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.

Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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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)
2018 Group Stage (6th Place)
2019 Group Stage (8th Place)
2020 TBC


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.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2020 Squad, Players List

Skipper Virat Kohli set to remain captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore and batting sensation AB De Villiers will be seen playing for RCB during 2020 Indian Premier League season. Royal Challengers began trading and sold wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians.

RCB traded Mandeep Singh with Marcus Stoinis from KXIP ahead of players auction. Bangalore team retained a total of 14 players before heading into Vivo IPL players auction for 13th season.

Player Country Role
Virat Kohli (Captain) India Batsman
AB De Villiers South Africa Batsman
Marcus Stoinis Australia All-Rounder
Pawan Negi India Bowler
Mohammad Siraj India Bowler
Umesh Yadav India Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia Bowler
Washington Sundar India Bowler
Yuzvender Chahal India Bowler
Colin de Grandhomme New Zealand All-Rounder
Kulwant Khejroliya India Batsman
Tim Southee New Zealand Bowler
Parthiv Patel India Wicket-Keeper
Nitin Saini India Bowler
Moeen Ali England All-Rounder

Head Coaches

Martin Crowe New Zealand 2008
Venkatesh Prasad India 2008-2009, 2011-2013
Jay Jennings South Africa 2009-2013
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 2014-2018
Gary Kirsten South Africa 2019
Simon Katich Australia 2019-present


Rahul Dravid India 2008
Kevin Pietersen England 2009
Anil Kumble India 2009-2010
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 2011-2012
Virat Kohli India 2013-Present

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4 thoughts on “Royal Challengers Bangalore 2020 Squad, Team and Players”
  1. RCB is my favourite team and my favourite players are VIRAT KOHLI,AB DEVILLIERS and CHRIS GAYLE.RCB has never won the IPL and may RCB win 2017 IPL

  2. RCB will and shall change in 2018 IPL.
    They shall not end up in the bottom of
    the points table as they have in IPL
    2017 with only 3 wins. They have Virat
    Kohli Run-Machine, Chris Gayle
    the Six-Machine but still they lost. They
    should have team effort so that they can
    win matches. I hope they win a title by

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