Every year, millions and millions of cricket fans wait for the Indian Premier League to begin. Maybe some fans might not do the same, but almost all of them do. The upcoming edition is going to be the 14th of the league. When it comes to the premier T20 leagues, then IPL has had the greatest number of seasons as well as the biggest watch count and following. That being said, the same 8 teams from the last season will be competing in this one as well. Mumbai Indians will be defending their title whereas our team under consideration, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to win their first-ever trophy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, more popularly known as RCB has been by far the most entertaining and superstar-packed team throughout the 13 seasons of IPL. The Royal Challengers Bangalore squad 2021 also breathes fire and just like all the previous squads, has every chance of winning the trophy. RCB each year gathers an absolute world-class squad; however, they lack some good bowling unit and team chemistry which results in their downfall. Nonetheless, the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad 2021 for IPL 14 is probably the best when we look on-paper. But as we all know; it is a whole different ball game on-field.
In this article, we are going to discuss the fan-favorite Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for 2021 IPL. Furthermore, the complete Royal Challengers Bangalore team schedule 2021 and their players’ list will also be available. Moreover, there will be a download link provided at the end as well to download the complete timetable and squad list of the Bangalore franchise.
RCB Complete IPL Schedule 2021
The Indian Premier League is about to begin in a month now. The first match is scheduled for the 9th of April. Eventually, it is between the defending champions and five-time champs overall, Mumbai Indians, against none other than Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB would really love a positive start in the tournament, but they would be facing an uphill task of beating the defending champs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
Having said that, the following is the complete Royal Challengers Bangalore schedule 2021.
RCB Squad IPL 14
Royal Challengers Bangalore squad 2021 is again like their previous squads, a star-studded one. Firstly, we have probably the best batsman of this generation, Virat Kohli as the team captain yet again. Kohli has been captaining Bangalore for quite some time and has a ton of experience. Moreover, he is also the captain of team India in all three formats, so he knows a thing or two about captaincy. Not to mention, the batting skills that he has.
Afterward, we have none other than one of the all-time greats, AB de Villiers. Mr. 360 has been a regular customer for Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout his career and has been the biggest match-winner as well. Doesn’t matter what the situation is or how much the required run-rate is, if ABD is there, RCB has every chance of winning the game.
In addition, we have the Big Show, Glenn Maxwell. Although Maxwell did not have a great IPL last season, he was in great form against New Zealand recently in their T20 series. If he gets going, then the job for Kohli and de Villiers will be made easy. Eventually, it is the first time that Glenn Maxwell is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Now let’s talk about the most expensive pick of Royal Challengers Bangalore squad 2021 for IPL 14, and the second most expensive overall. Yes, we are talking about Kyle Jamieson. The tall right-arm fast bowler from New Zealand has started his career at a high. An average of 13 in test cricket shows his quality. However, he has not been up to the mark in the shortest format of the game and has still a lot to prove. Undoubtedly, he won’t get a better platform than the Indian Premier League to prove that he was worthy of 15 crore INR.
There are many other top-quality players in the line-up as well, including Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, and more.
To conclude, the following is the complete Royal Challengers Bangalore team 2021 players list.
RCB Team History
RCB every year stacks a top-notch squad but fails to go all the way. In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, the Bangalore franchise finished at the 2nd last of the group stage. They were the runners-up in the 2nd edition, unfortunately losing the final to Deccan Chargers.
Came 2010, and RCB finished as the 3rd best team of the tournament, and again being the runners-up in the 2011 edition. This time, it was Chennai Super Kings who got the better of them. Until 2015, RCB failed to qualify for even the playoffs. In 2015, they again finished with the bronze medal. 2016 was the year when everyone thought the time for RCB has come. They absolutely dismantled every team left and right until reaching the final. But, not to be. Sunrisers Hyderabad handled the pressure better and defeated RCB to break the Bangalore hearts yet again.
Afterward, for three consecutive seasons, RCB didn’t manage to qualify for the playoffs. As for last year, they finished at the 4th spot overall. They will be trying their best this year to bring the trophy for once, and give the fans a gift of their lifetime.
RCB Team Coaches
Currently, Simon Katich is the head coach of the team. He was appointed to the position in 2020. Besides, Adam Griffith is the bowling, while Sridharan Sriram is the spin bowling and batting coach. And of course, Sanjay Bangar is the batting consultant.
RCB Schedule/Players List Download
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