RCB Team Profile 2022: The Royal Challengers Bangalore lost against Punjab Kings in their first IPL 2022 match by 5 wickets at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on March 28, 2022. The match was a high-run chase thriller with RCB putting up a total of 205 runs on the scoreboard with the loss of just 2 wickets at the end of 20 overs.
Put to bat first after losing the toss, the RCB came out with all guns blazing. The new RCB captain Faf Du Plessis led from the front with an explosive 88 runs that involved mostly sixes, supported by former skipper Virat Kohli who saw the team through till the end with his 41 runs not out off 29 balls and Dinesh Karthik who scored 32 off 14 balls. The RCB ended its innings at 205/2 in 20 overs, posting a difficult-to-achieve total.
The Punjab Kings, however, hit back and proved the depth in their batting while chasing the huge total of 206 runs. They got off to a solid start with the opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan putting up a 71-run partnership, followed by fiery performances from Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will now face the Kolkata Knight Riders at 7.30pm on March 30th at DY Patil Stadium. Punjab Kings.
RCB Squad 2022: Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik(w), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Luvnith Sisodia, Chama V Milind, Akash Deep, Aneeshwar Gautam
RCB Team 2022 Player List with Profiles – Check Matches Played, Runs, Wickets
The Royal Challengers Bangalore had retained three players in the IPL 2021 Player Retention including former skipper Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj and Glen Maxwell.The team has a many fresh faces including two former CSK players Faf du Plessis and Josh Hazlewood.
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RCB 2022 Captain
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have a new captain now- Faf du Plessis, who was formerly one of the star players of CSK. He was bought over by RCB for Rs 7 crore after a bidding war with CSK and DC in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Virat Kohli, who stepped down as the RCB Captain after IPL 2021 Season, will continue to play for the side. Kohli had taken up RCB Captaincy in 2013 when New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori had stepped down. Under his captaincy, RCB had best performed in 2016 when they were the runner-ups.
RCB Squad 2022: Check Player Buying Price
|IPL 2022 Squad – RCB|
|Virat Kohli||India||INR 15 CR(Retained)||Batsman|
|Suyash Prabhudessai||India||INR 30 Lakhs||Batsman|
|Faf du Plessis||South Africa||INR 7 crores||Batsman|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||India||INR 5.50 crores||WK-Batsman|
|Anuj Rawat (wk)||India||INR 3.40 crores||WK-Batsman|
|Finn Allen (wk)||New Zealand||INR 80 Lakhs||WK-Batsman|
|Luvnith Sisodia (wk)||India||INR 20 Lakhs||WK-Batsman|
|Mohammed Siraj||India||INR 7 CR(Retained)||Bowler|
|Karn Sharma||India||INR 50 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Jason Behrendorff||Australia||INR 75 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Siddarth Kaul||India||INR 75 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Chama Milind||India||INR 25 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Josh Hazlewood||Australia||INR 7.75 crores||Bowler|
|Harshal Patel||India||INR 10.75 crores||Bowler|
|Akash Deep||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Bowler|
|Glenn Maxwell||Australia||INR 11 CR(Retained)||All-rounder|
|David Willey||England||INR 2 crores||All-rounder|
|Mahipal Lomror||India||INR 95 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Sherfane Rutherford||West Indies||INR 1 crores||All-rounder|
|Aneeshwar Gautam||India||INR 20 Lakhs||All-rounder|
|Shahbaz Ahmed||India||INR 2.40 crores||All-rounder|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Sri Lanka||INR 10.75 crores||All-rounder|
RCB Squad 2022: Strengths and Weakness
RCB Strengths: Strong Batting Line-up
All eyes will be on Virat Kohli, who has stepped down as RCB captain after IPL 2021. Former CSK player Faf du Plessis’s induction will add more firepower to RCB’s top order, along with Harshal Patel, whom RCB bought back after a bidding war.
Wanindu Hasaranga will be another player to watch out for.
RCB Weakness: Absense of Star Players
Australian players Glen Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood will be missing at least the first 5 matches of IPL 2022 season due to their ongoing series against Pakistan.