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Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Fantasy Cricket Team

Meta: The Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most popular franchises of the Indian Premier League and has seen its ups and downs over the years. Here are the details about the team for the upcoming season, which can benefit you while making your own fantasy team.
RCB or Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of IPL's most popular teams with the most social media engagement; it is ranked eighth globally. But, tragically, the team is condemned with misfortune and is yet to win a title despite playing finals three times (2009, 2011, and 2016). Despite world-class players holding records in IPL history, RCB has ended up being in the bottom half of the points table 7 out of 14 times.
Owned by United Spirits, a subsidiary of Diageo, RCB has a strong fan base in Bangalore. The team's home ground is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (previously known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium) in Bangalore
Over the years, the Bangalore IPL team has set the bar high for future players; 3 of the top 5 individual highest scores in IPL history were bagged by RCB, with Chris Gayle being on the top (175*) and AB de Villiers being the third and fifth (133* and 129*). Former skipper Virat Kohli is also the highest all-time run-scorer in IPL history. He is the only one who has played for RCB since the team's inception.

RCB coaches:

Over the years, RCB has tested a variety of coaches, with Australian cricketer Simon Katich being the latest (2020-2021), along with other renowned and accomplished cricketers, including Gary Kirsten (2019), Daniel Vittori ( 2014-2018), Ray Jennings (2009-2013) and Venkatesh Prasad (2008). For 2022, the Bangalore IPL team has appointed former all-rounder cricketer Sanjay Bangar as the head coach. In the last season of IPL, Bangalore had appointed former Australian domestic player Adam Griffith as the bowling coach and Sridharan Sriram as the batting coach for the team.

RCB captains:

Royal Challengers Bangalore is blessed with some of the most prominent cricketers as team captains. The list includes Rahul Dravid (2008), Anil Kumble (2009-2010), Daniel Vettori (2011-2012), and Virat Kohli (2013-2021). The Bangalore IPL team will be announcing a new captain since the previous captain, Virat Kohli, decided to step down from the role.

RCB 2021 squad:

The Bangalore IPL team played relatively well, with Harshal Patel being the top wicket-taker of the season and Glen Maxwell as one of the top 5 run-scorers. Bangalore’s IPL fans had their hopes high when they made it to the tournament's playoffs but lost to Kolkata Knight Riders (or KKR) and were eliminated.

The squad includes:

Virat Kohli (c) Devdutt Padikkal Finn Allen (wk)
AB de Villiers (wk) Pavan Deshpande Washington Sundar
Daniel Sams Yuzvendra Chahal Adam Zampa
Shahbaz Ahmed Mohammed Siraj Navdeep Saini
Kane Richardson Harshal Patel Glenn Maxwell
Sachin Baby Rajat Patidar Mohammed Azharuddin
Kyle Jamieson Daniel Christian Suyash Prabhudessai
K.S. Bharat

RCB 2022 retained players:

The IPL Bangalore team has retained former captain Virat Kohli for 15 crores, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for ₹11 crores, and young fast bowler Mohammed Siraj for ₹7 crores. Notably, they decided to release last year's purple cap winner Harshal Patel and top spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Their remaining purse value stands at ₹57 crores.

Best players for RCB for fantasy cricket:

While RCB is a team with globally acclaimed great players, it is also the team where youngsters surprise the fans with their outstanding performances. Hence below are the top fantasy players for RCB; it is vital to note that they are calculated as per Dream11 Fantasy points for the year 2021.
Hence, while making a fantasy team in the coming season, these players must be considered.
  • Harshal Patel
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Virat Kohli
  • Yuzvendra Chaha
  • Devdutt Padikkal

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Past performances

As mentioned above, the team has seen both bottoms of the ranks and played in the finals many times but has never won a cup yet. This makes it one of the most followed teams in IPL with their world-class players. The Bangalore fanbase is dying to see a title in the league. In all, RCB has played 211 matches, out of which it won 100 times, lost 107 times and four games ended up without any single outcome, taking its winning rate to 48.06%.
Year Total Wins Losses No result Tied and won Tied and lost Position Summary
2008 14 4 10 0 0 0 7th Group Stage
2009 16 9 7 0 0 0 2nd Runners-Up
2010 16 8 8 0 0 0 3rd Play-offs
2011: 16 10 5 1 0 0 2nd Runners-Up
2012: 16 8 7 1 0 0 5th Group Stage
2013: 16 8 6 0 1 1 5th Group Stage
2014: 14 5 9 0 0 0 7th Group Stage
2015: 16 8 6 2 0 0 3rd Play-offs
2016: 16 9 7 0 0 0 2nd Runners-Up
2017: 14 3 11 1 0 0 8th Group Stage
2018: 14 6 8 0 0 0 6th Group Stage
2019: 14 5 8 1 0 0 8th Group Stage
2020: 15 6 8 0 1 0 4th Play-offs
2021: 15 9 6 0 0 0 4th Play-offs
The RCB team has seen its ups and downs, and the fans have always been with them, win or lose; the team has never failed to entertain cricket and IPL enthusiasts in India and all around the world.

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