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Despite having some of the biggest names in the game, Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to lift their maiden Indian Premier League title. The side has been one of the most inconsistent in the league. After three long disappointing seasons, they were finally able to qualify for the playoffs last season. But the story remained the same as their inconsistency cost them yet another golden chance.

They have reached the finals on three occasions. But that too is a thing of past. As has been the story throughout the league, RCB yet again roped in some big names in the auction. It will be interesting to see how the move pays off as they search for their maiden IPL trophy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Team Overview

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Strengths

There is no denying that RCB’s batting has been their biggest strength over the years. However, it majorly revolves around Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. The duo holds the responsibility for making the majority of runs. So to cut down on the burden of the star duo, RCB has roped in the services of Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Azharuddeen. The inclusion of Kyle Jamieson and Dan Christian along with the rise of Devdutt Paddikal has only bolstered their batting.

Weaknesses

It is no secret that RCB’s biggest weakness over the last few years has been their death bowling. The likes of Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj leaked a plethora of runs at the death in 2019. The story was the same last season too. While RCB has added reinforcements in Jamieson, Christian and Daniel Sams, a huge void still looms. If one of the quicks doesn’t step up to take the responsibility, the story would be the same for RCB as it has been over the years.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Season Wise performance

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Year CaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWickets
2020Virat Kohli4thDevdutt Padikkal473Yuzvendra Chahal21
2019Virat Kohli8thVirat Kohli464Yuzvendra Chahal18
2018Virat Kohli6thVirat Kohli530Umesh Yadav20
2017Virat Kohli/Shane Watson8thVirat Kohli308Pawan Negi16
2016Virat Kohli2ndVirat Kohli973Yuzvendra Chahal21
2015Virat Kohli3rdAB de Villiers513Yuzvendra Chahal23
2014Virat Kohli7thAB de Villiers395Varun Aaron16
2013Virat Kohli5thChris Gayle708Vinay Kumar23
2012Daniel Vettori/Virat Kohli5thChris Gayle733Vinay Kumar19
2011Daniel Vettori/Virat Kohli2ndChris Gayle608Sreenath Arvind21
2010Anil Kumble3rdJacques Kallis572Anil Kumble17
2009Kevin Pietersen/Anil Kumble2ndJacques Kallis361Anil Kumble21
2008Rahul Dravid7thRahul Dravid371Zaheer Khan13

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Team Stats

Batting

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Virat Kohli
  • Most Runs: Virat Kohli (6302)
  • Most 100’s: Virat Kohli (5)
  • Most 50’s: Virat Kohli (46)
  • Best Strike Rate: AB de Villiers (159.13)
  • Best Batting Average: Chris Gayle (43.29)
  • Most Sixes: AB de Villiers (224)
  • Highest Individual Score: Chris Gayle (175*)

Bowling

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Most Wickets: Yuzvendra Chahal (121)
  • Best Bowling Figures: Anil Kumble (5 for 5 in 3.1 overs)
  • Most 4 Wicket Hauls: Anil Kumble (2)
  • Most 5 Wickets Hauls: Anil Kumble (1)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2021 Auction Buys and Trades

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Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch

Complete list of all the released players:

Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel

Traded Players:

Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel

Complete list of players bought by KKR in 2020 Auctions:

Glenn Maxwell (INR 14.25 Cr), Sachin Baby (INR 20 L), Rajat Patidar (INR 20 L), Mohammed Azharuddeen (INR 20 L), Kyle Jamieson (INR 15 Cr), Daniel Christian (INR 4.80 cr), Suyash Prabhudessai (INR 20 L), K.S. Bharat (INR 20 L)

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad for IPL 2021

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Schedule for IPL 2021

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DATE & DAYOPPOSITIONTIME (IST)VENUE
April 9, FridayMumbai Indians7:30 PMChennai
April 14, WednesdaySunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMChennai
April 18, SundayKolkata Knight Riders3:30 PMChennai
April 22, ThursdayRajasthan Royals7:30 PMMumbai
April 25, SundayChennai Super Kings3:30 PMMumbai
April 27, TuesdayDelhi Capitals7:30 PMAhmedabad
April 30, FridayPunjab Kings7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 3, MondayKolkata Knight Riders7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 6, ThursdayPunjab Kings7:30 PMAhmedabad
May 9, SundaySunrisers Hyderabad7:30 PMKolkata
May 14, FridayDelhi Capitals7:30 PMKolkata
May 16, SundayRajasthan Royals3:30 PMKolkata
May 20, ThursdayMumbai Indians7:30 PMKolkata
May 23, SundayChennai Super Kings7:30 PMKolkata

Also Read | IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team Profile Overview, Stats, Auction Analysis, Season-Wise Performance, Full Schedule and Squad

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