Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Founded: 2008

Captain: Faf du Plessis 

Coach: Andy Flower

Home ground: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

IPL titles: 0

Owners: United Spirits 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), a powerhouse in the Indian Premier League (IPL), embarked on its journey in 2008, with a mission to conquer cricket’s grandest T20 stage. Representing the vibrant city of Bengaluru, RCB has been home to cricketing legends and fan favorites. Though the coveted IPL title has remained elusive, the team has consistently showcased stellar performances, reaching multiple playoffs and finals. Known for its passionate fan base and charismatic players, RCB’s thrilling encounters and pursuit of glory have made them a perennial favorite in the cricketing extravaganza, adding a distinct flavor to each IPL season.

RCB Squad

Cameron Green, Virat Kohli, Alzarri Joseph, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, Mohammed Siraj, Dinesh Karthik, Yash Dayal, Anuj Rawat, Will Jacks, Lockie Ferguson, Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar, Tom Curran, Mahipal Lomror, Rajan Kumar, Karn Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Saurav Chauhan, Himanshu Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Rajat Patidar.

RCB Short bio 

Based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are a franchise cricket team that competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise, one of the original eight IPL teams, has lost all three of its IPL final appearances (in 2009 against the Deccan Chargers, in 2011 against the Chennai Super Kings, and in 2016 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad). In the 2011 CLT20, the team also placed second, losing to the Mumbai Indians in the championship match.

RCB logo and jersey 

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has undergone various changes to their logo and jersey designs over the years. The RCB logo typically features a prominent golden lion head, signifying strength and determination. The team’s jersey colors have varied, ranging from red and gold to black. These design elements are often revamped or modified in different IPL seasons, sometimes incorporating innovative themes or collaborations. 

Jersey ColourRed
Theme Song
Mian RivalsMumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings
Key PlayersVirat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj 
CaptainFaf du Plessis

Administration & Support Staff 

Head coach: Andy Flower

Bowling coach: Adam Griffith

Fielding coach – Malolan Rangarajan

Strength & conditioning – Basu Shankar

Team Analyst – Freddie Wildie

CSK Sponsors 

Muthoot Fincorp, DP World (Dubai Ports World), Reliance Jio, Exide, MPL (Mobile Premier League), Meesho, Chola MS General Insurance, boAt, Puma, Nippon Paint, Kingfisher, Nestlé Munch, BuyStars, 

RCB in 2008:

Finished the season at 7th position 

RCB in 2009: 

Runners up 

RCB in 2010:

They reached the playoffs. 

RCB in 2011:

Runners-up

RCB in 2012: 

They finished at 5th spot in points table. 

RCB in 2013: 

They finished at 5th spot in points table. 

RCB in 2014: 

Finished at 7th position in points table. 

RCB in 2015: 

They reached the playoffs. 

RCB in 2016: 

Runners up 

RCB in 2018: 

They finished at 8th position in points table. 

RCB in 2019: 

Ended at 6th position in points table. 

RCB in 2020: 

They finishes at 8th position in points table 

RCB in 2021: 

Playoffs 

RCB in 2022: 

Playoffs 

RCB in 2023: 

Playoffs 

FAQ

How many times have RCB won the IPL?

Royal Challengers Bengaluru has not won an IPL trophy yet. 

Who is the owner of RCB? 

United Spirits

Who is the captain of RCB? 

Faf du Plessis  is the captain of Royal Challengers Bengaluru

What players have RCB purchased in 2024?

Alzarri Joseph (Rs. 11.50 crore), Yash Dayal (Rs. 5 crore), Tom Curran (Rs. 1.5 crore), Lockie Ferguson (Rs. 2 crores), Swapnil Singh (Rs. 20 lahks), Saurav Chauhan (Rs. 20 lakh).

Which players have RCB retained in 2024?

Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar (from SRH), Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green (from MI).

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