IPL 2019: Everything You Need to Know About Royal Challengers Bangalore Team

Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most followed teams in the IPL yet it’s a fact that RCB is an underperforming team. Each year, they are believed to be strong and one of the contenders. But they end up disappointing the fans. RCB reached three times in the IPL finals but losing all.

RCB will play its 1st match of IPL 2019 against the last year champions Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on March 23.

The RCB fans are Keenly waiting for their team to win their first IPL title so the Virat Kohli and team need to do something different to win the trophy.

Everything About Royal Challengers Bangalore Team 2019

RCB in IPL Auction 2019

The team has retained 14 players out of their IPL 2018 squad and bought 9 new players from the IPL Auction 2019 to complete their team for the IPL 12. The team management concentrated on the all-rounders in the IPL Auction 2019. IPL RCB team 2019 is all set to play the IPL 12 season with 7 Batsman, 10 all-rounders, 1 Spinner and 4 Pacers

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team 2019 Squad

RCB Team for IPL 2019

Batsman All-rounders Spinners Pacers
AB de Villiers Moeen Ali Yuzvendra Chahal Tim Southee
Virat Kohli Pawan Negi Umesh Yadav
Parthiv Patel (wk) Marcus Stoinis Kulwant Khejroliya
Heinrich Klaasen (wk)* Washington Sundar Navdeep Saini
Devdutt Padikkal* Colin de Grandhomme Mohammed Siraj
Shimron Hetmyer* Akshdeep Nath* Nathan Coulter-Nile
Himmat Singh* Milind Kumar*
Shivam Dube*
Gurkeerat Singh*
Prayas Ray Barman*

– * Denotes the Players purchased from the IPL Auction 2019

Royal Challengers Bangalore Strength and Weakness

Strengths of  Team RCB

RCB is as strong a batting unit as any other in the tournament. Having Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers batting together is a dream come true. They have roped in the big-hitting Shimron Hetmeyer from the auction which is going to add to the force.

Weaknesses of  Team RCB

Batting has never been their weakness. It’s the bowlers who have let them down over the years. Yuzvendra Chahal has been the sole bright spot in the last few seasons. But the absence of a quality Indian pacer might hurt them again.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Best XI

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Coaches and Administration staff

Owner (United Spirits Limited – England Diageo)
Team director Sanjeev Churiwala
Team and cricket operations manager Avinash Vaidya
Head coach Gary Kirsten
Batting coach
Bowling coach Ashish Nehra
Fielding coach
Bowling talent development and analytics
Strength and conditioning coach Basu Shanker
Physiotherapist Evan Speechly

RCB Home Ground

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

The Bengaluru stadium is named after Mr. Mangalam Chinnaswamy, who had served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977–1980. This Stadium is the home ground of Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League and has the capacity of 40,000 people.

Venue Stats – IPL
Total Matches 74
Matches won batting first 30
Matches won bowling first 40
Average 1st Inns scores 169
Average 2nd Inns scores 149
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 207/5 (19.4 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK


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