If you are from Karnataka, chances are that your favorite IPL team would be Royal Challengers Bangalore. Even though the team has been in the headlines for plenty of reasons, it has been one of the fan favorites right from the start. Being one of the original teams, it has been active in all the seasons of IPL. Although RCB has not been able to bag an IPL win, it has given plenty of memorable performances. Led by none other than Virat Kohli, it certainly has a great chance to win IPL 2018. In this article, we will let you know about the complete lineup of IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore team 2018 with some of their past performances.
Part 1. Royal Challengers Bangalore: The Team
Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most valuable teams in IPL. After all, it had star players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle. Virat Kohli is one of the most successful batsmen in IPL season as well. Since the franchise is owned by Vijay Mallya, it was named after Royal Challenge, one of the beverages sold by his company. Due to the involvement of Vijay Mallya with the team, it has been in the news for various reasons.
Needless to say, the home ground of the team is M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which is the biggest stadium in Bangalore. The team has a lion emblem and a stylish dress that the players flaunt during their matches. While the team has come up with numerous themes, their original Royal Challengers Bangalore theme song has to be our favorite.
Part 2. The IPL 2018 Lineup of RCB
Unlike other IPL teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore is more consistent. Instead of buying new players every year, they like to retain their original lineup. This year is no such exception as the team is yet again led by Virat Kohli. Here is a complete Royal Challengers Bangalore roster for IPL 2018.
• Owner: United Spirits Limited and Diageo
• Team director: Amrit Thomas
• Team manager: Avinash Vaidya
• Head coach: Daniel Vettori
• Batting coach: Gary Kirsten
• Bowling coach: Ashish Nehra
• Fielding coach: Trent Woodhill
• Strength and conditioning coach: Basu Shanker
• Physiotherapist: Evan Speechly
Royal Challengers Bangalore Players
After having a look at their administration, let’s quickly see the major players that are going to play in IPL 2018.
• Virat Kohli: Captain (and Batsman)
• AB de Villiers: Vice-captain (and Batsman)
• Sarfaraz Khan: Right-handed batsman
• Brendon McCullum: Right-handed batsman
• Manan Arora: Right-handed batsman
• Mandeep Singh: Right-handed batsman
• Parthiv Patel: Wicket-keeper
• Chris Woakes: All rounder
• Moeen Ali: All rounder
• Corey Anderson: All rounder
• Pawan Negi: All rounder
• Washington Sundar: All rounder
• Pawan Deshpande: All rounder
• Aniruddha Joshi: All rounder
• Yuzvendra Chahal: Right-handed bowler
• Umesh Yadav: Right-handed bowler
• Tim Southee: Right-handed bowler
• Md. Siraj: Right-handed bowler
• Navdeep Saini: Right-handed bowler
• Aniket Chaudhary: Right-handed bowler
Part 3. Overall Performance of RCB
Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore hasn’t won IPL championship yet, they have managed to come 2nd twice.
• 2008: Eliminated at the League stage
• 2009: Runner-up
• 2010: Semi-finalist
• 2011: Runner-up
• 2012: Eliminated at the League stage
• 2013: Eliminated at the League stage
• 2014: Eliminated at the League stage
• 2015: Eliminated at Playoffs
• 2016: Runner-up
• 2017: Eliminated at the League stage
Part 4. IPL Highlights and Performances of RCB
If you are a true fan of Royal Challengers Bangalore, then you must already remember some of their most iconic matches. To refresh your memories, we have listed a few highlights of the past RCB matches.
1. KKR vs RCB: Virat, AB guide RCB to an easy win
A treat to all the fans of Virat Kohli, this highlight features one of his best performances against KKR.
2. IPL 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
The rivalry between Bangalore and Hyderabad is not new. It took an unexpected turn when both the teams played against each other in 2016.
3. IPL 2008 CSK vs RCB
Another entertaining match that happened between RCB and CSK dates all the way back to 2008. Let’s have a look at its highlight.
4. IPL 2017: SRH vs RCB
A neck to neck competition happened between both the teams last year. Here are the highlights of their 2017 IPL match.
5. RCB defeats MI at IPL 2015
It was in 2015 when RCB surprised everyone by defeating Mumbai Indians. The credit goes to AB De Villiers, who scored a 133-not out.
6. IPL 2009 Highlights: KXIP vs RCB
It was certainly a memorable year for RCB. One of the most iconic matches was played against Kings XI Punjab. Here are the highlights of the match.
7. IPL 2010: Semi-Final MI vs RCB
As you know, in 2019, RCB came all the way to the semi-finals. Let’s have a look at that amazing match again.
8. IPL 2015: RCB vs RR
Royal Challengers Bangalore made a tactical move way back in 2015. Have a look here to know more about it.
9. IPL 2009 Highlights: RCB vs DC
Take a walk down the memory lane by watching this early IPL match between Royal Challengers and Deccan Chronicles.
10. IPL 2010 – CSK v RCB
Both the teams had another competition in 2010, which was loved by IPL fans the world over. Let’s quickly review it here.
Part 5. Watch Royal Challengers Bangalore Match on Snaptube
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updated by Chief Editor on Apr 04, 2018