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Royal Challengers Bangalore 2021

Virat Kohli-led RCB is an IPL franchise based in Bangalore. Despite being the unsuccessful team for years; RCB has a huge fan base following. Unfortunately, the team has never won the title even for a single time.

Founded in 2008; RCB was the first formed IPL team in history. Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Puneet Rajkumar are the popular celebrities who have been the brand ambassadors of the RCB franchise.

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Did you know? RCB has been named after Royal challenge, an alcohol brand of United spirits Limited.

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A Quick Overview

During the Inaugural year;  RCB were among the bottom 2 teams on the scoreboard. In 2009, they ended up as runner up and in 2010 the team managed to reach the semi-finals.

Chris Gayle is the proud player from RCB who holds the highest score record of 175 runs off 66 balls.

Full name: Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB
Founded: 2008
Home ground: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
Owner: United Spirits Limited
Official Website: royalchallengers.com
Strengths: Virat Kohli, Glen Maxwell, Ab de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal
Weaknesses: Middle-order inconsistency & aggressive bowling approach
Rival Teams: Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Current Team Squad

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Captain

Age: 32 years 105 days
Playing role: Top-order batter
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm medium

Finn Allen
Finn Allen
Overseas Player

Age: 21 years 302 days
Playing role: Top-order batter
Batting: Right-hand bat

Srikar Bharat
Srikar Bharat

Age: 27 years 138 days
Playing role: Wicketkeeper batter
Batting: Right-hand bat

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Age: 30 years 210 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Legbreak googly

Dan Christian
Dan Christian
Overseas Player

Age: 37 years 290 days
Playing role: Allrounder
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium

Pavan Deshpande
Pavan Deshpande

Age: 31 years 155 days
Playing role: Allrounder
Batting: Left-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Overseas Player

Age: 37 years 1 days
Playing role: Wicketkeeper batter
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm medium

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson
Overseas Player

Age: 26 years 50 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium

Scott Kuggeleijn
Scott Kuggeleijn
Overseas Player

Age: 29 years 46 days
Playing role: Bowling allrounder
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell
Overseas Player

Age: 32 years 127 days
Playing role: Batting allrounder
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Mohammed Azharuddeen
Mohammed Azharuddeen

Age: 26 years 333 days
Playing role: Wicketkeeper batter
Batting: Right-hand bat

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

Age: 26 years 342 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm medium-fast

Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal

Age: 20 years 226 days
Playing role: Top-order batter
Batting: Left-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel

Age: 30 years 87 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm medium

Sachin Baby
Sachin Baby

Age: 32 years 62 days
Playing role: Batter
Batting: Left-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed

Age: 26 years 68 days
Playing role: Allrounder
Batting: Left-hand bat
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox

Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini

Age: 28 years 87 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm fast

Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams
Overseas Player

Age: 28 years 114 days
Playing role: Allrounder
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Left-arm fast-medium

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar

Age: 21 years 136 days
Playing role: Bowling allrounder
Batting: Left-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe
Withdrawn Player

Age: 23 years 262 days
Playing role: Wicketkeeper batter
Batting: Right-hand bat

Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson
Withdrawn Player

Age: 30 years 6 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium

Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa
Withdrawn Player

Age: 28 years 324 days
Playing role: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Legbreak googly

Simon Katich
Simon Katich
Coach

Age: 45 years 181 days
Playing role: Batter
Batting: Left-hand bat
Bowling: Left-arm wrist-spin

Who is the Owner of RCB?

RCB is owned by United Spirits Limited, a Diageo Group company. Diageo is a British multinational alcohol company, London. 

4United Spirits Limited(USL) is the biggest Indian alcoholic beverage company and 2nd largest company in the world in terms of volume. United Spirits owns the RCB since the inaugural year 2008. 

Also, Vijay Mallaya holds the major shares of RCB.

Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka
Current Chairman Mahendra Kumar Sharma
Managing Director Anand Kripalu

RCB Captain: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the right-handed batsman is leading the team since 2013 i.e. for 8 consecutive years. Virat Kohli is the top run-scorer in IPL with 6000 runs. The captain also holds the record for most centuries in IPL.

Did you know? Kohli is the only Indian to score a century during his world cup debut.

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RCB Coach List

Head Coach Simon Katich
Bowling Coach Adam Griffith 
Batting Coach Sridharan Sriram
Field Coach Malolan Rangarajan
  • Simon Katich is an Australian all-rounder. He even played for Punjab kings in 11 matches for the initial two seasons.
  • Sridharan has represented India in 9 ODI’s. He also played for RCB and Delhi Capitals in IPL.
  • Adam Griffith, the fast bowling coach from Australia. He has also been a bowling coach for the Australian team.
  • Rangarajan has played domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.

RCB Team Stats

Highest IPL Score: 263/5
Lowest IPL Score: 49/10
Most Wickets: Yuzvendra Chahal ( 121)
Most Runs: Virat Kohli (6000 runs)
Most Centuries: Virat Kohli (5)
Most Fifties: Virat Kohli (39)

RCB IPL History (2008- present)

Year Description
2008 Rahul Dravid was the captain and the team ranked at 7th position during results.
2009 Lost the title again under the captainship of Kevin Pieterson.
2010 Again lost the title finishing 3rd in the race. Anil Kumble was the captain.
2011 They were runner-ups. Daniel Vettori was the new captain.
2012 RCB finished 5th and Virat Kohli became the new captain in the season’s mid-way.
2013 The RCB again finished up at 5th position.
2014 RCB finished the race at 7th position for the 7th season.
2015 They finished at 3rd position.
2016 Virat Kohli set a record of 4 centuries in a single IPL season. Yet they failed again.
2017 The worst performers; ranked last on the scoreboard.
2018 RCB finished at 6th position.
2019 They ranked at 8th position.
2020 RCB qualified for the playoffs and were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
2021 They bought Glen Maxwell, Kylie Jamson and Dan Christian in IPL auction 2021. The result is yet to be declared.

RCB’s Fan Base -Bold Army!

RCB has named their fans ‘Bold Army’ as they still encourage the team despite unsatisfactory results. RCB is very active on a social media platform and knows how to maintain a special bond with its fans.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has about 6 million followers on Instagram and 5 million fans on Twitter account and about 2.5 million subscribers on you tube.

Market Value of RCB

No doubt the team has never won the IPL title. But their aggressive approach on the ground has always attracted cricket fans, RCB has immense popularity and a huge fan following on social media platform.

At present, The market value of RCB is 536 crores. RCB has suffered a major dip of -9.9% due to the Covid-19 situation in the country. Last year RCB’s Brand Value was 595 crores.

FAQs

Who is the captain of RCB 2021?

Virat Kohli is the present captain of RCB. In the 14th edition of the IPL T20 worlds cup, RCB is ranked at the position in the points table.

Which cricket players left RCB in 2021?

Moeen Ali was a major loss to the team as he joined hands with Chennai super kings in IPL 2021 auction.

How many times does RCB have won the IPL title?

Unfortunately, the team has not won the title even for a single time. But still, RCB has a great fan following on social media platform.

Who is the best bowler in RCB?

Yuzvendra Chahal with 121 wickets is currently leading at this position.

Who is the best batsman in RCB?

Virat Kohli is the best batsman in RCB with 6000 IPL runs. He also holds a record of most centuries(5), most fifties(39) and most fours (548).

Who is the best all-rounder in RCB?

Washington Sundar is leading with a rating of 8.58 followed by Daniel Christian and Glenn Maxwell with 8.5 ratings.

RCB’s IPL performance 2021

Total matches played: 7 ;Won: 5; Lost: 2

For the 1st time in IPL history, the team started pretty well with 4 consistent wins and no loss. The team holds the 3rd position in the points table after DC and CSK. They have won 5 matches out of a total of 7 matches played with 10 points and an NRR of -0.171.

As the IPL 2021 was suspended due to the Covid-19 situation in India. BCCI has confirmed that the 14th edition of the IPL season will resume in the UAE from 18th-20th September. It will be hosted at 3 venues including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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