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Royal Challengers Bangalore 2018 Squad, Team, Players

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.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Logo

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 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.

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.

Player Country Role
Virat Kohli(Captain) India Batsman
AB De Villiers South Africa Batsman/Wicket-keeper
Sarfraz Khan India 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-Present


Rahul Dravid India 2008
Kevin Pietersen England 2009
Anil Kumble India 2009-2010
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 2011-2012
Virat Kohli India 2013-2017

Official Online Presence

Website: www.royalchallengers.com

Twitter: RCB Tweets

Facebook: RCB


  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. What will happen in future to RCB team. Remain the same team or any changes? Waiting

  3. 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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