 edition was perhaps the most heartbreaking one for RCB.
  2. RCB's captain, Virat Kohli has a dream IPL with four centuries in the season.
  3. But yet again, the RCB squad and it's fans had to face despair as they finished runner-up.


  1. RCB finishes last at the 8th position.


  1. Another disappointing year as RCB finishes the season at the 6th place.


  1. RCB finished the season at the bottom of the table at 8th place.


  1. RCB's recent additions before the 2020 IPL are- Aaron Finch , Chris Morris , Joshua Philippe , Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande , Dale Steyn , Shahbaz Ahamad , Isuru Udana. RCB 2020 Players list seems promising just like previous years. Only time will tell whether it will deliver.

Administration and Support Staff

Team Director: Mike Hesson

Team And Cricket Operations Manager: Avinash Vaidya

Head Coach: Simon Katich

Batting Coach: Sridharan Sriram

Bowling Coach: Adam Griffith

Fielding Coach: NA

Bowling Talent Development and Analytics: Sports Mechanics


Strength and Conditioning Coach: Basu Shanker

Physiotherapist: Evan Speechly

Team Sponsors

RCB has recently signed 'Muthoot Blue' as their title sponsor which would be replacing 'Wrogn'. Muthoot Pappachan Group has businesses in financial services, vehicle dealerships, real estate and healthcare, among other sectors. The company is separate to the Muthoot Group that is title sponsoring the Chennai Super Kings, another IPL team, this season. However, both companies are offshoots of businesses started by entrepreneur Muthoot Ninan Mathai almost a 100 years ago.

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RCB - Batting Stats

Most Runs: Virat Kohli : 5412 runs

Most Centuries: Virat Kohli : 5

Most Fifties: Virat Kohli : 36

Fastest Fifty: Chris Gayle : 17 balls

Fastest Century: Chris Gayle : 30 balls

Best Batting Average: Iqbal Abdullah : 44.00

Best Strike Rate: Moeen Ali : 165.92

Most Sixes: AB de Villiers : 212

Most Fours: Virat Kohli : 480

Highest Individual Score: Chris Gayle : 175*

Highest Batting Partnerships by Wicket: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers 229 runs for 2nd wicket.

RCB - Bowling Stats

Most Wickets: Umesh Yadav : 119

Best Economy: Anil Kumble : 6.57

Best Bowling Figures: Anil Kumble : 5-5-3.1

Best Bowling Average: Mitchell Starc : 20.38

Most Maidens: Dale Steyn : 7

Most Runs Conceded: Tim Southee : 4-61-0

Most 4 Wickets: Anil Kumble : 2

Most Hat-tricks: NA

Most Dot Balls: Dale Steyn : 998

RCB - Team Stats

Highest Score: 263/5

Lowest Score: 49/10

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Fan Base


Royal Challengers Bangalore probably has the most loyal fan base of all the teams in the IPL. Despite the disappointing and unsatisfactory performances by the team over the years, fans still support the franchise with all their heart. The Chinnaswamy stadium is always overflowing with the red colour and fans make it a point to turn up to support their team, no matter the results. Royal Challengers Bangalore call their fans the 'Bold Army', a name truly deserved. On every RCB home game, all you can hear are 'RCB….RCB' chants which fill up the entire stadium.

The official Instagram handle of RCB has over 3.3 million followers. On YouTube the official Royal Challengers Bangalore account has over 641K subscribers. Royal Challengers Bangalore's Facebook page is also very active with regular updates and uploads.

Performance over the years

Year CaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin%
2019Virat Kohli8thVirat Kohli464Yuzvendra Chahal1835.71%
2018Virat Kohli6thVirat Kohli530Umesh Yadav2042.85%
2017Virat Kohli/Shane Watson8thVirat Kohli308Pawan Negi1621.42%
2016Virat Kohli2ndVirat Kohli973Yuzvendra Chahal2156.25%
2015Virat Kohli3rdAB de Villiers513Yuzvendra Chahal 2350.00%
2014Virat Kohli7thAB de Villiers395Varun Aaron1635.71%
2013Virat Kohli5thChris Gayle708Vinay Kumar2356.25%
2012Daniel Vettori/Virat Kohli5thChris Gayle733Vinay Kumar1950.00%
2011Daniel Vettori/Virat Kohli2ndChris Gayle608Sreenath Arvind2162.50%
2010Anil Kumble3rdJacques Kallis572Anil Kumble1750.00%
2009Kevin Pietersen/Anil Kumble2ndJacques Kallis361Anil Kumble2156.25%
2008Rahul Dravid7thRahul Dravid371Zaheer Khan1328.57%

RCB 2020 Squad - Players to Watch out

#1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the most feared cricketer in international cricket at the moment. And he certainly is the best in the business. King Kohli brings elegance and aggression in the perfect balance to the party. And if he gets going, there is simply no stopping him.

#2. AB de Villiers

Even after retiring from international cricket, AB de Villiers is unarguably one of the best when it comes to T20 cricket. AB has the reputation of taking the bowler for a ride all around the ground with his 360° hitting. We can surely expect him to light the stadiums up in IPL 2020.

#3. Moeen Ali


Moeen is one of the best all-rounders in world cricket at the moment. He played a crucial role in England's victory last year and has always proved to be vital for RCB as well. He brings in the perfect balance to the team with his brilliant bowling and powerful batting skills.

#4. Yuzvendra Chahal

India's ace spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the key players of the RCB 2020 squad. With the ability to take wickets at crucial stages, Yuzi Chahal will surely trouble the batsman with his vicious bowling in this IPL just like every other IPL he has played so far.

#5. Aaron Finch

One of the most important additions to the RCB 2020 Squad is the Australian captain Aaron Finch. If he begins his 'Finch' hitting, all the fielders are good for, is to be mere spectators. He can surely make an impact in IPL 2020.

FAQs on Royal Challengers Bangalore

1) Which players did RCB retain before the 2020 auctions?

A. RCB retained the following players before the 2020 auction : Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini and AB de Villiers.

2) Who were the players released by RCB before the 2020 auctions?

A. RCB released the following players before the 2020 auction : Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Ray Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Milind Kumar.

3) Who were the players bought by RCB in the 2020 auctions?

A. RCB bought the following players in the 2020 auction : Aaron Finch , Chris Morris , Joshua Philippe , Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande , Dale Steyn , Shahbaz Ahamad , Isuru Udana.

4) When is the first RCB match in IPL 2020?

A. The first match of RCB is on Monday, 21 September 2020 against team MI

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