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Royal Challengers Bangalore Team IPL 2022

Get all information about RCB in IPL 2022 including complete squad, players list, matches schedule, latest news and predictions.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore is based in Bangalore, Karnataka and they started off their IPL stint under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid. RCB has played 3 finals so far but they missed to make the mark on all the occasions.

Last year, Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down from the captaincy after the 2021 edition. After retaining Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammad Siraj, RCB bought Faf du Plessis, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey among others, during the IPL mega auction.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won the IPL and finished fourth for the second successive season in 2021.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Information

Full Name Royal Challengers Bangalore
Short Name RCB
Founded 2008
Owners United Spirits Limited
Official Website https://www.royalchallengers.com/
Captain Faf Du Plessis
Head Coach Sanjay Bangar
Home Ground M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Best Performance In IPL Finalist (2009, 2011, 2016)
Team Information

RCB Team Information

For the first time since 2012, RCB will be captained by someone other than Virat Kohli. As yet, we do not know who will be the skipper in 2022 but the coach will be Sanjay Bangar.

In 2021, RCB finished level on points with eventual winners Chennai Super Kings and only lost five games during the group stage.

After retaining only two players ahead of the auction, it certainly feels like Punjab Kings are moving into a new era.

Squad changes

RCB Squad changes

South African batter, AB de Villiers, retired from cricket after last season’s tournament. Alongside Kyle Jamieson, who cost R14 Crore in 2021, both will not be in the RCB squad.

Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj were retained from last season with leading tournament wicket taker Harshal Patel re-signing for R10.75 Crore.

RCB are well stocked with all-rounders with Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and England’s David Willey both excellent T20 players. Faf du Plessis, who finished as the second highest run scorer in 2021, will be a big boost to the batting line-up.

RCB team key players

  • Virat Kohli: No player has scored more than Virat Kohli’s 6283 runs in the tournament. He hit 405 runs in 2021 and we expect to see that number increase this season without the added responsibility of the captaincy.

  • Glenn Maxwell: The experienced Australian batting all-rounder finished in fifth place on the run scorers list last season. He was particularly impressive during the UAE leg of the tournament and hit 21 sixes across the competition.

  • Harshal Patel: After taking only 20 wickets in six of the previous seven IPL seasons, Patel produced an incredible campaign in 2021. He finished with the Purple Cap after picking up 32 wickets during the 2021 tournament.

  • Wanindu Hasaranga: After coming in as a replacement for Australian spinner Adama Zampa during the 2021 competition, the Sri Lankan leg-spinner commanded a high fee in the auction. He finished the 2021 T20 World Cup as the leading wicket taker.

IPL 2022 RCB Team Squad

Batsmen Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Finn Allen
All Rounders Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Sherfane Rutherford, Mahipal Lomror, Suyash Prabhudessai, Aneeshwar Gautam 
Bowlers Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Siddarth Kaul, Chama Milind, Akash Deep
Wicket-keepers Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Luvnith Sisodia

Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained Players 2022

Virat Kohli Rs 15 Crore, Glenn Maxwell Rs 11 Crore, Mohammed Siraj Rs 7 Crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore Players IPL 2022

Faf du Plessis Rs 7 Crore, Finn Allen Rs 80 Lakh, Harshal Patel Rs 10.75, Wanindu Hasaranga Rs 10.75 Crore, Shahbaz Ahmed Rs 2.4 Crore, David Willey Rs 2 Crore, Sherfane  Rutherford Rs 1 Crore, Mahipal Lomror Rs 95 Lakh, Suyash Prabhudessa Rs 30 Lakh, Aneeshwar Gautam Rs 20 Lakh, Karn Sharma Rs 50 Lakh, Josh Hazlewood Rs 7.75 Crore, Jason Behrendorff Rs 75 Lakh, Siddarth Kaul Rs 75 Lakh, Chama Milind Rs 25 Lakh, Akash Deep Rs 20 Lakh, Dinesh Karthik Rs 5.5 Crore, Anuj Rawat Rs 3.4 Crore, Luvnith Sisodia Rs 20 Lakh

Expert Prediction

Expert Prediction for RCB

We Predict RCB to Finish at Fifth Position

We expect to see RCB competing in the top half of the 2022 IPL. In Faf du Plessis and Harshal Patel, they have two of the most consistent players from 2021’s tournament.

Much will depend on the form of Virat Kohli. If he finds form early then RCB should be challenging for the play-offs.

Can RCB Win IPL 2022?

It will be a big surprise if RCB are not one of the stronger teams in this season’s competition. You can back them to land their first title at 8.50 with Betway and 8.00 with Bet365.

RCB Match Schedule IPL 2022

Date Match Time (IST) Venue
March 27, 2022 Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 19:30 DY Patil Stadium
March 30, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders 19:30 DY Patil Stadium
April 5, 2022 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 19:30 Wankhede Stadium
April 9, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians 19:30 MCA Stadium, Pune
April 12, 2022 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 19:30 DY Patil Stadium
April 16, 2022 Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 19:30 Wankhede Stadium
April 19, 2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 19:30 DY Patil Stadium
April 23, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 19:30 Brabourne – CCI
April 26, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals 19:30 MCA Stadium, Pune
April 30, 2022 Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 15:30 Brabourne – CCI
May 4, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings 19:30 MCA Stadium, Pune
May 8, 2022 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 15:30 Wankhede Stadium
May 13, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings 19:30 Brabourne – CCI
May 19, 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans 19:30 Wankhede Stadium