Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a professional twenty20 cricket team that competes in Indian Premier League every year. It is one of the 8 teams in IPLT20 that was launched in 2008. RCB franchise represents India’s Bengaluru city in the competition. Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise was owned by Dr. Vijay Mallya for a bid price of 111.6 USD million which was the second highest amount after Mumbai Indians 111.9 US$ million.
Currently Siddarth Mallya is the director of RCB. Indian test cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is captaining the RCB side in IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore have got some good performances and results over the years and team succeed to reach final three times in 2009, 2011 and 2016 but RCB is yet to win Indian Premier League trophy.
In 2009 Deccan Chargers defeated them in final whereas in 2011 they lost it Chennai Super Kings. Meanwhile Sunrisers Hyderabad beat RCB in 2016 IPL to become winner.
RCB Performance Year Wise
|Year||Result / Place|
|2008||Group Stage (7th Place)|
|2009||Runner-up (2nd Place)|
|2010||Semi-Finalist (3rd Place)|
|2011||Runner-up (2nd Place)|
|2012||Group Stage (5th Place)|
|2013||Group Stage (5th Place)|
|2014||Group Stage (7th Place)|
|2015||Semi-Finalist (3rd Place)|
|2016||Runner-up (2nd Place)|
|2017||Group Stage (8th Place)|
Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified three times for Champions League twenty20. They played 2009, 2010 and 2011 CLT20 but never won it. They were runner-up in 2009 and 2011 Champions League event and were semi-finalists in 2010.
Note: Champions League Twenty20 doesn’t exist anymore after 2014 as tournament was defunct from 2015.
RCB 2018 Squad, Players List
Royal Challengers Bangalore retained three players before the auction. Skipper Virat Kohli, batting sensation AB De Villiers and Sarfraz Khan will be seen playing for RCB once again.
|AB De Villiers||South Africa||Batsman/Wicket-keeper|
|Martin Crowe||New Zealand||2008|
|Venkatesh Prasad||India||2008-2009, 2011-2013|
|Jay Jennings||South Africa||2009-2013|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||2014-Present|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||2011-2012|
Official Online Presence
Twitter: RCB Tweets