|1||18 April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||Lost by 140 runs||(Scorecard)|
|2||20 April||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Mark Boucher 39* (19)||(Scorecard)|
|3||26 April||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||Lost by 7 wickets||(Scorecard)|
|4||28 April||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Lost by 13 runs||(Scorecard)|
|5||30 April||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Lost by 10 runs||(Scorecard)|
|6||3 May||Deccan Chargers||Bengaluru||Won by 3 runs, MoM – Praveen Kumar 3/23 (4 overs)||(Scorecard)|
|7||5 May||Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru||Lost by 6 wickets||(Scorecard)|
|8||8 May||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Lost by 5 runs||(Scorecard)|
|9||12 May||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 9 Wickets||(Scorecard)|
|10||17 May||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 65 runs||(Scorecard)|
|11||19 May||Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru||Lost by 5 wickets, MoM – Shreevats Goswami 52 (42)||(Scorecard)|
|12||21 May||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Won by 14 runs, MoM – Anil Kumble 3/14 (4 overs)||(Scorecard)|
|13||25 May||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Vinay Kumar 3/27 (4 overs)||(Scorecard)|
|14||28 May||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||Lost by 9 wickets||(Scorecard)|
|Overall record of 4 – 10
Failed to make Semifinals, ended 7/8
Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|ರಾಯಲ್ ಚಾಲೆಂಜರ್ಸ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು|
|City:||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Owner:||Royal Challengers Sports Private Ltd: Vijay Mallya (United Breweries Group)|
|Home ground:||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
|Indian Premier League wins:||0|
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (often abbreviated as RCB) are a franchise cricket team based in Bengaluru, Karnataka that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team has made two final appearances in the IPL, losing both (in 2009 to the Deccan Chargers and in 2011 to the Chennai Super Kings). The team also finished runners-up in the 2011 CLT20. The home ground of the Royal Challengers is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The team is currently captained by Virat Kohli was and coached by Daniel Vettori. The team is owned by Vijay Mallya, through his flagship firm UB Group. The director of the team is Sidhartha Mallya.
- 1 Franchise history
- 2 Team history
- 3 Livery
- 4 Sponsorship
- 5 Support and fan following
- 6 Honours
- 7 Current squad
- 8 Administration and support staff
- 9 Head coaches
- 10 Captains
- 11 Notable Former Players
- 12 Fixtures and Results
- 13 Notes
- 14 References
- 15 External links
Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). For the inaugural tournament held in April–June 2008, the BCCI had finalised a list of 8 teams who will be participating in the tournament. The teams representing 8 different cities of India, including Bangalore, were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2009 and the Bangalore team was won by Vijay Mallya, who paid US$111.6 million for it. This was the second highest bid for a team in the IPL, next only to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries' bid of $111.9 million for the Mumbai team. Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif was the former brand ambassador of the team but stepped down due to her prior commitments with filmmakers. Deepika Padukone and Sandalwood film stars Ramya, Ragini and Puneeth Rajkumar are the brand ambassadors of the team.
The players in the team (except for Rahul Dravid, who was the Icon Player), were selected in an auction conducted by BCCI on 20 February 2008. South Africa's Jacques Kallis at $900,000 became the costliest player to be selected to play for the Royal Challengers. This meant that Rahul Dravid, being the Icon Player would be paid $1,035,000 (15% more than the highest bid player in the team). Other players selected included the then Indian Test cricket captain Anil Kumble along with his team-mates Praveen Kumar and Zaheer Khan, West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Aussies Nathan Bracken and Cameron White, South Africa's Mark Boucher (Wicket Keeper) and Dale Steyn. The team also included Pakistan cricket team's vice captain Misbah-ul-Haq although he wasn't in the playing 11 for most part of the tournament.
The team won only 4 matches in the inaugural season, losing 10 matches and finishing second from the bottom in the table. Only one of their batsmen, Rahul Dravid, managed to score more than 300 runs in the tournament and they had to even bench their costliest foreign player, Jacques Kallis, for a few of the matches due to his poor form. The string of failures mid-way through the season led to the sacking of the CEO, Charu Sharma who was replaced with Brijesh Patel. Even coach Venkatesh Prasad was reportedly about to be sacked, but he saved his job by publicly apologising for the team's failure. Vijay Mallya went on to publicly criticise Dravid and Sharma for the failures by saying that they had not selected the right team. He regretted that he had made a mistake by not getting involved in the selection of the team. They were the only team in the IPL to try out 11 opening combinations in 14 games. Eventually the chief cricketing officer, Martin Crowe resigned. It was decided that from 2009 IPL session onwards the team would be coached by former South Africa coach Ray Jennings.
Kevin Pietersen made his way into RCB as one of the costliest players in IPL . Kevin Pietersen was valued at $1.55m over a base price of $1.35m. Also Jesse Ryder from New Zealand was acquired in the auction at $160,000. On the last day of the 2008–2009 transfer window, Zaheer Khan was swapped with Robin Uthappa of Mumbai Indians, with no money exchanged. The team also acquired Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey from Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan fast bowler Pankaj Singh from Rajasthan Royals. The team also signed Eagles fast bowler Dillon du Preez as a replacement for Zaheer Khan.
Vijay Mallya, the owner of Bangalore Royal Challengers, had kept the captaincy options open. Minutes after picking up Kevin Pietersen at USD 1.55 million, Mallya said he was happy with the price he got him at. "The captaincy options are open. The team management will take a decision on it." The Royal Challengers, who finished second to last the previous year, were led by Rahul Dravid. On 21 March 2009 Vijay Mallya announced that Kevin Pietersen was replacing Rahul Dravid as the team captain for the 2009 season. The reason given was Dravid's absence in the league due to family related reasons. However many suspect that the change in captaincy is the result of the poor performance of the team in the first season of the Indian Premier League. On 30 April 2009, Anil Kumble was named the captain of the team for the remaining games of the IPL Season 2, due to Kevin Pietersen's absence to play for England against the West Indies. Since then performance of Royal Challengers Bangalore has been instrumental and the turnaround has been superb. The challengers found great success under Kumble's leadership.
The team started with a win against defending champions Rajasthan Royals but quickly went on to lose a few games under the captaincy of Kevin Pietersen. However, he had to leave for national duty and captaincy was taken over by former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble. The team fortunes reversed and they beat Deccan Chargers to secure a 3rd place after the round robin stage. At the end of round robin stage RCB had played 14 matches out of which they won 8 and lost 6 with total points of 16. In the semi final they beat the Chennai Super Kings convincingly, who were led by M S Dhoni and crushed their hopes of winning the title. However they lost the final by 6 runs, in a close match to Deccan Chargers. Also Manish Pandey became the first Indian to score a century in IPL when he made 114* (73) against Deccan Chargers in their last match in the league phase. Anil Kumble also had a very good economy rate in the tournament which was held in South Africa.
Challengers were among the least active during the 2010 auction by signing English-Irish batsman Eoin Morgan for $220,000 as the only acquisition.
Challengers had a mixed round of success in the third edition of the IPL. The team slumped to a defeat in their first match against the Knight Riders but came back strongly to win the next four games which started off with the highest successful run chase in IPL 2010 and the second highest successful run chase in IPL history against Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore. This win was followed by comprehensive wins against the Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings. Kallis and Uthappa were in tremendous form with the bat, while Kumble was miserly with the ball, Steyn fast and accurate and Vinay Kumar wily picking wickets at the right time. However, the team lost the next two games and after a roller coaster ride, managed to sneak into the semis for the second consecutive season by virtue of their healthy net run rate beating Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders both of whom had equal number of wins and losses as the Bangalore outfit. In the semifinal, RCB put on a shoddy display after beginning well and conceded 77 runs during the last 5 overs of the Mumbai innings. The chase never took off and they went on to lose the match by 35 runs. The team had the final laugh after they comprehensively beat the defending champions Deccan Chargers, against whom they lost the previous year's final by 9 wickets. RCB finished the season in third position and thereby booked a slot in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20.
The Royal Challengers having beaten Deccan Chargers at the third-place play-off qualified for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 along with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The Challengers along with Victoria Bushrangers and Wayamba Elevens were the only sides to make it to the tournament twice. After victories in the warm-up games, the Royal Challengers started off their campaign on a winning note by defeating Guyana. However they were humbled in their next game against the South Australian Redbacks. They also lost their next game against IPL rivals Mumbai Indians despite a mighty effort from Rahul Dravid. However, the Challengers made it to the semi-finals after beating the Highveld Lions, thanks to a superior NRR compared to the Highveld Lions and Mumbai Indians. The Royal Challengers played their rain-hit semi-final against the IPL champions Chennai Super Kings who had topped Group A. The injury hit Challengers eventually lost the match by 52 runs (D/L method) and bowed out of the tournament as losing semi-finalists.
Kumble retired after leading RCB to the semis of both CLT20 and IPL-3.
On 8 January 2011, IPL Governing Council held the auction for the season 4 of the league. The franchises had the option of retaining a maximum of four players for a sum of $4.5mn. Royal Challengers however retained only one of their player in Virat Kohli leaving the rest of the players back in the auction pool. When other IPL franchises let go the non-performers from each of their teams, RCB lost the top performers from the previous season by releasing them back to auction pool. On Day-One of the auction, Bangalore bought Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan for $650,000, their former player and Mumbai Indians spearhead Zaheer Khan for $900,000, South Africa's ace middle order batsman AB de Villiers for $1.1mn, former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori for $550,000, India's new sensation, who played with Mumbai Indians until last season, Saurabh Tiwary for a whopping $1.6mn; Australia's Dirk Nannes for $650,000 and India's young talent Cheteshwar Pujara for $700,000. West Indian batsman Chris Gayle was brought in as a replacement for the injured Dirk Nannes in the middle of the tournament. Vettori led the side for the fourth season of the IPL.
RCB kicked off their campaign with a comfortable six-wicket win over the newly formed team, Kochi Tuskers Kerala. But then they suffered three big defeats at the hands of Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers and Chennai Super Kings. At this stage, speedster Dirk Nannes was ruled out of the tournament and RCB team management named West Indian opener Chris Gayle as his replacement. Gayle started off the tournament with a century (102* off 55 balls) against Kolkata Knight Riders, giving the Challengers an emphatic 9-wicket win. RCB also managed to beat Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors in their next two matches. They went on to beat Kings XI Punjab by a big margin of 85 runs, after Gayle smashed his second century of the tournament (107 off 49 balls). They won their next two matches against Kochi and Rajasthan Royals, both comprehensively by 9 wickets. They also defeated Kolkata in a rain-affected match at Bangalore. But then, Kings XI Punjab, riding on a blistering hundred by their skipper Adam Gilchrist, ended RCB's 7-match winning streak, with a huge 111-run margin win. In their last league match, the Challengers beat the defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets to end at the top of the points table. Chris Gayle shining once again with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 75 off 50 balls.
Royal Challengers faced Chennai Super Kings in the 1st qualifier at Mumbai. Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 70 off just 44 balls to help RCB put up 175/4 in their 20 overs. Despite losing early wickets, Chennai went on to win the match by 6 wickets. The win took Chennai to the final and RCB faced Mumbai Indians in the 2nd qualifier in Chennai. Batting first, Royal Challengers made a massive 185/4 in 20 overs on a slow Chepauk track. Chris Gayle was the star once again for them as he scored a blistering 89 runs off 47 balls. Mumbai never looked in the hunt for a win as they collapsed to a 43-run defeat. The Royal Challengers qualified for the finals with this win and went on to face Chennai at their home ground in the finals. Winning the toss, Chennai elected to bat first in the finals. The Super Kings posted a huge total of 205/5. The Challengers did not bat well and lost the match by 4 wickets. Chris Gayle was named Man of the Tournament and Bangalore set a new IPL record for the most successive wins by winning 7 matches on the trot.
Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the main event of the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 as they finished runners-up in the 2011 Indian Premier League, this made the Challengers the first and only team ever to play in all the three seasons of the tournament. The Challengers, placed in Group B in the first round of the tournament, kicked of their quest for glory with a last-ball defeat to the Warriors. They suffered a big 9-wicket defeat at the hands of IPL counterparts Kolkata Knight Riders in their second group match, leaving them with two must-win matches in order to qualify for the semi-finals. They registered their first win in the competition, in emphatic manner, by beating Somerset by 51 runs, thanks to Chris Gayle's 46-ball 86. The win also consolidated their poor net run-rate. In their last group match, they faced the champions from Australia, the Southern Redbacks. Batting first, the Redbacks rode on a century by Daniel Harris (108* from 61 balls) to set RCB a target of 215. The Royal Challengers came out with a spirited batting performance with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Virat Kohli scoring half-centuries. However, the Redbacks hampered the run-chase by picking up wickets at regular stages towards the end of the innings. With six runs required off the last ball to win the match, RCB found an unlikely-hero in Arun Karthik, who struck Daniel Christian for a six over deep mid-wicket, to take RCB through to the semi-finals. The Challengers, despite being level on points with Kolkata Knight Riders and Warriors, qualified for the semis on basis of having a better net run-rate than the two teams.
The Royal Challengers played the New South Wales Blues in the semi-finals of the tournament. Winning the toss, Daniel Vettori put the Blues in to bat and the decision seemed to backfire as the Blues amassed 203/2 in 20 overs, mainly due to the efforts of David Warner who struck an unbeaten 123 off just 68 balls. Despite losing Dilshan early in the chase, RCB got off to a rollicking start with Chris Gayle smashing 92 runs from only 41 deliveries. He was ably supported by Kohli, who struck an unbeaten 84 from 49 balls to give RCB a comfortable 6-wicket victory with 9 balls to spare. They took on an injury-hit Mumbai Indians in the final at Chennai. Mumbai winning the toss, chose to bat and put up a modest total of 139 in 20 overs. After getting off to a blistering start with the bat, the Challengers lost wickets at regular intervals before getting bundled out for 108 in 19.2 overs, falling short of the target by 31 runs. Mumbai skipper Harbhajan Singh was awarded the Man of the Match for picking 3/20 in his four overs.
In the pre-season transfer window Royal Challengers Bangalore transferred Australian allrounder Andrew McDonald from Delhi Daredevils. RCB paid US$100,000 as transferred fees. Royal Challengers Bangalore also retained Chris Gayle for the next two IPL seasons.
Before the auction RCB had got Andrew McDonald transferred from Delhi Daredevils. They had also bought out the contracts of Johan Van der Wath, Jonathan Vandiar and Nuwan Pradeep. In the auction RCB bought only vinay kumar for $1 million and Muttiah Muralitharan for $220,200.
Royal Challengers Bangalore began the 2012 IPL without the services of talisman Chris Gayle who had arrived in India carrying a groin injury he had sustained in the preceding Bangladesh Premier League. Sreenath Aravind, RCB’s most successful bowler in 2011 too was laid low by injury and Harshal Patel emerged as the preferred third seamer in the side ahead of Abhimanyu Mithun. AB de Villiers and Muttiah Muralitharan gave the team a winning start against Delhi but 3 consecutive losses followed. One of them saw the team concede a 200+ total off the last ball in Chennai while Ajinkya Rahane’s ton at Bangalore included 6 fours in a single over from Aravind. The team rallied back, Chris Gayle finding his touch to hit 5 consecutive sixes off Rahul Sharma and Saurabh Tiwary hitting a six off the last ball to win the team a tight chase against Pune. Gayle shone again at Mohali in a comprehensive win while de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan and KP Appanna engineered another win in Jaipur. A washed out match at Bangalore against Chennai denied the team a chance at gaining 2 points outright, the teams sharing points 1-1 each. Two subsequent losses put RCB in competition with Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab for the last play-offs slot. Daniel Vettori benched himself so the team could play Muttiah Muralitharan as one of the four foreigners allowed in the playing XI, Virat Kohli taking up captaincy duties. The team signed Prasanth Parameswaran who played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 IPL as a replacement for the injured Sreenath Aravind. A spectacular chase against Deccan Chargers at Bangalore and two routs in Mumbai and Pune put the team back on track for a place in the play-offs. RCB went down to Mumbai in a hard fought match at Bangalore but bounced back in Delhi as Chris Gayle became the first man to hit 3 centuries in the IPL, hitting 128* at Delhi.
Other results in the tournament now placed RCB in direct competition with Chennai for the final play-offs slot. The teams were tied on points with Chennai ahead on Net Run Rate but RCB had a game in hand while Chennai had played out their games. A batting failure at Hyderabad in RCB’s final game of the season led to the end of the team’s 2012 campaign, making it the first time since 2009 that they failed to qualify for both the play-offs and the Champions League. Chris Gayle was the highest run scorer of the tournament for the second year in a row, scoring 733 runs at 61.08 with 7 fifties, 1 hundred and a strike rate of 160.74. Vinay Kumar finished as the 5th highest wicket taker of the tournament with his 19 wickets from 17 matches.
Before the auction RCB released Mohammad Kaif, Charl Langeveldt, Dirk Nannes, Luke Pomersbach and Rilee Rossouw. At the auction RCB bought Christopher Barnwell, Daniel Christian, Moisés Henriques, Ravi Rampaul, Pankaj Singh, R. P. Singh and Jaydev Unadkat. RCB kicked off their campaign by winning their first 6 home games starting with a 2 run win over Mumbai Indians where Chris Gayle scored 92*of 58 balls and Vinay Kumar picking up 3 wickets. But they suffered a super-over defeat to newly formed Sunrisers Hyderabad but then they beat the same opponents convincingly by 6 wickets where Virat Kohli smashed a brilliant 93*.They also beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets. Gayle and Kohli were in tremendous form with the bat while Vinay Kumar was the hero with ball. RCB suffered a shock in the next match against Chennai Super Kings where R.P.Singh conceded a no-ball of the last ball of the match which was a catch.However,the team rallied back to win their next 3 games.One of the matches against Pune Warriors India saw Chris Gayle smash 175 of just 66 balls which was the highest individual score in t20 cricket and RCB put up 263-5 which was the highest total in t20 cricket. Pune never fought back in the chase and eventually lost the match by 130 runs. However,the team began to lose matches away from home.One of the matches against Punjab saw Davis Miller score 101 of just 38 balls to guide Punjab to an unlikely victory. RCB only managed to beat Pune Warriors India and Delhi Daredevils away from home. They were now in direct competition with Sunrisers Hyderabad with 16 points from 13 matches who were also with 16 points from 13 matches.A batting failure against Kolkata and a poor fielding and bowling performance against Punjab at Bangalore left RCB in a do or die situation in their last league match against Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore. Fortunately, RCB registered a stunning win in their last match which was affected by rain. Now, RCB could only qualify for playoffs if Kolkata would beat Hyderabad. Unfortunately, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match convincingly by 5 wickets which ended RCB's 2013 campaign. Chris Gayle was the leading run scorer for the team, scoring 708 runs and Vinay Kumar was the leading wicket taker by taking 22 wickets.Finally RCB didn't enter play offs because of poor umpiring in a match
The auction was held on the 12th of February 2014.Virat Kohli was the captain of RCB team .The highest paid salary in RCB team was of Yuvraj Singh.The retained players were AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Ravi Rampaul, Parthiv Patel, Ashok Dinda, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nic Maddinson, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Vijay Zol.
Vijay Mallya wanted to associate one of his top-selling liquor brands, either No. 1 McDowell's or Royal Challenge with the team. The latter was chosen, hence the name. The jersey colours of the team are red and golden yellow, the same as the unofficial Kannada flag, and the logo consists of the RC emblem with "Royal Challengers Bangalore" in standard format.
The theme song of the team for the 2008 season was Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se. The team anthem, Game for More was created for the 2009 season. The music was composed by Amit Trivedi and written by Anshu Sharma for RediffusionY&R, Bangalore. This continues to be the anthem for the team through the matches until date.
As of 2015, Adidas manufactures the kits for the team. Huawei continues to be the principal sponsor of the team along with the new sponsor Midea. Britannia and TATA Motors Bolt continue as the Associate Sponsors.
For Bengaluru Rockets,Parle,Apollo Hospitals,Maruti,Luminous ,Air Pegausus are the associate sponsers
Support and fan following
The Royal Challengers have a passionate fan base especially in the city of Bangalore. The fans, known to be "loyal" and vocal in their support, often turn up in large numbers for RCB's home matches turning the stadium into what is called a "sea of red". They are well-known for their chants of "R-C-B, R-C-B" and the co-ordinated Mexican wave at the Chinnaswamy. The stadium organisers sometimes provide the home team fans with cheer kits, RCB flags and noisemakers among other items.
During the 2014 IPL, the Royal Challengers became the first team to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to fans at their home ground. 50 access points were set up using fibre optic cables to provide the connectivity to fans on match days at the Chinnaswamy.
|Year||Indian Premier League||Champions League Twenty20|
- DNQ = Did Not Qualify
- TBD = To Be Decided
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
|No.||Name||Nat.||Date of Birth||Batting style||Bowling style||Year signed||Salary||Notes|
|9||Mandeep Singh||18 December 1991||Right-handed||Right arm medium||2015||Traded player|
|11||Rilee Rossouw||9 October 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2014||5 million (US$79,000)||Overseas|
|18||Virat Kohli||5 November 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2014||125 million (US$2.0 million)||Captain|
|33||Subramaniam Badrinath||30 August 1980||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2015||3 million (US$48,000)|
|53||Nic Maddinson||21 December 1991||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox||2014||5 million (US$79,000)||Overseas|
|97||Sarfaraz Khan||27 October 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2015||5 million (US$79,000)|
|333||Chris Gayle||21 September 1979||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2014||95 million (US$1.5 million)||Overseas|
|451||Vijay Zol||23 November 1994||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2014||3 million (US$48,000)|
|Shishir Bhavane||21 September 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||2015||1 million (US$16,000)|
|88||Darren Sammy||20 December 1983||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast||2015||28 million (US$440,000)||Overseas|
|96||David Wiese||18 May 1985||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast||2015||28 million (US$440,000)||Overseas|
|Jalaj Saxena||15 December 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2015||1 million (US$16,000)|
|5||Yogesh Takawale||5 December 1984||Right-handed||2014||1 million (US$16,000)|
|17||AB de Villiers||17 February 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||2014||75 million (US$1.2 million)||Overseas|
|19||Dinesh Karthik||1 June 1985||Right-handed||2015||105 million (US$1.7 million)|
|36||Manvinder Bisla||27 December 1984||Right-handed||2015||Traded player|
|2||Ashok Dinda||25 March 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2014||15 million (US$240,000)|
|3||Yuzvendra Chahal||23 July 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2014||1 million (US$16,000)|
|13||Harshal Patel||23 November 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2014||4 million (US$63,000)|
|21||Iqbal Abdulla||2 December 1989||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||2015||Traded player|
|23||Abu Nechim||5 November 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2014||3 million (US$48,000)|
|45||Varun Aaron||29 October 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2014||20 million (US$320,000)|
|56||Mitchell Starc||30 January 1990||Left-handed||Left-arm fast||2014||50 million (US$790,000)||Overseas|
|77||Sean Abbott||29 February 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2015||10 million (US$160,000)||Overseas|
|Sandeep Warrier||4 April 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||2014||1 million (US$16,000)|
|Adam Milne[a]||13 April 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||2015||7 million (US$110,000)||Overseas|
|Sreenath Aravind||8 April 1984||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2015||Replacement signing|
- ruled out of the season with an injury
Administration and support staff
- Owner - Vijay Mallya
- Director of Team - Sidhartha Mallya
- CEO - Brijesh Patel
- VP-Commercial Operations and Cricket Academy - Russell Adams
- Team manager - Avinash Vaidya
- Head coach - Daniel Vettori
- Bowling coach - Allan Donald
- Batting & fielding coach - Trent Woodhill
- Physio - Even Speechly
- Strength and condition coach - Shankar Basu
- Acupressure masseur - Ramesh Mane
|Dravid, RahulRahul Dravid||India||2008||2008||14||4||10||0||0||28.57|
|Pietersen, KevinKevin Pietersen||England||2009||2009||6||2||4||0||0||33.33|
|Kumble, AnilAnil Kumble||India||2009||2010||35||19||16||0||0||54.28|
|Vettori, DanielDaniel Vettori||New Zealand||2011||2012||28||15||13||0||0||53.57|
|Kohli, ViratVirat Kohli||India||2012||2015||40||21||16||2||1||52.50|
Notable Former Players
- Rahul Dravid - Ex-captain
- Anil Kumble - Ex-captain
- Daniel Vettori - Current Head Coach and Ex-captain
- Robin Uthappa
- Praveen Kumar
- Manish Pandey
- Cameron White
- Kevin Pietersen - Ex-captain
- Jacques Kallis
- Dale Steyn
- Mark Boucher
- Zaheer Khan
- Vinay Kumar
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Murali Kartik
- RP Singh
- Ross Taylor
- Jesse Ryder
- Eoin Morgan
- Moises Henriques
- Tillakaratne Dilshan
- Roelof van der Merwe
- Mayank Agarwal
- Karun Nair
- KL Rahul
- Abhimanyu Mithun
- Saurabh Tiwary
Fixtures and Results
|Chennai Super Kings||2008–2014||17||7||9||0||1||37.50%|
|Kings XI Punjab||2008–2014||13||5||8||0||0||38.46%|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||2011–2011||2||2||0||0||0||100.00%|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2008–2014||14||6||8||0||0||42.86%|
|Pune Warriors India||2011–2013||5||5||0||0||0||100.00%|
|Southern Redbacks||2010 - 2011||2||1||1||0||0||50.00%|
|New South Wales Blues||2011||1||1||0||0||0||100.00%|
|Teams now defunct|
|Non IPL Teams|
|Ground Name||Matches||Wins||Losses||No Result|
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||38||21||15||2|
|M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||7||2||5||0|
|Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali||4||2||2||0|
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur||5||3||2||0|
|Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||4||2||2||0|
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||4||2||2||0|
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata||4||1||3||0|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad||5||1||4||0|
|DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai||2||1||1||0|
|Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||1||1||0||0|
|Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||1||0||1||0|
|HPCA Cricket Stadium, Dharamsala||1||0||1||0|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi||1||1||0||0|
|Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune||2||2||0||0|
|Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town||2||1||1||0|
|St George's Park, Port Elizabeth||3||0||3||0|
|Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban||4||3||1||0|
|Supersport Park, Centurion||3||2||1||0|
|New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||4||3||1||0|
2008 IPL season
2009 IPL season
|1||18 April||Rajasthan Royals||Cape Town||Won by 75 runs, MoM – Rahul Dravid 66 (48)||Scorecard|
|2||20 April||Chennai Super Kings||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 92 runs||Scorecard|
|3||22 April||Deccan Chargers||Cape Town||Lost by 24 runs||Scorecard|
|4||24 April||Kings XI Punjab||Durban||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|5||26 April||Delhi Daredevils||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 6 wickets||Scorecard|
|6||29 April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Durban||Won by 5 Wickets, MoM – Mark Boucher 25* (13)||Scorecard|
|7||1 May||Kings XI Punjab||Durban||Won by 8 runs||Scorecard|
|8||3 May||Mumbai Indians||Johannesburg||Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 69* (59) and 0/23 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|9||7 May||Rajasthan Royals||Centurion||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|10||10 May||Mumbai Indians||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 16 runs||Scorecard|
|11||12 May||Kolkata Knight Riders||Pretoria||Won by 6 Wickets, MoM – Ross Taylor 81* (33)||Scorecard|
|12||14 May||Chennai Super Kings||Durban||Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – Ross Taylor 46 (50)||Scorecard|
|13||19 May||Delhi Daredevils||Johannesburg||Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 58 (56) and 1/17 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|14||21 May||Deccan Chargers||Centurion||Won by 12 runs, MoM – Manish Pandey 114* (73)||Scorecard|
|Semifinal||23 May||Chennai Super Kings||Johannesburg||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Manish Pandey 48 (35)||Scorecard|
|Final||24 May||Deccan Chargers||Johannesburg||Lost by 6 runs, MoM – Anil Kumble 4/16 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|Overall record of 9 – 7
Runners-up of 2009 Indian Premier League
Qualified for 2009 Champions Trophy Twenty20
2010 IPL season
|1||14 March||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|2||16 March||Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru||Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 89* (55) and 1/39 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|3||18 March||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||Won by 10 wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 44* (34) and 2/20 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|4||20 March||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Jacques Kallis 66* (55) and 1/35 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|5||23 March||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Won by 36 runs, MoM – Robin Uthappa 68* (38)||Scorecard|
|6||25 March||Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru||Lost by 17 runs||Scorecard|
|7||31 March||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 5 wickets||Scorecard|
|8||2 April||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Kevin Pietersen 66* (44) and 0/8 (1 over)||Scorecard|
|9||4 April||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Lost by 37 runs||Scorecard|
|10||8 April||Deccan Chargers||Bengaluru||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|11||10 April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Vinay Kumar 3/23 (3 overs)||Scorecard|
|12||12 April||Deccan Chargers||Nagpur||Lost by 13 runs||Scorecard|
|13||14 April||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Kevin Pietersen 62 (29)||Scorecard|
|14||17 April||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||Lost by 57 runs||Scorecard|
|Semifinal||21 April||Mumbai Indians||Navi Mumbai||Lost by 35 runs||Scorecard|
|3/4 Playoff||24 April||Deccan Chargers||Navi Mumbai||Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Anil Kumble 4/16 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|Overall record of 8 – 8
Failed to make Finals, ended 3/8
Qualified for 2010 Champions Trophy Twenty20
2011 IPL season
|1||9 April||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Kochi||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – AB de Villiers 54* (40)||Scorecard|
|2||12 April||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||Lost by 9 wickets||Scorecard|
|3||14 April||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Lost by 33 runs||Scorecard|
|4||16 April||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 21 runs||Scorecard|
|5||19 April||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||No Result|
|6||22 April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 102* (55) and 0/9 (2 overs)||Scorecard|
|7||26 April||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Won by 3 wickets, MoM – Virat Kohli 56 (38)||Scorecard|
|8||29 April||Pune Warriors India||Bengaluru||Won by 26 runs, MoM – Virat Kohli 67 (42)||Scorecard|
|9||6 May||Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru||Won by 85 runs, MoM – Chris Gayle 107 (49) and 3/21 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|10||8 May||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Bengaluru||Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 44 (16) and 1/26 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|11||11 May||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Sreenath Aravind 3/34 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|12||14 May||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||Won by 4 wickets (D/L), MoM – Chris Gayle 38 (12) and 0/11 (1 over)||Scorecard|
|13||17 May||Kings XI Punjab||Dharamsala||Lost by 111 runs||Scorecard|
|14||22 May||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 75* (50) and 0/27 (3 overs)||Scorecard|
|1st Qualifying Final||24 May||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai||Lost by 6 wickets||Scorecard|
|2nd Qualifying Final||27 May||Mumbai Indians||Chennai||Won by 43 runs, MoM – Chris Gayle 89* (47) and 0/11 (3 overs)||Scorecard|
|Final||28 May||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 58 runs||Scorecard|
|Overall record of 10 – 6
(One match no result)
Runners-up of 2011 Indian Premier League
Qualified for 2011 Champions Trophy Twenty20
2012 IPL season
|1||7 April||Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru||Won by 20 runs, MoM – AB de Villiers 64* (42)||Scorecard|
|2||10 April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||Lost by 42 runs||Scorecard|
|3||12 April||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 5 wickets||Scorecard|
|4||15 April||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||Lost by 59 runs||Scorecard|
|5||17 April||Pune Warriors India||Bengaluru||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 81 (48)||Scorecard|
|6||20 April||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 87 (56)||Scorecard|
|7||23 April||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Won by 46 runs, MoM – AB de Villiers 59* (23)||Scorecard|
|8||25 April||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Match Abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain||Scorecard|
|9||28 April||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Lost by 47 runs||Scorecard|
|10||2 May||Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru||Lost by 4 wickets||Scorecard|
|11||6 May||Deccan Chargers||Bengaluru||Won by 5 Wickets, MoM – AB de Villiers 47* (17)||Scorecard|
|12||9 May||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won by 9 Wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 82* (59)||Scorecard|
|13||11 May||Pune Warriors India||Pune||Won by 35 runs, MoM – Chris Gayle 57 (31)||Scorecard|
|14||14 May||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||Lost by 5 Wickets||Scorecard|
|15||17 May||Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||Won by 21 runs, MoM – Chris Gayle 128* (62)||Scorecard|
|16||20 May||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Lost by 9 runs||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 8 - 7 (One Match No Result)
Failed to make it to Playoffs, Finished 5 out of 9
2013 IPL season
|1||April 4, 2013||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||Won by 2 runs, MoM – Chris Gayle 92* (58)||Scorecard|
|2||April 7, 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||Match tied. Lost the super over by 5 runs||Scorecard|
|3||April 9, 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Bengaluru||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Virat Kohli 93* (47)||Scorecard|
|4||April 11, 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 85* (50)||Scorecard|
|5||April 13, 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 4 wickets||Scorecard|
|6||April 16, 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru||Match tied. Won the super over by 4 runs, MoM – Virat Kohli 65 (50)||Scorecard|
|7||April 20, 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Vinay Kumar 3/18 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|8||April 23, 2013||Pune Warriors India||Bengaluru||Won by 130 runs, MoM – Chris Gayle 175* (66) and 2/5 (1 over)||Scorecard|
|9||April 27, 2013||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 58 Runs||Scorecard|
|10||April 29, 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 4 wickets||Scorecard|
|11||May 2, 2013||Pune Warriors India||Pune||Won by 17 runs, MoM – AB de Villiers 50* (23)||Scorecard|
|12||May 6, 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 6 wickets||Scorecard|
|13||May 10, 2013||Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||Won by 4 runs, MoM – Jaydev Unadkat 5/25 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|14||May 12, 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||Ranchi||Lost by 5 wickets||Scorecard|
|15||May 14, 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|16||May 18, 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Won by 24 runs, MoM – Virat Kohli 56* (29)||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 9 - 7
Failed to make it to Playoffs, Finished 5 out of 9
2014 IPL season
|1||April 17, 2014||Delhi Daredevils||Sharjah||Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Yuzvendra Chahal 1/18 (4 Overs)||Score Card|
|2||April 19, 2014||Mumbai Indians||Dubai||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Parthiv Patel 57* (45)||Score Card|
|3||April 24, 2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sharjah||Lost by 2 runs||Score Card|
|4||April 26, 2014||Rajasthan Royals||Abu Dhabi||Lost by 6 wickets||Score Card|
|5||April 28, 2014||Kings XI Punjab||Dubai||Lost by 5 wickets||Score Card|
|6||May 4, 2014||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Bengaluru||Won by 4 wickets, MoM – AB de Villiers 89* (41)||Score Card|
|7||May 6, 2014||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 19 runs||Score Card|
|8||May 9, 2014||Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru||Lost by 33 runs||Score Card|
|9||May 11, 2014||Rajasthan Royals||Bengaluru||Lost by 5 wickets||Score Card|
|10||May 13, 2014||Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru||Won by 16 runs, MoM – Yuvraj Singh 68* (29)||Score Card|
|11||May 18, 2014||Chennai Super Kings||Ranchi||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – AB de Villiers 28 (14)||Score Card|
|12||May 20, 2014||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||Lost by 7 wickets||Score Card|
|13||May 22, 2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Lost by 31 runs||Score Card|
|14||May 24, 2014||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Lost by 8 wickets||Score Card|
|Overall Record of 5 - 9
Failed to make it to Playoffs, Finished 7 out of 8
2015 IPL season
|1||April 11, 2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Won by 3 wickets, MoM – Chris Gayle 96 (56)||Score Card|
|2||April 13, 2015||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Bengaluru||Lost by 8 wickets||Score Card|
|3||April 19, 2015||Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru||Lost by 19 runs||Score Card|
|4||April 22, 2015||Chennai Super Kings||Bengaluru||Lost by 27 runs||Scorecard|
|5||April 24, 2015||Rajasthan Royals||Ahmedabad||Won by 9 Wickets, MoM – Mitchell Starc 3/22 (4 Overs)||Scorecard|
|6||April 26, 2015||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||Won by 10 Wickets, MoM – Varun Aaron 2/24 (4 Overs)||Scorecard|
2009 Champions League
|1||October 8, 2009||Cape Cobras||Bengaluru||Lost by 5 wickets||Scorecard|
|2||October 12, 2009||Otago Volts||Bengaluru||Won by 80 runs, MoM - Jacques Kallis 73* (59) 3/18 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|3||October 15, 2009||Victorian Bushrangers||Bengaluru||Lost by 7 wickets||Scorecard|
|4||October 17, 2009||Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru||Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Ross Taylor 65 (38)||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 2 - 2
Failed to make it to Playoffs
2010 Champions League
|1||September 12, 2010||Guyana||Centurion||Won by 9 wickets MoM - Jacques Kallis 43* (32) and 3/16 (4 overs)||Scorecard|
|2||September 17, 2010||Southern Redbacks||Durban||Lost by 8 wickets||Scorecard|
|3||September 19, 2010||Mumbai Indians||Durban||Lost by 2 runs||Scorecard|
|4||September 21, 2010||Lions||Johannesburg||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Virat Kohli 49* (29)||Scorecard|
|Semi-Final||September 24, 2010||Chennai Super Kings||Durban||Lost by 52 runs (D/L)||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 2 - 3
Finished as Semi-Finalists
2011 Champions League
|1||September 23, 2011||Warriors||Bengaluru||Lost by 3||Scorecard|
|2||September 29, 2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru||Lost by 9 Wickets||Scorecard|
|3||October 3, 2011||Somerset||Bengaluru||Won by 51 runs, MoM - Chris Gayle 86(46)||Scorecard|
|4||October 5, 2011||Southern Redbacks||Bengaluru||Won by 2 wickets, MoM - Virat Kohli||Scorecard|
|Semi-Final||October 7, 2011||New South Wales Blues||Bengaluru||Won by 6 wickets, MoM - Virat Kohli||Scorecard|
|Final||October 9, 2011||Mumbai Indians||Chennai||Lost by 31 runs||Scorecard|
|Overall Record of 3 - 3
Finished as Runners-Up
- The information in the nationality column is according to ESPNcricinfo. This information may not necessarily reflect the player's birthplace or citizenship.
The following players have been bought in Auction Pepsi IPL 2015: 1.Darren Sammy 2.Dinesh Kartik
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