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Royal Challengers Bangalore
ರಾಯಲ್ ಚಾಲೆಂಜರ್ಸ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು
Royal Challengers Bangalore Logo.svg
Captain: Virat Kohli
Coach: Daniel Vettori
City: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Colours: RCB
Owner: Vijay Mallya (UB Group)
Founded: 2008
Home ground: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Indian Premier League wins: 0
CLT20 wins 0
Official website: Royal Challengers

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Kannada: ರಾಯಲ್ ಚಾಲೆಂಜರ್ಸ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ; often abbreviated as RCB) is a cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka that plays in the Indian Premier League. The team is currently led by Virat Kohli, and coached by former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori. The team is owned by Vijay Mallya, through his flagship firm UB Group.[1] The director of the team is Sidhartha Mallya.[2][3] RCB plays its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Franchise history[edit]

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).[4] 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, 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 and Deepika Padukone, and Sandalwood film stars Ramya and Puneeth Rajkumar are the brand ambassadors of the team.[5]

Team history[edit]

2008 season[edit]

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.[6][7] The string of failures mid-way through the season led to the sacking of the CEO, Charu Sharma who was replaced with Brijesh Patel.[8] 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.[8] 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.[9] It was decided that from 2009 IPL session onwards the team would be coached by former South Africa coach Ray Jennings.

2009 season[edit]

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.[10]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.

2010 season[edit]

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.

2011 season[edit]

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.

2012 season[edit]

In the pre-season transfer window Royal Challengers Bangalore transferred Australian allrounder Andrew McDonald[11] 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.

2013 season[edit]

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.

2014 season[edit]

The auction was held on the 12th of February 2014. The retained players were Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. RCB managed to bag Yuvraj Singh for INR 14 crores, the highest ever paid in the history of IPL. The other players bought were Muttiah Muralitharan, Mitchell Starc, Ravi Rampaul, Varun Aaron & Ashok Dinda.

Livery[edit]

Vijay Mallya wanted to associate one of his top-selling liquor brands, either No. 1 McDowell's or Royal Challenge with the team.[12] The latter was chosen, hence the name. The jersey colours of the team are red and golden yellow, the same as the Karnataka state flag,[13] 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.

Honours[edit]

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 Group stage DNQ
2009 Runners-up League Stage
2010 Semifinalists Semifinalists
2011 Runners-up Runners-up
2012 Group stage DNQ
2013 Group stage DNQ
2014 Group stage DNQ
  • DNQ = Did Not Qualify

Current squad[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
11 Rilee Rossouw South Africa (1989-10-09) 9 October 1989 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break Overseas
18 Virat Kohli India (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
53 Nic Maddinson Australia (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox Overseas
89 Tanmay Mishra Kenya (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
175 Chris Gayle Jamaica (1979-09-21) 21 September 1979 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break Overseas
451 Vijay Zol India (1994-11-23) 23 November 1994 (age 19) Left-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
12 Yuvraj Singh India (1981-12-12) 12 December 1981 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
69 Sachin Rana India (1984-09-18) 18 September 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
81 Albie Morkel South Africa (1981-06-10) 10 June 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm medium fast Overseas
Wicket-keepers
5 Yogesh Takawale India (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 29) Right-handed
17 AB de Villiers South Africa (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas
42 Parthiv Patel India (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 29) Left-handed
Bowlers
2 Ashok Dinda India (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
3 Yuzvendra Chahal India (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
13 Harshal Patel India (1990-11-23) 23 November 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
14 Ravi Rampaul Trinidad and Tobago (1984-10-15) 15 October 1984 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium fast Overseas
23 Abu Nechim India (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
45 Varun Aaron India (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
56 Mitchell Starc Australia (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast Overseas
800 Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka (1972-04-17) 17 April 1972 (age 42) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas
Shadab Jakati India (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 33) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Sandeep Warrier India (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium

Players salaries[edit]

Nat Player Year Contract
Signed / Renewed
Salary
India Virat Kohli 2014 INR125 million (US$2.1 million)
Jamaica Chris Gayle 2014 INR95 million (US$1.6 million)
South Africa AB de Villiers 2014 INR75 million (US$1.2 million)
India Yuvraj Singh 2014 INR140 million (US$2.3 million)
India Parthiv Patel 2014 INR14 million (US$230,000)
South Africa Albie Morkel 2014 INR24 million (US$390,000)
India Ashok Dinda 2014 INR15 million (US$250,000)
Trinidad and Tobago Ravi Rampaul 2014 INR9 million (US$150,000)
Australia Mitchell Starc 2014 INR50 million (US$820,000)
Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan 2014 INR10 million (US$160,000)
Australia Nic Maddinson 2014 INR5 million (US$82,000)
India Varun Aaron 2014 INR20 million (US$330,000)
India Vijay Zol 2014 INR3 million (US$49,000)
India Abu Nechim 2014 INR3 million (US$49,000)
India Shadab Jakati 2014 INR2 million (US$33,000)
India Yuzvendra Chahal 2014 INR1 million (US$16,000)
India Harshal Patel 2014 INR4 million (US$66,000)
India Sandeep Warrier 2014 INR1 million (US$16,000)
India Tanmay Mishra 2014 INR1 million (US$16,000)
India Sachin Rana 2014 INR2 million (US$33,000)
India Yogesh Takawale 2014 INR1 million (US$16,000)

Administration staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Captains[edit]

Royal Challengers Bangalore Captains [14]
Player Nationality[note 1] First Last Mat Won Lost Tied NR Win%
Dravid, RahulRahul Dravid  India 2008 2008 14 4 10 0 0 40.00
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 2011 2014 40 19 18 2 1 51.28

Former players[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Result summary[edit]

By Opposition

Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR Success Rate
Chennai Super Kings 2008–2014 17 7 9 0 1 37.50%
Deccan Chargers 2008–2012 11 5 6 0 0 45.45%
Delhi Daredevils 2008–2014 13 8 5 0 0 61.54%
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%
Mumbai Indians 2008–2014 16 7 9 0 0 43.75%
Pune Warriors India 2011–2013 5 5 0 0 0 100.00%
Rajasthan Royals 2008–2014 13 6 6 0 1 46.15%
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2013-2014 3 2 1 0 0 66.67%
South Africa Cape Cobras 2009 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
New Zealand Otago Volts 2009 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
Australia Victorian Bushrangers 2009 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
Australia Southern Redbacks 2010 - 2011 2 1 1 0 0 50.00%
South Africa Lions 2010 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
 Guyana 2009 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
South Africa Warriors 2011 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
England Somerset 2011 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
Australia New South Wales Blues 2011 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
Total 2008–2014 116 56 58 0 2 48.28%
Teams now defunct
Non IPL Teams

By Venue

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 4 1 3 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
Total 91 46 42 2

2008 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 18 April Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru Lost by 140 runs (Scorecard)
2 20 April Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 5 wickets, MoM – South Africa 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 – India 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 – India Shreevats Goswami 52 (42) (Scorecard)
12 21 May Chennai Super Kings Chennai Won by 14 runs, MoM – India Anil Kumble 3/14 (4 overs) (Scorecard)
13 25 May Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 5 wickets, MoM – India 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

2009 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 18 April Rajasthan Royals Cape Town Won by 75 runs, MoM – India 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 – South Africa 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 – South Africa 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 Centurion Won by 6 Wickets, MoM – New Zealand Ross Taylor 81* (33) Scorecard
12 14 May Chennai Super Kings Durban Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – New Zealand Ross Taylor 46 (50) Scorecard
13 19 May Delhi Daredevils Johannesburg Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – South Africa Jacques Kallis 58 (56) and 1/17 (4 overs) Scorecard
14 21 May Deccan Chargers Centurion Won by 12 runs, MoM – India Manish Pandey 114* (73) Scorecard
Semifinal 23 May Chennai Super Kings Johannesburg Won by 6 wickets, MoM – India Manish Pandey 48 (35) Scorecard
Final 24 May Deccan Chargers Johannesburg Lost by 6 runs, MoM – India 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[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 14 March Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
2 16 March Kings XI Punjab Bengaluru Won by 8 wickets, MoM – South Africa Jacques Kallis 89* (55) and 1/39 (4 overs) Scorecard
3 18 March Rajasthan Royals Bengaluru Won by 10 wickets, MoM – South Africa Jacques Kallis 44* (34) and 2/20 (4 overs) Scorecard
4 20 March Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 7 wickets, MoM – South Africa Jacques Kallis 66* (55) and 1/35 (4 overs) Scorecard
5 23 March Chennai Super Kings Bengaluru Won by 36 runs, MoM – India 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 – England 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 – India 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 – England 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 – India 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[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 9 April Kochi Tuskers Kerala Kochi Won by 6 wickets, MoM – South Africa 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 – Jamaica Chris Gayle 102* (55) and 0/9 (2 overs) Scorecard
7 26 April Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 3 wickets, MoM – India Virat Kohli 56 (38) Scorecard
8 29 April Pune Warriors India Bengaluru Won by 26 runs, MoM – India Virat Kohli 67 (42) Scorecard
9 6 May Kings XI Punjab Bengaluru Won by 85 runs, MoM – Jamaica Chris Gayle 107 (49) and 3/21 (4 overs) Scorecard
10 8 May Kochi Tuskers Kerala Bengaluru Won by 9 wickets, MoM – Jamaica Chris Gayle 44 (16) and 1/26 (4 overs) Scorecard
11 11 May Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Won by 9 wickets, MoM – India Sreenath Aravind 3/34 (4 overs) Scorecard
12 14 May Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru Won by 4 wickets (D/L), MoM – Jamaica 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 – Jamaica 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 – Jamaica 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[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 7 April Delhi Daredevils Bengaluru Won by 20 runs, MoM – South Africa 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 – Jamaica Chris Gayle 81 (48) Scorecard
6 20 April Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Jamaica Chris Gayle 87 (56) Scorecard
7 23 April Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Won by 46 runs, MoM – South Africa 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 – South Africa AB de Villiers 47* (17) Scorecard
12 9 May Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 9 Wickets, MoM – Jamaica Chris Gayle 82* (59) Scorecard
13 11 May Pune Warriors India Pune Won by 35 runs, MoM – Jamaica 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 – Jamaica 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[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 April 4, 2013 Mumbai Indians Bengaluru Won by 2 runs, MoM – Jamaica 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 – India Virat Kohli 93* (47) Scorecard
4 April 11, 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru Won by 8 wickets, MoM – Jamaica 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 – India Virat Kohli 65 (50) Scorecard
7 April 20, 2013 Rajasthan Royals Bengaluru Won by 7 wickets, MoM – India Vinay Kumar 3/18 (4 overs) Scorecard
8 April 23, 2013 Pune Warriors India Bengaluru Won by 130 runs, MoM – Jamaica 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 – South Africa 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 – India 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 – India Virat Kohli 56* (29) Scorecard
Overall Record of 9 - 7

Failed to make it to Playoffs, Finished 5 out of 9


2014 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 April 17, 2014 Delhi Daredevils Sharjah Won by 8 wickets, MoM – India Yuzvendra Chahal 1/18 (4 Overs) Score Card
2 April 19, 2014 Mumbai Indians Dubai Won by 7 wickets, MoM – India 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 – South Africa 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 – India Yuvraj Singh 68* (29) Score Card
11 May 18, 2014 Chennai Super Kings Ranchi Won by 5 wickets, MoM – South Africa 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

2009 Champions League[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 October 8, 2009 South Africa Cape Cobras Bengaluru Lost by 5 wickets Scorecard
2 October 12, 2009 New Zealand Otago Volts Bengaluru Won by 80 runs, MoM - South Africa JH Kallis 73* (59) 3/18 (4 overs) Scorecard
3 October 15, 2009 Australia Victorian Bushrangers Bengaluru Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
4 October 17, 2009 India Delhi Daredevils Bengaluru Won by 8 wickets, MoM – New Zealand Ross Taylor 65 (38) Scorecard
Overall Record of 2 - 2

Failed to make it to Playoffs

2010 Champions League[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 September 12, 2010  Guyana Centurion Won by 9 wickets MoM - South Africa JH Kallis 43* (32) 3/16 (4 overs) Scorecard
2 September 17, 2010 Australia Southern Redbacks Durban Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
3 September 19, 2010 India Mumbai Indians Durban Lost by 2 runs Scorecard
4 September 21, 2010 South Africa Lions Johannesburg Won by 6 wickets, MoM – India Virat Kohli 49* (29) Scorecard
Semi-Final September 24, 2010 India Chennai Super Kings Durban Lost by 52 runs (D/L) Scorecard
Overall Record of 2 - 3

Finished as Semi-Finalists

2011 Champions League[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 September 23, 2011 South Africa Warriors Bengaluru Lost by 3 Scorecard
2 September 29, 2011 India Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru Lost by 9 Wickets Scorecard
3 October 3, 2011 England Somerset Bengaluru Won by 51 runs, MoM - Jamaica Chris Gayle 86(46) Scorecard
4 October 5, 2011 Australia Southern Redbacks Bengaluru Won by 2 wickets, MoM - India Virat Kohli Scorecard
Semi-Final October 7, 2011 Australia New South Wales Blues Bengaluru Won by 6 wickets, MoM - India Virat Kohli Scorecard
Final October 9, 2011 India Mumbai Indians Chennai Lost by 31 runs Scorecard
Overall Record of 3 - 3

Finished as Runners-Up

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The information in the nationality column is according to ESPNcricinfo. This information may not necessarily reflect the player's birthplace or citizenship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Krishnan (20 February 2008). "Bangalore team named 'Royal Challengers'". Hindustan Times. India. p. 3. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  2. ^ the Hindu Business Line:IPL
  3. ^ Bangalore Royal Challengers team director, Siddharth Mallya
  4. ^ "Everything you wanted to know about the Indian Premier League". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mukesh, Mallya top bidders for IPL". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 25 January 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Most Runs, Indian Premier League, 2007/08". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 30 May 2007. 
  7. ^ "Bangalore's wretched summer continues". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 30 May 2007. 
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  14. ^ RCB Captains

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