Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2023

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2022

Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most loved franchise in IPL. The reason of its huge popularity is based on two players, one as we all know is the former Indian and RCB captain Virat Kohli and the other one was Mr. 360 degree in cricket Abraham Benjamin De Villiers.

The Bangalore based franchise is yet to have their name as winner of IPL title. The most successful years for RCB have been 2009, 2011 and 2016 where they reached the finals and almost had their hands on the title.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2023

Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL 2023 consist of exciting players. It’s a great blend of youth and experience as well as local and international highly skilled cricketers in all genres of the game. IPL most prolific batsman and winner of IPL orange cap in 2016 Virat Kohli will be playing as player.

RCB players and management will be looking to have their first hand on the IPL trophy in 2023.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad for IPL 2023 Edition

Here is the list of players who will be representing ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE in the 16th edition of IPL.

Player nameRoleBatting styleBowling style
Sonu YadavAll-RounderRight HandedRight Arm Medium fast
Avinash SinghBowlerRight HandedRight Arm fast
Rajan KumarBowlerLeft HandedLeft Arm Medium fast
Manoj BhandageAll-RounderLeft HandedRight Arm Medium fast
Will Jacks Michael BracewellBatterLeft HandRight Arm Off Break
Himanshu ShArmaBowlerRight HandedLeg Break
Reece TopleyBowlerRight HandedLeft Arm fast Medium
Faf du PlessisBatterLeft HandedLeg Break
Virat KohliBatterRight HandedLeg Break
Suyash PrabhudessaiAll-RounderRight HandedRight Arm Medium
Rajat PatidarBatterRight HandedRight Arm Off Break
Dinesh KarthikWicket-KeeperRight Handed 
Anuj RawatWicket-KeeperLeft Handed 
Finn AllenBatterRight Handed 
Glenn MaxwellAll-RounderRight HandedRight Arm Off Break
Wanindu HasarangaAll-RounderRight HandedLeg Break googly
Shahbaz AhmedAll-RounderLeft HandedSlow Left Arm orthodox
Harshal PatelBowlerRight HandedRight Arm Medium
David WilleyAll-RounderLeft HandedLeft Arm fast Medium
Karn ShArmaBowlerLeft HandedLeg Break googly
Mahipal LomrorAll-RounderLeft HandedSlow Left Arm orthodox
Mohammed SirajBowlerRight HandedRight Arm fast
Josh HazlewoodBowlerLeft HandedRight Arm fast Medium
Siddarth KaulBowlerRight HandedRight Arm Medium
Akash DeepAll-RounderRight HandedRight Arm Medium fast

Royal Challengers Bangalore Auction 2023 Details

List of players purchased in IPL 2023 auction by RCB

  • Sonu Yadav (INR 20 lakh)
  • Avinash Singh (INR 60 lakh)
  • Rajan Kumar (INR 70 lakh)
  • Manoj Bhandage (INR 20 lakh)
  • Will Jacks (INR 3.2 crore)
  • Himanshu Sharma (INR 20 lakh)
  • Reece Topley (INR 1.9 crore)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Released Players

RCB released a players list

  • Aneeshwar Gautam,
  • Chama Milind,
  • Luvnith Sisodia,
  • Sherfane Rutherford*

Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained Players 2023

RCB Retained Players List 2023

  • Akash Deep,
  • Anuj Rawat,
  • David Willey*,
  • Dinesh Karthik,
  • Faf Du Plessis*,
  • Finn Allen*,
  • Glenn Maxwell*,
  • Harshal Patel,
  • Josh Hazlewood*,
  • Karn Sharma,
  • Mahipal Lomror,
  • Mohammed Siraj,
  • Rajat Patidar,
  • Shahbaz Ahamad,
  • Siddharth Kaul,
  • Suyash Prabhudessai,
  • Virat Kohli,
  • Wanindu Hasaranga*

Royal Challengers Bangalore Overseas Players List

  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Will Jacks
  • Reece Topley
  • David Willey
  • Finn Allen
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Wanindu Hasaranga

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Details

RCB Captain

Former South African captain Faf Du Plesis was appointed as new captain of RCb during IPL 2022 edition and he will continue to lead franchise in IPL 2023.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Batsmen

Royal Challengers Bangalore have a quite strong looking batting unit. They have the highest run scoring batsman in IPL history in their side, Virat Kohli. Rajat Patidar and Finn Allen are the opening batter choices. Patidar averaged 55 with the bat in IPL 2022, while Allen is equally explosive. Skipper Faf du Plessis is also in great rhythm and he was RCB’s top run getter last year in the IPL.

  • Will Jacks
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rajat Patidar
  • Finn Allen

Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers

Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers List

With the Likes of Josh Hazlewood, Reece Topley, ICC No.1 ranked ODI bowler Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel, the RCB pace bowling lineup looks very strong. All of these bowlers have great accuracy and have the ability to swing the ball. Karn Sharma further strengthens this bowling lineup with his Leg-Break bowling. Karn has 127 wickets in T20s at an average of 26. Following is the complete list of RCB bowlers for IPL 2023:

  • Avinash Singh
  • Rajan Kumar
  • Himanshu Sharma
  • Reece Topley
  • Harshal Patel
  • Karn Sharma
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Siddarth Kaul

Royal Challengers Bangalore All-rounders

The Royal Challengers Bangalore also have a good pool of all-rounders with the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell and David Willey. Bracewell was brilliant against India in India in the ODI series. Hasaranga is currently the No.1 T20I bowler and he will be a vital asset with the ball. Maxwell and Willey need no introduction in T20 cricket at all. Mahipal Lomror and Suyash Prabhudessai are also good local all-rounders who further strengthen the side. Following is the complete list of all-rounders of RCB for IPL 2023:

Royal Challengers Bangalore All-rounders list

  • Sonu Yadav
  • Manoj Bhandage
  • Suyash Prabhudessai
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • David Willey
  • Mahipal Lomror
  • Akash Deep
  • Michael Bracewell

Royal Challengers Bangalore Wicket-keepers

Dinesh Karthik and Anuj Rawat are the two wicket-keeping choices of RCB in IPL 2023. Karthik has developed a reputation of being the finisher. He is also the 10th highest run getter of IPL history. Karthik averaged 55 with 180+ strike rate in IPL 2022. Anuj Rawat has ordinary stats in T20 cricket and he will be the backup keeper choice of RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Wicket-keepers

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Anuj Rawat

RCB Owner

Royal Challengers Bangalore team is found by USL (United Spirits Limited). The Bangalore based franchise was first owned by the Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Coaches & Support Staff

RCB Head Coach

Former Australian opener Simon Katich who steps down during 2nd phase of IPL last year as head coach of Royal Challenger Bangalore have been replaced by Sanjay Bangar who has been in Indian national coaching setup for quite sometime.

Last year Katich steps down form his role prior to start of 2nd phase of IPL 2021 and RCB’s Director of cricket Mike Hesson had taken this additional responsibility of Head Coach of RCB.

RCB Batting & Spin Bowling Coach 2023

Former Indian ODI cricketer Sridharan Sriram who represents India in handful of matches at top level will remain batting and spin bowling coach for RCB in 2021. Despite mediocre batting record at top level Sriram has excelled in coaching and lands few contracts in Australian setup before moved to RCB coaching staff.

His vast T20 cricket experience start from Indian Cricket League which he later quit and accept amnesty offer from BCCI in 2009 and join Royal Challengers Bangalore next year. 

RCB Bowling Coach

Former Australian 1st class cricketer and bowling coach Adam Griffth is the bowling coach of RCB. Adam Griffth has started his coaching career from state level and continues his progression till he was appointed as Australian national team bowling coach in 2016.

Adam Griffith was appointed RCB’s bowling coach in 2020 for IPL 16th edition and will continue to perform his duties in IPL 2023 edition.

Position/DesignationName (Country)
OwnerUSL- United Spirits Limited
Director of Cricket OperationsMike Hesson (NZ)
Head coachSanjay Bangar (Ind)
Bowling coachAdam Griffth (Aus)
Batting & Fielding coachSridharan Sriram (Ind)

Royal Challenger Bangalore Records

Overall RCB team record is not great despite having one of the top batsmen like VIrat Kohli in their ranks and that too as a captain. They have only managed to win 47% of their matches out of 168 matches they have played in IPL history.

OppositionMatWonLostTiedNRSuccess Rate
 Chennai Super Kings258160133.33%
 Deccan Chargers11560045.45%
 Delhi Capitals241580163.50%
 Gujarat Lions5320060.00%
 Kings XI Punjab2512130048.00%
 Kochi Tuskers Kerala22000100.00%
 Kolkata Knight Riders2510150040.00%
 Mumbai Indians259160036.00%
 Pune Warriors India55000100%
 Rajasthan Royals208100244.44%
 Rising Pune Supergiant3210066.67%
 Sunrisers Hyderabad187101038.88%

Royal Challengers Bangalore Captains List

RCB has led by 6 captains so far in IPL history. Faf Du Plesis who will replace Virat Kohli will be the 7th man to lead this exciting unit in search of their first IPL trophy.

PlayerSpanMatWonLostTiedNRWin %
R Dravid2008-2008144100028.57
KP Pietersen2009-20096240033.33
A Kumble2009-20103519160054.28
DL Vettori2011-20122815130053.57
V Kohli2011-202114064693448.16
SR Watson2017-20173120033.33

Royal Challengers Bangalore home ground

The home ground of RCB is M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore. This 35000 capacity stadium is owned by Government of Karnataka and operated by Karnataka cricket association.

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