The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have never won the IPL but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. Though with Their lack of success over the years, the fans and supporters are not giving up on the team and unfortunately, despite the presence of various notable players have 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.
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.
Bengaluru-based The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), headed by Faf du Plessis, compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and play their home matches at M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru.
United Spirits owns RCB, one of the initial eight teams were established in 2008. Bangalore has never won a championship in the Indian Premier League’s 13-year history despite having a amazing squad altogether.
RCB Player list after IPL auctions 2022
|Sr. No.||Player||Retained/Bought||Price (INR)|
|1||Virat Kohli||Retained||15 crores|
|2||Glenn Maxwell||Retained||11 crores|
|3||Mohammed Siraj||Retained||7 crores|
|4||Dinesh Karthik||Bought||5.5 crore|
|5||Harshal Patel||Bought||10.75 crore|
|6||Josh Hazelwood||Bought||7.75 crore|
|7||Wanindu Hasaranga||Bought||10.75 crore|
|8||Faf Du Plessis||Bought||7 crores|
|9||Anuj Rawat||Bought||3.4 crore|
|10||Shahbaz Ahamad||Bought||2.4 crore|
|11||Akash Deep||Bought||20 lakhs|
|12||Mahipal Lomror||Bought||95 lakhs|
|13||Finn Allen||Bought||80 lakhs|
|14||Sherfane Rutherford||Bought||1 crore|
|15||Jason Behrendorff||Bought||75 lakhs|
|16||Suyash Prabhudessai||Bought||30 lakhs|
|17||Chama Milind||Bought||25 lakhs|
|18||Aneeshwar Gautam||Bought||20 lakhs|
|19||Siddharth Kaul||75 lakhs|
|20||Suyash Prabhudessai||30 lakhs|
|21||Luvnith Sisodia||20 lakhs|
|22||David Willey||2 crores|
About the captain
The current captain for the Royal challengers Bangalore, Faf du Plessis is a South African professional cricketer and former captain of the South Africa national cricket team. He is considered as one of the best fielders in the world. He was named as the South African Cricketer of the Year in 2019.
He is a right-handed batsman and part-time leg spin bowler. He has played South African domestic cricket for Northern and the Titans, as well as matches for Lancashire County Cricket Club, Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiant, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
The team has earned most loyal fans
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
In the IPL 2021, Virat Kohli was the captain for this Bengaluru based team. However, all games were held at neutral sites, with no team playing in its home stadium because of the pandemic. All clubs played at four of the six locations during the league stage.
The Chinnaswamy stadium is always overflowing with the red colored flags and fans 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.
Sponsors for the team
The sponsors for the team include, Kerala-based conglomerate Muthoot pappachan group, financial services company Muthoot fincorp serves as the title sponsor to RCB since February 2020, DP world (Dubai ports world), reliance jio, and Exide. Associate partners such as
mpl (mobile premier league), meesho, chola MS general insurance, boat, a manufacturer and marketer of audio products, puma and Nippon paint. Official partners such as kingfisher, nestle munch and Kotak etc.
Published By : VATSALA KOTHA
Edited By : KIRAN MAHARANA