Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
RCB Home Ground
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
RCB Captain
Faf du Plessis
RCB Coach
Sridharan Sriram

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team: An Overview

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a renowned franchise cricket team based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The team competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was founded in 2008. The home ground of the RCB team is MA Chidambaram Stadium (previously known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium) in Chennai, which has a seating capacity of over 40,000 spectators. United Spirits, a subsidiary of Diageo Group, owns the franchise. View More

Over the years, Royal Challengers Bangalore has become one of the most popular and highly-followed franchises in the IPL. However, its journey in the league has been marked by several ups and downs. Despite having world-class players in its ranks, RCB is yet to win an IPL title, which has been a major disappointment for its fans. The team has reached the finals thrice, in 2009, 2011, and 2016, but has yet to clinch the trophy. RCB has ended up in the bottom half of the points table nine times out of 16 seasons.

The current season, 2024, sees the team being coached by Sridharan Sriram and captained by Faf Du Plessis, who leads the team for the third year. Throughout its history, RCB has had iconic players who have left a lasting impact on the franchise. Names like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal have been synonymous with RCB’s identity. One of RCB’s most memorable seasons was in IPL 2016 when they reached the final under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, with Kohli scoring a record-breaking 973 runs from 16 matches in a single IPL season.

As the 2024 season approaches, RCB fans are optimistic that the team will finally break its jinx and lift the IPL trophy. With a strong core of players and renewed determination, the team is gearing up to give its best and put up an intense fight on the field.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2024 Squad

Faf du Plessis (c)Akash Deep Mayank Dagar
Anuj Rawat Manoj BhandageLockie Ferguson 
Saurav Chauhan Tom Curran Alzarri Joseph 
Virat Kohli Cameron Green Mohammed Siraj 
Dinesh Karthik Glenn Maxwell Rajan Kumar 
Rajat Patidar Suyash Prabhudessai)Himanshu Sharma 
 Will Jacks Karn Sharma
 Akash DeepSwapnil Singh 
 Manoj Bhandage Reece Topley 
 Mahipal Lomror Vijaykumar Vyshak 
  Yash Dayal 

Royal Challengers Bangalore Cricket Team Top Players

As RCB gears up for IPL 2024, these three players hold the key to the team’s success, promising an exciting and competitive season.

Virat Kohli: This Indian batting maestro needs no introduction and is a crucial player for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. Kohli’s aggressive and flamboyant batting style makes him a fan favourite, and his leadership skills are second to none. Bought for INR 17 CR, Kohli is a talismanic figure for RCB and will be looking to lead the team to glory in the upcoming season. With his exceptional batting skills and astute captaincy, Kohli is a key player to watch out for in the coming IPL 2024 season.

Faf du Plessis: The South African batsman and the captain of RCB is a seasoned campaigner in the IPL and is all set to lead RCB for the third year in a row and is determined to break the curse of not winning their maiden IPL trophy. Du Plessis took over the role as the RCB skipper in IPL 2022 after former captain Virat Kohli decided to step down from the role ahead of the season. Apart from his captaincy skills, Faf du Plessis has been a consistent run-scorer in IPL throughout the years. He had his best season in IPL 2023, where he amassed 730 runs from 14 league matches at an average of 56.15 and a staggering strike rate of 153.68. With his impressive leadership skills and calm and composed demeanour, Faf du Plessis is expected to be crucial in guiding RCB to their first trophy in the upcoming season.

Glenn Maxwell: World Cup-winning Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team since 2021. Known for his aggressive batting style and useful off-spin bowling, Maxwell has been a highly sought-after player in the league. The 2023 season saw Maxwell maintain his incredible form, scoring 400 runs in 14 matches, including three fifties. In an interview, Maxwell recently stressed that he intends to continue playing until he “can’t walk anymore”. His passion for the game and commitment to his craft are genuinely admirable, and this dedication makes him a valuable asset to RCB.

Top Player


Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Role : Batter
Batting Style : Right-handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm Medium
Nationality : Indian
DOB : 05 November 1988
IPL Debut : 2008

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis

Role : Batter
Batting Style : Right-handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm Leg Spin
Nationality : South African
DOB : 13 July 1984
IPL Debut : 2012

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

Role : All-rounder
Batting Style : Right-handed
Bowling Style : Right-arm Off-spin
Nationality : Australian
DOB : 14 October 1988
IPL Debut : 2012

Finn Allen

Finn Allen

Role : Wicketkeeper Batter
Batting Style : Right-handed
Bowling Style : N/A
Nationality : New Zealander
DOB : 22 April 1999

RCB Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Team FAQs

Alzarri Joseph is the most expensive player in the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team and was bagged for Rs 11.50 crore for IPL 2024.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team has reached the IPL finals as runners-up three times in 2009, 2011, and 2016.
Faf du Plessis is the Royal Challengers Bangalore Team captain for IPL 2024.

United Spirits Limited, a Diageo Group company, owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.

Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Himanshu Sharma, and Rajan Kumar.

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