FULL NAMERoyal Challengers Bangalore
CAPTAINFaf du Plessis
TEAM OWNED BYUnited Spirits
MAIN PLAYERSFaf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Matches Schedule

172/2 - 171/7
IPL 2023
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 5th Match

Results: RCB won by 8 wickets
204/7 - 123
IPL 2023
Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 9th Match

Results: KKR won by 81 runs
212/2 - 213/9
IPL 2023
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants, IPL 15th Match

Results: Super Giants won by 1 wicket
174/6 - 151/9
IPL 2023
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 20th Match

Results: RCB won by 23 runs
177/7 - 179/7
IPL 2023
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 23rd Match

Results: Royals won by 3 wickets


Captain: Faf du Plessis
Chairman: Prathamesh Mishra
Team manager: Soumya Deep Pyne
Director of cricket operations: Mike Hesson
Head coach: Sanjay Bangar
Batting and spin bowling coach: Sridharan Sriram
Bowling coach: Adam Griffith
Head of scouting and fielding coach: Malolan Rangarajan
Head physiotherapist: Evan Speechly
Strength and conditioning coach: Basu Shanker

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are one of the major franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). At the same time, they are also considered one of the most underperforming teams, as they are yet to win the prestigious T20 league even once. The Bangalore side have finished runners-up on three occasions in the IPL – 2009, 2011 and 2016. They finished runners-up in the 2011 Champions League T20 tournament as well. RCB hold the records for both the highest and the lowest totals in the history of the IPL – 263/5 and 49, respectively. That itself explains the two sides of the Bangalore franchise.

For the inaugural 2008 edition, RCB signed many major names, with India legend Rahul Dravid being picked as the icon player (paid 15% more than the highest bid player at the auction). The other stars in the team were Jacques Kallis, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn, Ross Taylor and rising batter Virat Kohli. Bangalore won only 4 of the 14 matches in the 2008 season, finishing seventh in the eight-team table. Only Dravid scored more than 300 runs for them, while the likes of Kallis struggled.

RCB made a terrific comeback and reached the final in 2009. Anil Kumble’s 4 for 16 restricted Deccan Chargers to 143/6. However, RCB failed with the bat and went down in the match by six runs. They reached the summit clash again in 2011 but conceded 205 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and were then held to 147/8. Under Kohli’s captaincy, Bangalore made their third IPL final in 2016. They had a terrific run in the run-up to the final and seemed destined to lift the trophy. However, RCB again faltered, going down to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight runs. SRH posted 208 batting first, and RCB ended on 200 despite Chris Gayle and Kohli’s fifties. It was heartbreaking for the RCB captain as he scored a record 973 runs but could not lead his team to victory.

Bangalore have been far more consistent in recent years. They have reached the playoffs in the last three seasons, but the IPL title continues to elude them. Apart from Kohli, Dravid, Taylor, Zaheer and Kumble, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Shane Watson are some of the big names who have been part of the RCB franchise in the IPL over the years. According to a survey conducted by Duff & Phelps, the brand value of Royal Challengers Bangalore was estimated to be ₹595 crore (US$75 million) in 2019.

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Faf du Plessis ( Captain )South AfricaBatterRight-handed, Right-arm Leg Spin
Finn AllenNew ZealandWicket-keeperRight-handed, Right-arm Off Spin
Rajat PatidarIndiaBatterRight-handed, Right-arm Off Spin
Virat KohliIndiaBatterRight-handed, Right-arm Medium
Anuj RawatIndiaWicket-keeperLeft-handed
Dinesh KarthikIndiaWicket-keeperRight-handed, Right-arm Off Spin
David WilleyIndiaBowlingLeft-handed, Left-arm Fast-medium
Glenn MaxwellAustraliaAll-rounderRight-handed, Right-arm Off-spin
Harshal PatelIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium
Mahipal LomrorIndiaAll-rounderLeft-handed, Left-arm Spin
Shahbaz AhmedIndiaBowlerLeft-handed, Slow Left Arm Orthodox
Wanindu HasarangaSri LankaAll-rounderRight-handed, Right-arm Legbreak
Akash DeepIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium
Josh HazlewoodAustraliaBowlerLeft-handed, Right-arm Fast-medium
Karn SharmaIndiaAll-rounderLeft-handed, Right-arm Leg Spin
Siddharth KaulIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right-arm Medium Fast
Mohammed SirajIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Medium Seam
Reece TopleyEnglandBowlerRight-handed, Left Arm Fast
Will JacksEnglandBatterRight-handed, Right Arm Off Spin
Rajan KumarIndiaBowlerLeft-handed, Left Arm Fast
Avinash SinghIndiaBowlerRight-handed, Right Arm Fast
Sonu YadavIndiaAll-RounderRight-handed, Right Arm Fast Medium
Manoj BhandageIndiaAll-RounderLeft-handed, Right Arm Fast Medium
Michael BracewellNew ZealandBatterLeft-handed, Left-hand Bat
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team 2023


  • Most run by a player – Virat Kohli (6624 runs)
  • Highest individual score – Chris Gayle (175* vs Pune Warriors), April 2013
  • Most runs in an edition – Virat Kohli (973 in 2016)
  • Highest total – 263/5 vs Warriors in Bengaluru, April 2013.
  • Lowest total – 49 vs KKR in Kolkata, Apr 2017


The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is the home ground of RCB. An iconic stadium, it has a seating capacity of 40,000.



Who was the first Royal Challengers Bangalore captain?

Current head coach Rahul Dravid was the first RCB captain.

Who was the most expensive RCB player at the 2023 auction?

At Rs 3.2 crore, Will Jacks was the most expensive player purchased by RCB at the 2023 auction.

Who will captain RCB in 2023?

Veteran South African batter Faf du Plessis will captain RCB in 2023.

Who is the owner of RCB?

United Spirits Limited is the owner of the RCB franchise.

Which players did RCB buy in 2023?

Reece Topley (Rs 1.9 crore), Himanshu Sharma (Rs 20 lakh), Will Jacks (Rs 3.2 crore), Manoj Bhandage (Rs 20 lakh), Rajan Kumar (Rs 70 lakh), Avinash Singh (Rs 60 lakh), Sonu Yadav (Rs 20 lakh).

When did Virat Kohli quit RCB captaincy?

Kohli quit as RCB captain after the 2021 IPL season. 

When did RCB reach the IPL final for the first time?

The Bangalore franchise reached the IPL final for the first time in 2009. 

How many runs did Kohli score in the 2016 IPL season?

973 runs. This remains a record for the most runs scored in the IPL.

Which star names have been part of RCB over the years?

Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn, Ross Taylor and Kevin Pietersen are some of the big names who have played for RCB over the years. 

Who is the only player to have represented RCB in every season?

Kohli is the only player to have represented RCB in every season. In fact, he is the only player in IPL history to have represented the same franchise from the start of the IPL. He has also clarified that he will end his career with RCB.