Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the most famous teams in IPL, filled with prominent personalities. They are also the second most expensive teams after Mumbai Indians in IPL. 

The club was bought by Vijay Mallya, who paid US$111.6 million, making them the second-highest bid during the IPL 2008 auction, next only to Reliance Industries’ bid of US$111.9 million for the Mumbai Indians. 

The team has been runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. They hold the record of highest and lowest team total in IPL history- 263/5 and 49, respectively.  

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022 auction 

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a salary purse of 57 crores during the IPL 2022 auction. The team used 33 crores to retain their most valuable players, Virat Kohli for 15 Crores, Glenn Maxwell for 11 Crores, and Mohammed Siraj for 7 crores in the auction. 

And overall, they picked 19 players ahead of IPL 2022; some of the key players were Faf du Plessis, Harsh Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga. Harsh Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga were the costliest players who were picked at 10.75 crores in the auction. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022 schedule 

Date Match Time Venue 
March 27, 2022PBKS vs RCB7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
March 30, 2022RCB vs KKR7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 5, 2022RCB vs MI7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 9, 2022RCB vs MI7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
April 12, 2022CSK vs RCB7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 16, 2022DC vs RCB7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 19, 2022LSG vs RCB7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 23, 2022RCB vs SRH7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
April 26, 2022RCB vs RR7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
April 30, 2022GT vs RCB3:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
May 4, 2022RCB vs CSK7:30 PMMCA Stadium
May 8, 2022SRH vs RCB3:30 PMWankhede Stadium
May 13, 2022RCB vs PBKS7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
May 19, 2022RCB vs GT7:30 PMWankhede Stadium

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022 full squad

Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Luvnith Sisodia, David Willey

RCB best playing Xl for IPL 2022

Faf du Plessis (C), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmad, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

RCB have one of the solid squads in IPL 2022, and they can be the top contenders this time if they don’t choke in crunch games. The RCB has the habit of bottling in the latter stages of IPL as the pressure gets better off them despite having world-class batsmen. 

However, RCB can make amends time, and they will have a new captain Faf du Plessis since Virat Kohli stepped down from all the T20s tournaments. We believe the team has a solid pedigree that can go deep into this tournament.