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.
14 days of IPL Stories | IPL 2008— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 14, 2022
Going back to when it all began, the start of T20 cricket's largest festival. Here are our top moments from the inaugural edition of the IPL.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/29p1b6wxHn
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
*IPL Auction Strategy - Bangalore* by @IndianMourinho— VUSport Official (@VUSportOfficial) February 10, 2022
What Royal Challengers Bangalore already have! We asses their present retentions and what value they add to the current mix#RCB #IPLMegaAuction2022 #RoyalChallengersBangalore #ipl2022auction pic.twitter.com/xA7qOYTFL6
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
|March 27, 2022||PBKS vs RCB||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 30, 2022||RCB vs KKR||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 5, 2022||RCB vs MI||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 9, 2022||RCB vs MI||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 12, 2022||CSK vs RCB||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 16, 2022||DC vs RCB||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 19, 2022||LSG vs RCB||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 23, 2022||RCB vs SRH||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 26, 2022||RCB vs RR||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 30, 2022||GT vs RCB||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|May 4, 2022||RCB vs CSK||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|May 8, 2022||SRH vs RCB||3:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 13, 2022||RCB vs PBKS||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|May 19, 2022||RCB vs GT||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2022 full squad
Nothing looks better than a 😁 on our players’ faces.— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 19, 2022
Small moments of happiness in the midst of tireless practice. 💪🏻
We wish for more of these moments to come as the ⏰ for #IPL2022 has started ticking.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #Mission2022 pic.twitter.com/Wok1xLKknb
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
📸 - @DineshKarthik, @AnujRawat_1755 and @FinnAllen32 got right into the thick of it in their first practice session of #IPL2022. 😎💥 #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #Mission2022 pic.twitter.com/oVCCzuc8LD— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 19, 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.