Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2021

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 Indian captain Virat Kohli and the other one is the presence of Mr 360 degree in cricket  Abraham Benjamin DE Villiers.

The Bangalore based franchise is yet to win an 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.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL 2021 consist of 22 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.

RCB players and management will be looking to have their first hand on the IPL trophy in 2021.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad for IPL 2021 Edition

Here is the list of 22 players who will be representing ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE in the 13th edition of IPL.

RCB players List 2021

Virat Kohli,  AB De Villiers, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Paddikal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, M Azharuddeen, Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Yuzi Chahal, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Finn Allen, M Siraj, Kane Richardson

Royal Challengers Bangalore Auction 2021 Details

RCB went into the IPL mini auction with the purse of 35.9 crore from which they used their purse up to 35.5 crore. They have their eyes set on few players.

During RCB 2021 auction stint they went really big for Australian all-rounder Maxwell and his neighbor Kyle Jamieson by taking them for 14.25 crore and 15 crore respectively. Dan Christian is another player from down under which RCB picked on auction day.

RCB auction players list with price

  • Glenn Maxwell (14.25 CR)
  • Dan Christian (4.8 CR)
  • M Azharudeen (20 L)
  • Kyle Jamieson (15 CR)
  • Sachin Baby (20 L)
  • Rajat Patidar (20 L)
  • Suyash Prabhudessai (20 L)
  • KS Bharat (20 L )

Royal Challengers Bangalore All Players with Price

Following is the list of all ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE players and their salaries for the 14th edition of IPL.

  • 1. Virat Kohli (17 CR)
  • 2. AB DE Villiers (11 CR)
  • 3. Adam Zampa ( 4 CR)
  • 4. Glenn Maxwell (14.25 CR)
  • 5. Devdutt Paddikal (20 L)
  • 6. Shahbaz Ahmed (20 L)
  • 7. Navdeep Saini ( 3 CR)
  • 8. M Azharuddeen (20 L)
  • 9. Dan Christian (4.8 CR)
  • 10. Kyle Jamieson (15 CR)
  • 11. Sachin Baby (20 L)
  • 12. Rajat Patidar ( 20 L)
  • 13. Suyash Prabhudessai (20 L)
  • 14. KS Bharat (20 L)
  • 15. Washington Sundar (3.2 CR)
  • 16. Pavan Deshpande (20 L)
  • 17. Yuzi Chahal (6 CR)
  • 18. Daniel Sams (2 CR)
  • 19. Harshal Patel (2 CR)
  • 20. Finn Allen (20 L)
  • 21. M Siraj (2.6 CR)
  • 22. Kane Richardson (4 CR)

Royal Challengers Bangalore Released Players

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE released 10 players ahead of 2021 auction which is large number when we compare it with other team’s strategy. Interestingly RCB releases 5 top international T20 players and also same number of local players also released which includes some international cricketers too.

RCB released players list

  • Aaron Finch
  • Chris Morris
  • Moeen Ali
  • Isuru Udana
  • Pawan Negi
  • Gurkeerat Singh Mann
  • Shivam Dube
  • Dale Steyn
  • Parthiv Patel
  • Umesh Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained Players 2021

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE retained almost half of their side for 2021 IPL edition.

12 retained players includes only 4 batsman out of which Kohli and De Villiers are experienced enough to steady the boat of RCB.

It shows that RCB in IPL 2021 have gone for overhaul of their batting list. Spin trio of Zampa, Sundar and Chahal also in retained player list of RCB.   Siraj and Kane Richardson are the notable retained players by RCB.

RCB Retained Players List 2021

  • Virat Kohli
  • AB De Villiers
  • Adam Zampa
  • Devdutt Padikall
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Washington Sundar
  • Pavan Deshpande
  • Yuzi Chahal
  • Joshua Philippe (replaced by Finn Allen)
  • M Siraj
  • Kane Richardson

Royal Challengers Bangalore New Players

We will be looking at some new faces this year in RCB which shows the change in strategy. Kyle Jamieson and Glen Maxwell are two big new names in RCB squad. Maxwell is a seasoned campaigner but this will be his first stint with RCB.

What a sight it will be for fans when they see Kohli, ABD and Maxwell in one team. Kyle Jamieson is new to international arena but on the back of his impressive first year in international cricket he is picked at the whopping price of 15 crore by the RCB, but his effectiveness in dull dusty pitches is yet to be seen.

Dan Christian is also picked up by the ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE on basis of his impressive form in BBL and we will see some of the new Indian faces who have performed really well in the domestic circuit for example KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai and M Azharudeen.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Overseas Players List

Other Than ABD all foreign players in IPL 2021 squad of RCB are form Australia & New Zea Land.

  • RCB is dominated by Australian players including Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Dan Christian, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell.
  • New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson & Finn Allen will also be part of RCB 2021 squad.
  • South African AB DE Villiers will continue to represent RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore Batsmen

Despite releasing good number of batsman before IPL auction 2021 RCB hasn’t done any investment on batting lineup and only ABD and Virat Kohli is the top batsman who has to carry the burden in addition to the all rounders available.

And we can only imagine the kind of destruction they can cause with Glen Maxwell & Dan Christian to come in lower order.

Devdutt Paddikal who impressed during the last season with Young Kiwi Finn Allen and few local youngsters including M Azhurdeen who made an explosive hundred in SMAT have to put their hands up for RCB’s success this season.

  • Virat Kohli
  • AB De Villiers
  • M Azhurdeen
  • Sachin Baby
  • KS Bharat
  • Finn Allen
  • Rajat Patidar

Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE bowling attack will be led by young pace duo of M Siraj and Nitin Saini. Both of them have cashed in on international opportunities during absence of regular Indian pacers.  

RCB last years leader of the attack Kane Richardson is also available for their support. Whereas presence of Jamieson & Dan Christian will also provide much needed boost to the RCB bowling attack.

On the other hand the spin department will be led by Chahal and Sundar. Shahbaz Ahmed and Zampa will also be there to add some variety in the bowling attack.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers List

  • Daniel Sams
  • Harshal Patel
  • M Siraj
  • Kane Richardson
  • Yuzi Chahal
  • Washington Sundar
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Dan Christian
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Adam Zampa
  • Kane Richardson

Royal Challengers Bangalore All-rounders

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE has picked some very good all-rounders in auction 2021. The main all-rounder of ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE thus season will be Dan Christian who was picked in the auction 2021 based on his BBL heroics.

The other international all-rounders for ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE will be Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Richardson and Jamieson. I addition to foreign contingent Royal Challengers Bangalore also has very exciting lot of Indian budding all-rounders in the form of Sundar and Deshpande.

Royal Challengers Bangalore All-rounders list

  • Dan Christian
  • Kyle Jamieson
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Pawan Deshpande
  • Washington Sundar
  • Daniel Sams
  • Kane Richardson
  • Dan Christian

Royal Challengers Bangalore Wicket-keepers

Devdutt Padikal will be the first choice wicket keeper for ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE. The backup option will be the 27 years old KS Bharat. Whereas ABD now a days loves to play as a specialist batsman but can keep if needed

Royal Challengers Bangalore Wicket-keepers

  • KS Bharat
  • Devdutt Padikal
  • AB DE Villiers

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 will continue the duties as head coach of Royal Challenger Bangalore for IPL 2021 edition. Simon Katich always ranked highly when it comes to its cricketing brain and has always delivered goods.

RCB Batting Consultant

Former Indian batting coach and all rounder Sanjay Bangar will also continue his role as batting consultant of RCB for 2021 IPL edition.

RCB Batting & Spin Bowling Coach 2021

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 13th edition and will continue to perform his duties in IPL 2021 edition.

Position/DesignationName (Country)
OwnerUSL- United Spirits Limited
Director of Cricket OperationsMike Hesson (NZ)
Head coachSimon Katich (Aus)
Batting mentorSanjay 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%
Total16880840447.61%

Royal Challengers Bangalore Captains List

RCB has led by 6 captains so far in IPL history. Kohli has the longest run so far and is continuing despite having win % less than 50.

PlayerSpanMatchesWinsLoseTiedNRWin %
Rahul Dravid2008-2008144100028.57%
Anil Kumble2009-20103519160054.28%
Daniel Vettori2011-20122815130053.57%
Kevin Pietersen2009-20096240033.3%
Virat Kohli2011-present12555633446.69%
Shane Watson2017-20173120033.3%

Royal Challengers Bangalore Schedule 2021

RCB kick off their IPL 2021 campaign by playing against defending champions Mumbai Indians on 9th April, 2021. RCB next match will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad on the same venue. As per IPL 2021 Schedule complete RCB fixtures are mentioned below for easy reference.

RCB Time Table

Match No.DateOpponentTimeVenue
19th AprilMI7:00 pmChennai
614th AprilSRH7:00 pmChennai
1018th AprilKKR3:00 pmChennai
1622nd AprilRR7:00 pmMumbai
1925th AprilCSK3:00 pmMumbai
2227th AprilDC7:00 pmAhmedabad
2630th AprilPBKS7:00 pmAhmedabad
303rd MayKKR7:00 pmAhmedabad
336th MayPBKS7:00 pmAhmedabad
389th MaySRH7:00 pmKolkata
4414th MayDC7:00 pmKolkata
4616th MayRR3:00 pmKolkata
5120th MayMI7:00 pmKolkata
5623rd MayCSK7:00 pmKolkata

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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