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IPL 2022: Royals Challengers Bangalore Team Profile

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a cricket team based in Bangalore. This is a new era for RCB in the hunt for the IPL title this season. The 2022 RCB squad is now led by Captain Faf du Plessis and is coached by Sanjay Bangar and Simon Katich.

Faf du Plessis was bought by RCB for Rs 7 crore at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Virat Kohli, who previously led RCB for 10 years, ended his captaincy at the end of last season. Even so, he still plays for this team.

As the successor to Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis previously spent nearly a decade at the Chennai Super Kings having a wealth of leadership experience and success in the IPL previous seasons.

This year, Faf du Plessis is expected to improve the fortunes of RCB, which has been underperforming in the IPL for years. The 37-year-old cricketer is determined to lead RC to victory. RCB has many experienced and solid core players. Like Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and Kohli are expected to be reliable in this match.

The IPL cricket franchise is owned by United Spirits Limited and is based in Bangalore. United Spirits Limited itself is an alcohol-based beverage company that produces liquor with a similar name to the team, the Royal Challenge. The team was bought for Rs 464 crore and was the second-most expensive franchise in 2008.

RCB believes in the saying that "defeats don’t defeat us, the Challenger Spirit keeps us alive" as they adopt the #PlayBold philosophy. The team’s home ground is located at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Strengths and Weaknesses
The RCB has a strong hitting array. Even though he is no longer the captain, Virat Kohli's game is maximal enough to strengthen the team.

Faf du Plessis and Harshal Patel's induction will also add more firepower to the top of the Royal Challengers Bangalore lineup. The addition of Faf du Plessis during the IPL 2022 auction and his captaincy brought a brighter light to the team. Du Plessis is one of the best fielders in the world and has the ability to score runs with his speed.

It's also worth noting the team's middle order, which included Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, and Glenn Maxwell. Both Karthik and Maxwell are skilled at hitting big shots in the latter parts of an innings.

For the bowling attack, RCB put Mohammad Siraj, with his ability to get wickets with the new ball, and Harshal Patel, who snatched the Purple Cap award last season. In addition, the Wanindu Hasaranga All rounder must also be watched out for. RCB bought Hasaranga and John Hazlewood to optimize the attack.

The team needs an additional wicket-taker to help Hasaranga as Chahal has left the team. Even though RCB got Karn Sharma and Shahbaz Ahmed under their wing, the two players have not yet reached the class of someone like Chahal.

Apart from that, RCB also needs an additional batter to help Australian Glenn Maxwell, as AB de Villiers announced his retirement and was not able to join IPL 2022. Josh Hazlewood is also said to miss at least the first 5 games of the 2022 IPL season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): IPL Squad 2022
RCB has 22 players on board, which consists of 14 Indians and 8 overseas players.

Batsman Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Faf du Plessis
WK Batsman Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Luvnith Sisodia
Bowler Karn Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Siddarth Kaul, Chama Milind, Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep
All-round Glenn Maxwell, David Willey, Mahipal Lomror, Sherfane Rutherford, Aneeshwar Gautam, Shahbaz Ahmad, Wanindu Hasaranga

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): 2022 IPL Matches

Match Date Time Venue
RR vs RCB Apr-05 7:30 PM Wankhede Stadium
RCB vs MI Apr-09 7:30 PM MCA Stadium, Pune
CSK vs RCB Apr-12 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
DC vs RCB Apr-16 7:30 PM Wankhede Stadium
RCB vs LSG Apr-19 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
RCB vs SRH Apr-23 7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
RR vs RCB Apr-26 7:30 PM MCA Stadium, Pune
GT vs RCB Apr-30 3:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
RCB vs CSK May-04 7:30 PM MCA Stadium, Pune
SRH vs RCB May-08 3:30 PM Wankhede Stadium
RCB vs PBKS May-13 7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
RCB vs GT May-19 7:30 PM Wankhede Stadium