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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Retained Players List, Auction, Squad, Schedule, Venue IPL 2024

Get all information about RCB in IPL 2024 including complete squad, players list, matches schedule, latest news and predictions.

About Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru has been part of the Indian Premier League since the first season in 2008. They are still in pursuit of their first ever IPL trophy after reaching the finals thrice. After Virat Kohli’s long tenure as the captain of the side, Faf du Plessis was appointed as the skipper in 2022 after the former stepped down from the position.

Under Faf’s captaincy, RCB reached the playoffs in the IPL 2022 edition and missed the playoffs in 2023 by one win. He will lead the side once again in the upcoming season of the IPL.

RCB ended up as the runner-up team in 2009, 2011 and 2016. Kohli has served as the captain of RCB from 2011-2021.

RCB has picked 6 players in the IPL Auction 2024 out of which 4 are fast bowlers. Let’s take a look at the detailed information on the RCB team.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team Information

Full Name Royal Challengers Bengaluru
Short Name RCB
Founded 2008
Owners United Spirits
Official Website https://www.royalchallengers.com/
Captain Faf du Plessis
Head Coach Andy Flower
Home Ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium
Best Performance In IPL Runners-up (2009,2011,2016)
Team Information

RCB Team Information

Royal Challengers Bengaluru is a Bengaluru based franchise team owned by an alcoholic beverages company, United Spirits which is headquartered in the same city. The team had some of the top T20 players like Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers in the squad before.

RCB holds the record for the highest total of 263/5 and the lowest score of 49 in the IPL.

RCB has roped in 6 players in the auction to strengthen their bowling line-up. Check out the complete RCB squad for the upcoming 2024 edition of the IPL.

IPL 2023 RCB Team Squad

Batsmen Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash S Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Saurav Chuahan
All Rounders Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Cameron Green, Swapnil Singh, Mayank Dagar, Manoj Bhandage
Bowlers Akash Deep, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Vyshak Vijay Kumar

RCB team key players

  • Virat Kohli - Virat Kohli has been in brilliant form in the 2023. He finished as the highest run scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023. We are expecting a thrilling outing from him in the IPL 2024. He has scored 7263 runs in 237 IPL matches at an impressive strike rate of 130.02. Virat Kohli is the leading run scorer in the Indian Premier League and in the last edition he scored 639 runs.

  • Glenn Maxwell - Another crazy cricketer who had a great 2023 with a heroic innings of 200* in the ODI World Cup, which is touted to be one of the top innings in Cricket. Maxwell is a key all-rounder for RCB as he comes as a handy spinner on the Indian pitches. He has scored 2719 runs and picked 31 wickets so far in 124 IPL matches.

  • Faf du Plessis - Skipper Faf du Plessis finished the last season as the 2nd highest run scorer of the season with 730 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 153.68. Plessis has been impressive as the captain as well and will be a key batter at the top-order for the upcoming season.

  • Cameron Green - RCB traded Cameron Green from Mumbai Indians after the latter roped in Hardik Pandya from GT. Green is a pace all-rounder who can be a game changer for RCB. Green debuted in IPL in 2023 and he picked 6 wickets and scored 452 runs in his first IPL outing.

  • Mohammed Siraj - Mohammed Siraj is a key pacer for RCB bowling line-up. Siraj has picked 78 wickets in 79 IPL matches at a strike rate of 20.95. He will lead the pace attack along with 3 overseas pacers. Siraj has worked hard on his skills over the last 2-3 years and has gained a lot of success.

Squad changes

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Squad Changes 2024

Take a look at the updated list of retained and released players by Royal Challengers Bengaluru for the IPL 2024 season.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Retained Players IPL 2024

Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Faf Du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Rajat Patidar, Reece Topley, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Will Jacks, Cameron Green

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Released Players IPL 2024

Avinash Singh, David Willey, Finn Allen, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Michael Bracewell, Siddharth Kaul, Sonu Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell

Expert Prediction

Expert Prediction for RCB

RCB can qualify for the Playoffs

RCB is one of the teams which is yet to win an IPL title. They have added a bunch of new players this year to beef up the bowling attack.

It will be a tough call for the team management to choose one from Lockie Ferguson, Reece Topley and Alzarri Joseph in the bowling as they will try not to keep out Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green from the playing 11.

The batting line-up is where RCB’s strength lies and with Maxwell and Kohli in good form, they are capable of destroying any bowling line-up.

They have invested heavily in assembling a new bowling attack. If they can find the right combination with the ball at the earliest of the season then they can surely advance to the playoffs.

Can RCB Win IPL 2024?

As quoted above, if RCB can make good combinations with their new bowling line-up then they can surely reach the finals and lift their first ever trophy.

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