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Royal Challengers Bangalore (often abbreviated as RCB) are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka that plays in the Indian Premier League ( IPL ). It was founded in 2008 by United Spirits and named after the company’s liquor brand Royal Challenge. Since its inception, the team has played its home matches at the M. ChinnaSwamy Stadium.
The Royal Challengers have never won the IPL, Indian Premier League Official Website (iplt20.com) but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. Their lack of success over the years despite the presence of various notable players has earned them the tag of “underachievers”. The team holds the records of both the highest and the lowest totals in the IPL – 263/5 and 49 respectively.
Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022
The 2022 season will be the 15th season for the IPL cricket franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore based in Bangalore, Karnataka , India. They were one of the ten teams to compete in the 2022 Indian Premier League. The team is captained by Faf Du Plessis, and coached by Sanjay Bangar. The side retained three players ahead of the 2022 mega-auction.
RCB Team Profile 2022
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders in their second IPL match today at 7.30 pm at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. This will be the 6th match of Tata IPL2022.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by their new skipper, Faf du Plessis, had lost against Punjab Kings in their first IPL 2022 match by 5 wickets despite putting up a huge score on the scoreboard. The match was a high-run chase thriller with RCB putting up a total of 205 runs on the scoreboard with the loss of just 2 wickets at the end of 20 overs. The new RCB captain Faf Du Plessis had led from the front with an explosive 88 runs involving mostly sixes. The Punjab Kings fought back harder, proved their depth in batting and chased down the huge total with 5 wickets to spare.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad – List of RCB Players in IPL 2022
RCB Full Players List in IPL 2022: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has had several heart-break moments in the past and the recent IPL 2022 Player Retention adds it on to those hurting moments. Earlier Virat Kohli, the regular skipper, decided to step down from the captaincy reins followed by the exit of RCB from the IPL 2021 Playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has 57 crores in the bank heading into the IPL 2022 auction. In the retention window, the 2016 RCB Team IPL champions kept Virat Kohli (INR 15 crore), Glenn Maxwell (INR 11 crore), and Mohammed Siraj (INR 7 crore).
RCB Player list after IPL auctions 2022
|1||Virat Kohli||Retained||15 crore|
|2||Glenn Maxwell||Retained||11 crore|
|3||Mohammed Siraj||Retained||7 crore|
|4||Dinesh Karthik||Bought||5.5 crore|
|5||Harshal Patel||Bought||10.75 crore|
|6||Josh Hazlewood||Bought||7.75 crore|
|7||Wanindu Hasaranga||Bought||10.75 crore|
|8||Faf Du Plessis||Bought||7 crore|
|9||Anuj Rawat||Bought||3.4 crore|
|10||Shahbaz Ahamad||Bought||2.4 crore|
|11||Akash Deep||Bought||20 lakh|
|12||Mahipal Lomror||Bought||95 lakh|
|13||Finn Allen||Bought||80 lakh|
|14||Sherfane Rutherford||Bought||1 crore|
|15||Jason Behrendorff||Bought||75 lakh|
|16||Suyash Prabhudessai||Bought||30 lakh|
|17||Chama Milind||Bought||25 lakh|
|18||Aneeshwar Gautam||Bought||20 lakh|
|19||Siddharth Kaul||75 lakh|
|20||Suyash Prabhudessai||30 lakh|
|21||Luvnith Sisodia||20 lakh|
|22||David Willey||2 crore|
Royal Challengers Bangalore (BLR) IPL 2022 Schedule & Fixtures
|3||SUN||27-Mar-2022||07:30 PM||Punjab Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||DY Patil Stadium||Punjab Kings won by 5 wkts|
|6||WED||30-Mar-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||DY Patil Stadium||Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 3 wkts|
|13||TUE||05-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Wankhede Stadium|
|22||TUE||12-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||DY Patil Stadium|
|27||SAT||16-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Delhi Capitals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Wankhede Stadium|
|31||TUE||19-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Lucknow Super Giants||Royal Challengers Bangalore||DY Patil Stadium|
|36||SAT||23-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Brabourne stadium|
|39||TUE||26-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajasthan Royals||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|43||SAT||30-Apr-2022||03:30 PM||Gujrat Titans||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Brabourne stadium|
|49||WED||04-May-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|54||SUN||08-May-2022||03:30 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Wankhede Stadium|
|60||FRI||13-May-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Punjab Kings||Brabourne stadium|
|67||THU||19-May-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Gujrat Titans||Wankhede Stadium|
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s strengths and weaknesses
Coming to Royal Challengers Bangalore players the team lost Devdutt Paddikal to Rajasthan Royals, however, they roped in experienced Faf du Plessis during the IPL 2022 auction. He will be opening the innings and his ability to get runs at a brisk pace will come in handy during the IPL 2022 season. Along with Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Glenn Maxwell will add solidity to the middle order as Maxwell and Karthik are both are capable of even playing big shots during the final stages of the innings.
Coming to the weakness, the spin department lacks genuine wicket-taker besides Hasaranga. With Chahal gone the Sri Lankan all-rounder will have to shoulder the responsibility of picking wickets as Karn Sharma or Shahabaz Ahmad are not entirely of the class of someone like Chahal. The team has also shone faith on Indian batters like Anuj Rawat, Suyansh Prabhudesai and Mahipal Lomror to come good. It will be interesting to see if the Indian contingent does manage to fire.