RCB Squad 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore who has a huge fan base like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, has not won any IPL trophy. RCB reacquired the services of Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Shahbaz Ahmed. Royal Challengers invested heavily on all-rounders and bowlers. RCB fans will be hoping that this batch of RCB will give RCB their first IPL trophy.
RCB Retained Players 2022
Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, and Glenn Maxwell are the first three players of the RCB squad 2022.
1. Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers has signed Virat Kohli in INR 15 crore. Throughout the Indian Premier League, Virat Kohli has been phenomenal for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The main reason for RCB’s huge fan following is the presence of Virat Kohli in the RCB’s team. Virat Kholi was the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011 to 2021. But, Kohli quit RCB’s captaincy last year.
Virat Kohli who has scored 6283 runs in the Indian Premier League holds the record for most runs in the IPL history. He has played 207 IPL matches and scored these runs at an average of 37.39. He also hit five centuries and forty-two half-centuries in the IPL. King Kohli also holds the record for the second-most fours in the IPL.
2. Glenn Maxwell
Royal Challengers Bangalore has picked Glenn Maxwell on the basis of his performance in the last season of the Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bangalore who has brought him in a haft amount of INR 14.5 crore in the IPL auction 2021, now has signed him in INR 11 crore. Glenn Maxwell was sensational for the Royals in the IPL 2021. He has scored 513 runs in 15 IPL matches at an impressive average of 42.75 and at a tremendous strike rate of 144.10. He smashed half of his total fifties in the IPL 2021.
Apart from IPL 2021 season, IPL 2014 season was the season where he shined with the bat. He added 552 runs at a blistering strike rate of 187.75 and an average of 34.50 in 16 IPL matches. With the help of his performance, Punjab Kings played the IPL final in 2014. Overall he has played 97 IPL matches and scored 2018 runs in the IPL.
3. Mohammed Siraj
RCB has retained Mohammed Siraj at a sum of INR 7 crore. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team management showed faith in him and picked him ahead of big players like Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, and Harshal Patel. Mohammed Siraj has made his IPL debut from the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in 2017. In IPL 2017, he has picked 10 wickets in 6 IPL games. Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him in IPL 2018 auction for INR 2.20 crore. He has played 24 IPL matches from RCB’s team and took 22 wickets. (source)
Overall, he has picked 50 wickets at a strike rate of 20.56 in 50 IPL games.
RCB Squad 2022
RCB has picked 3 batters, 4 wicket-keepers, 7 all-rounders, and 8 bowlers in their squad. They have 22 players squad including 8 overseas.
RCB squad: Virat Kohli, Luvnith Sisodia, David Willey, Jason Behrendorff, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Aneeshwar Gautam, Shahbaz Ahmed, Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sherfane Rutherford, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Akash Deep, Chama Milind, Karn Sharma, Suyash Prabhudesai, Siddharth Kaul, Josh Hazlewood.
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