Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Profile Still They Got Out From IPL 2017 Series

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They will be without Starc once again – he opted out citing a busy Australia season – but the real damage is not having KL Rahul the batsman and wicketkeeper for the whole tournament, and starting off without Kohli as he recovers from a shoulder injury sustained during the recent Test series.

  1. Team Personnel
    Captain Virat Kohli
    Coach Daniel Vettori
  2. Match Statistics
    Matches played 140
    Matches won 68
    Matches lost 67
    Matches tied 2
    No result 3
    Most caps Virat Kohli – (139 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore)
    IPL Won No
  3. Squad Info
    Name Skill Batting Style Bowling Style
    Kedar Jadhav Batsman Right Handed Off break
    Sachin Baby Batsman Left Handed Off break
    Sarfaraz Khan Batsman Right Handed Leg break
    Travis Head Batsman Left Handed Off Spin
    Virat Kohli Batsman Right Handed Right-arm medium
    Chris Gayle All-Rounder Left Handed Off break
    Iqbal Abdulla All-Rounder Left Handed Slow left-arm orthodox
    Mandeep Singh All-Rounder Right Handed Right-arm medium fast
    Pawan Negi All-Rounder Left Handed Slow left-arm orthodox
    Praveen Dubey All-Rounder Right Handed Leg break
    Shane Watson All-Rounder Right Handed Right-arm fast medium
    Stuart Binny All-Rounder Right Handed Right-arm medium
    AB de Villiers Wicket Keeper Right Handed Right-arm medium
    Vishnu Vinod Wicket Keeper Right Handed
    Adam Milne Bowler Right Handed Right-arm fast
    Aniket Choudhary Bowler Right Handed Left-arm medium
    Avesh Khan Bowler Right Handed Right-arm medium
    Billy Stanlake Bowler Left Handed Right-arm fast
    Harshal Patel Bowler Right Handed Right-arm medium
    Samuel Badree Bowler Right Handed Leg break
    Sreenath Aravind Bowler Left Handed Left-arm medium fast
    Tabraiz Shamsi Bowler Right Handed Slow left-arm chinaman
    Tymal Mills Bowler Right Handed Left-arm fast
    Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler Right Handed Leg break googly
  4. Bio

    NEW DELHI: Last season was so very nearly Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL. Led by Virat Kohli and with sometimes surreal contributions from AB de Villiers, the batting papered over most weaknesses in the bowling to lift RCB to the final. Without their bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc, they found tremendous lift from Yuzvendra Chahal – a constant sources of wickets – and until he had a stunning rare off day during the final, Shane Watson. To get so far without Starc and while carrying an ordinary Chris Gayle was a big achievement for RCB. That they failed to chase 209 on the biggest stage will rankle.

    They will be without Starc once again – he opted out citing a busy Australia season – but the real damage is not having KL Rahul the batsman and wicketkeeper for the whole tournament, and starting off without Kohli as he recovers from a shoulder injury sustained during the recent Test series.

  5. Captain: Virat Kohli
    In the 2016 IPL, Kohli burned up the charts with a record 973 runs in 16 matches with four centuries and seven fifties.
  6. Coach: Daniel Vettori
    The former New Zealand captain and left-arm spinner adds RCB to his list of current employers that includes Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League and Middlesex in English county cricket. The 37-year-old played for RCB when he was an active cricketer, and brings to the management the experience of 113 Tests, 295 ODIs and 34 T20Is in addition to six years in the IPL.
  7. Squad
    Virat Kohli ( capt ), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (ruled out), Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Sarfaraz Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Avesh Khan, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Travis Head, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Sachin Baby, Tabraiz Shamsi, Billy Stanlake
  8. Key players
    In Kohli and Rahul’s absence, Mandeep Singh and Kedar Jadhav need to deliver. Mandeep should slot as opener alongside Chris Gayle, while Jadhav will keep wickets in the place of Rahul. Watson and de Villiers will need to repeat their 2016 performances, leaving Mills to shoulder a big part of the bowling. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 44 wickets in his last two seasons with RCB, and now has an even higher pedigree after becoming the owner of the best figures by an Indian bowler in T20Is – 6/25 earlier this year.
  9. Probable XI
    1 Chris Gayle, 2 Virat Kohli, 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Shane Watson, 5 Kedar Jadhav (wk), 6 Sarfaraz Khan, 7 Pawan Negi, 8 Yuzvendra Chahal, 9 Tymal Mills, 10 S Aravind, 11 Harshal Patel
  10. Past performances
    2016 – runners-up; 2015 – third place; 2014 – seventh place; 2013 – fifth place; 2012 – fifth place; 2011 – runners-up; 2010 – third place; 2009 – runners-up; 2008 – seventh place.
  11. IPL 10 prediction
    RCB are a depleted team without Rahul and Starc, but not having Kohli for at least their first four matches will be most critical for them. They’ve reinforced their bowling stocks, which augurs well for a spot in the knockouts, but as always, with RCB its about holding it all together when it matters most. Last year’s final is evidence of that.
  12. Fixtures
    April 5 SRH (away); April 8 v DD (home); April 10 v KXIP (away); April 14 v MI (home); April 16 v RPS (home); April 18 v GL (away); April 23 v KKR (away); April 25 v SRH (home); April 27 v GL (home); April 29 v RPS (away); May 1 v MI (away); May 5 v KXIP (home); May 7 KKR (home); May 14 v DD (away).
  13. Batting Records
    Top batsman Virat Kohli – (4110 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore)
    Highest individual score 175* by Chris Gayle v Pune Warriors India on April 23, 2013 – RCB beat PWI by 130 runs
    Highest innings score 263/5 for Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors India on April 23, 2013 – RCB beat PWI by 130 runs
    Highest total chased 203/2 for Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab on March 16, 2010 – RCB beat KXIP by 8 wickets
    Most hundreds Chris Gayle(5)
    Most fifties Virat Kohli(26)
    Most fours Virat Kohli(359)
    Most sixes Chris Gayle(225)
    Best batting average Chris Gayle(46.29)
    Best batting strike rate Sarfaraz Khan(173.52)
  14. Bowling Records
    Top bowler Vinay Kumar – (72 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore)
    Best bowling analysis 5/5 by Anil Kumble v Rajasthan Royals on April 18, 2009 – RCB beat RR by 75 runs
    Best bowling in match 5/5 by Anil Kumble v Rajasthan Royals on April 18, 2009 – RCB beat RR by 75 runs
    Most economical bowler Daniel Vettori
    Best bowling average Sreenath Aravind
    Best bowling strike rate Sreenath Aravind
    Most economical bowler Daniel Vettori(6.30)
    Best bowling average Sreenath Aravind(19.10)
    Best bowling strike rate Sreenath Aravind(14.42)
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