This is one of the leading teams participating in the IPL tournament. Since the beginning of this 20-20 format tournament, it has been in the limelight due to its performance, players, owners and capability to change the game in a few overs. This team is considered as a favorite one by critics also. However, despite big players also the team has not been fortunate enough to win any of the seasons.
It is the team that has known batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders yet due to inconsistent performance in the last season it has been a soft target for the critics and brought huge disappointment to its fans. Though the team is yet considered as one that can win the tournament in coming years as the spirit of the players and owners is quite high.
Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB Owners
This franchise is owned by United Spirits, and the name of the team is given due to the brand of the company Royal Challenge which is a liquor product. The home ground of this team is M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore.
This team was bought by Vijay Mallya as the chairman of United Spirits in 2008 at the cost of $111.6 million. It had got some of the known players in its first season.
They include Rahul Dravid, Dale Steyn, Anil Kumble, Mark Boucher, and Zaheer Khan. Despite having many big players in its team regularly, it has never been fortunate enough to win this tournament till date.
Royal challengers Bangalore Team
This team has got the record of highest as well as the lowest score in this tournament. It had made 263/5 as the biggest score across IPL, and it also has made 49. Hence the team has seen huge ups and downs and still experiencing the same. The leading names such as Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have been part of the squad in 2011 to 2017, yet it has never been able to perform as per the expectations of the fans.
Some of RCB’s Notable Performances
In the year 2009, 2011 and 2016 this team was able to make up to the round of runners up, but in most of the seasons, it has collapsed in the playoff rounds only. This team is captained by various players which include the names of Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Kevin Pieterson, Daniel Vettori, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli. Simon Katich is the current head coach of this team while Virat Kohli is the captain.
RCB 2020 Team Squad
In the current squad also this team has excellent players.AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Shivam Dubey, Moeen Ali, and Pawan Negi are some of the players who are part of this team now. The team has played 168 matches in total. Out of them it has won in 80 matches and lost 84. There were 4 matches which did not fetch any result and hence the success ratio of this team is 47.61% which is considered as very low.
However, the team is much hopeful for the coming season and committed to performing well.