Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2023 Team Guide: Squad, Match Schedule, Interesting Facts & more

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Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the few teams in IPL that enjoys a huge fan following among the masses, despite not having any title to its credit. The team has been people’s favorite as the #RCBians cheer for their team in every single match. The team did reach the finals 3 times but sadly could never lift the trophy. The team’s popularity is on a high due to stars like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell being a part of the squad.

In IPL 2023, RCB will leave no stone unturned to claim their first IPL title. The team will go against Mumbai Indians in their first IPL 2023 encounter which will take place on April 2.

So, while the #PlayBold Army is all set to cheer for their champions, let us have a look at the schedule, squad, and more for the IPL 2023 tournament for RCB.

ALSO READ: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2023 Team Guide: Squad, Match Schedule, Interesting Facts & more


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Player List for IPL 2023

Here is the list of all the RCB players for IPL 2023 along with their roles, auction prices, and nationality.

PlayerRoleAuction PriceNationality
Virat KohliBatsmanRs. 15 crores (retained)Indian
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounderRs. 11 crores (retained)Australia
Harshal PatelBowlerRs. 10.75 croresIndian
Wanindu HasrangaAll-rounderRs. 10.75 croresSri Lanka
Josh HazelwoodBowlerRs. 7.75 croresAustralia
Faf Du PlessisBatsman/ CaptainRs. 7 croresSouth Africa
Mohammad SirajBowlerRs. 7 croresIndian
Dinesh KarthikWK-BatsmanRs. 5.50 croresIndian
Will JacksAll-rounderRs. 3.20 croresEngland
Anuj RawatWK-BatsmanRs. 3.40 croresIndian
 Shahbaz AhmadAll-rounderRs. 2.40 croresIndian
David WilleyAll-rounderRs. 2 croresEngland
Reece TopleyBowlerRs. 1.90 croreEngland
 Mahipal LomrorAll-rounderRs. 95 lakhsIndian
Finn AllenWK batsmanRs. 80 lakhsNew Zealand
Siddharth KaulBowlerRs. 75 lakhsIndian
Rajan KumarBowlerRs. 70 lakhsIndian
Avinash SinghBowlerRs. 60 lakhsIndian
Karn SharmaBowlerRs. 50 lakhsIndian
 Suyash PrabhudessaiBatsmanRs. 30 lakhsIndian
Rajat PatidarBatsmanRs. 20 lakhsIndian
Akash deepBowlerRs. 20 lakhsIndian
 Himanshu SharmaBowlerRs. 20 lakhsIndian
Manoj BhandageAll-rounderRs. 20 lakhsIndian
R Sonu YadavAll-rounderRs. 20 lakhsIndian

The squad has 27 players in all, out of which 17 are Indians and the rest are overseas players.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Players retained in IPL 2023

RCB believes in putting their faith in all-rounders and bringing in young players to make their mark. They retained 18 players from last year’s squad as RCB played well last year. These players are-

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Faf Du Plessis
  3. Glenn Maxwell
  4. Dinesh Karthik
  5. Harshal Patel
  6. Rajat Paitdar
  7. Anuj Rawat
  8. Wanindu Hasranga
  9. Shahbaz Ahmad
  10. David Willey
  11. Karn Sharma
  12. Mahipal Lomror
  13. Mohammad Siraj
  14. Josh Hazelwood
  15. Siddarth Kaul
  16. Akash Deep
  17. Suyash Prabhudessai
  18. Finn Allen

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Players released in IPL 2023

This year, RCB just released 5 players. These are-

  1. Sherfane Rutherford
  2. Jason Beherendoof
  3. Luvnith Sisodia
  4. Aneeshwar Gautam
  5. Chama Milind

Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Schedule for IPL 2023

RCB will play 14 league matches in IPL 2023, out of which 7 will be played in their home stadium M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, while the other 7 will be played away. Here is the complete schedule for RCB in IPL 2023

Match NumberOpponentDateTimeVenue
5Mumbai IndiansApril 27:30 PM ISTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
9Kolkata Knight RidersApril 67:30 PM ISTEden Gardens, Kolkata
15Lucknow Super GiantsApril 107: 30 PM ISTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
20Delhi CapitalsApril 153:30 PM ISTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
24Chennai Super KingsApril 177:30 PM ISTM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
27Punjab KingsApril 203:30 PM ISTPunjab Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium
32Rajasthan RoyalsApril 233:30 PM ISTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
36Kolkata Knight RidersApril 267:30 PM ISTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
43Lucknow Super GiantsMay 13:30 PM ISTShri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Lucknow
50Delhi CapitalsMay 67:30 PM ISTArun Jaitely Stadium, New Delhi
54Mumbai IndiansMay 93:30 PM ISTWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
60Rajasthan RoyalsMay 143:30 PM ISTSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
65Sunrisers HyderabadMay 187:30 PM ISTRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
70Gujarat TitansMay 217:30 PM ISTM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB is owned by United Spirits Limited (USL) which is a subsidiary of Diageo pic. The company has a good collection of brands across the spirits, beer, and wine categories along with being a leader in the beverage alcohol industry. Prathmesh Mishra is the chairman of RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Coaching & Support)

  • Head Coach- Sanjay Bangar
  • Batting & Spin bowling Coach- Sridharan Sriram
  • Bowling Coach- Adam Griffith
  • Fielding Coach- Malolan Rangarajan
  • Team Manager- Soumyadeep Pyne
  • Team Analyst- Freddie Wilde
  • Team Masseur & Caretaker- Ramesh Mane
  • Team Physio- Evan Speechly
  • Assistant Physio- Sabyasachi Sahoo
  • Team Doctor- Dr. Harini Priyadarshini

Interesting Facts about Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

  • RCB has not won an IPL trophy to date. They reached the final in 2009, 2011, and 2016.
  • RCB has the record of getting 14 centuries, the most by any team.
  • The highest RCB score was 263/5 against Pune in 2013.
  • The lowest RCB score was 49 runs against KKR in 2017.
  • Virat Kohli is the highest run scorer for RCB with 7048 runs in 229 innings with a strike rate of 130.25.
  • Yuzi Chahal has taken the most number of wickets which is 139 in 113 matches with an economy of 7.58.
  • AB de Villiers has played the most number of matches for RCB. He has played 157 matches and scored 4522 runs.
  • Virat Kohli has played most matches for RCB as captain. He has played 140 matches.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Captain for 2023

Faf Du Plessis will be the captain for RCB this year. He started his career with CSK, and in the 2021 edition, he was sold to RCB in the auction. Before him, Virat Kohli was the captain of RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Jersey for IPL 2023

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Ticket Sales IPL 2023

RCB has opened the sale for all the matches to be held on its home ground and the schedule for box office ticket sales at the stadium has also been revealed. The highest demand has been seen for the RCB Vs CSK match. With Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni making headlines for their bonding as #MahiRat, fans across the globe watch CSK Vs RCB with double enthusiasm. As of 24th March at 12 noon, barring one stand, all others are sold out online for the RCB Vs CSK match in IPL 2023. This year, both teams will meet each other only once in the league stage. There were 11 stands open for online ticketing, out of which only P2 Stand tickets priced at Rs. 42,350 are available at the moment.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) FAQs

1. How many times has RCB reached the finals of IPL 2023?

RCB reached finals in 2009, 2011, and 2016.

2. In which year RCB lost 6 matches in a row?

During IPL 2017 season.

3. Who holds the record for hitting the maximum sixes in RCB?

Chris Gayle has hit 239 sixes, the maximum in RCB.

4. Who is the best batsman and bowler in RCB?

According to stats, Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal have been RCB’s best batsman and bowler respectively.

5. What is RCB’s biggest strength?

Experienced top 3- Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Glen Maxwell are RCB’s biggest strengths.

6. What is RCB’s biggest weakness?

Middle-order batting is weak.

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