RCB Team 2023: Faf du Plessis captains the team Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The team also enjoys the presence of the star player of India, Virat Kohli. In the last edition of IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to reach the qualifiers. Even though they failed to make it to the finals, they still had a good season to turn back and continue from. They would like to keep up with their better performances in the Indian Premier League. With Mini Auction approaching in Kochi on 23 December 2022, the team announced retention and releases on 15 November 2022 as per the guidelines. They have not made any major changes and shuffles.
Read all you need to know about the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore as they gear for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League in the ensuing article. Check subsequently for details on the New Players List, Name, Captain, Photo, Retained Players and more for RCB Team 2023.
RCB Team 2023
The team of Royal Challengers Bangalore is extremely loved. Despite it never being able to win a total, it has always found support from the masses. The prime love that it receives is from the people of Karnataka. With Virat Kohli in their camp, their following increases by twice. Kohli has always been associated with the team of Bangalore. The major struggle for RCB is to win their maiden IPL title. The team has had a mixed cricketing history in IPL. They have fallen, risen, and been consistent for all the while. From recording high losses to putting up big runs on the board, RCB has done it all. It is still that their dream of winning the Indian Premier League is strong as ever and even stronger with every passing season.
Last year, RCB reached Qualifiers 2. They faced Rajasthan Royals who were going very strong throughout the season. They lost the match and RR qualified further. Considering the performances of players and collaborative efforts, Challengers has a pretty good season just they had one in 2021. RCB would like to keep up with their diligence as they strive to get the cup home for the first time.
RCB Team 2023: Highlights
|Name of the Team||Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB|
|Owned By||United Spirits Limited|
|Home Ground||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|Team Manager||Soumyadeep Pyne|
|Direct of Cricket Operations||Mike Hesson|
|Head Coach||Sanjay Bangar|
|Batting and Spin Bowling Coach||Sridharan Sriram|
|Balling Coach||Adam Griffith|
|Fielding Coach and Head of Scouting||Malolan Rangarajan|
|Captain||Faf du Plessis|
|Seasons Played||15: 2008 – 2022|
|Colour||Red and Black|
RCB Retained and Released Players for 16th Edition of IPL
RCB chose to retain 18 players and they only created a room for Rs. 8.75 Crore in their purse as they go ahead with the auction. They released the Australian Pacer Jason Behrendorff, Indian Youngster Aneeshwar Gautam, Left-Arm Medium Bowler Chama Milind, Young Batsman Luvnith Sisodia, and West Indian Sherfane Rutherford. They have almost retained the whole of their team. The retentions look very understandable and it is evident that RCB has not taken a whole risk or completely renew their team. Behrendorff has already found his way to the Mumbai Indians team as per trade.
RCB’s target for Mini Auction 2023
Royal Challengers are very satisfied with the team they formed in the Mega Auction 2022. They only released a few players and it shows the extreme stability that they are aiming to build up in the dressing room. The team has only Rs. 8.75 Crore left in their purse and it can be assumed that there might not be very huge bids coming in from the side of the Red and Black table. Bangalore needs a quality spinner if the team permutations and combinations are to be considered.
With IPL returning to the Home Ground format, it might as well seem that RCB will be able to ace through the season without a spinner but having one would extremely benefit them. Additionally, a dependable Indian opening batsman can also add a lot of weightage to the RCB batting lineup.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Players for IPL 2023
Take a close look at all the players that will be definitely sporting the Royal Challengers Jersey in IPL 2023:
|1.||Faf du Plessis||Captain |
Right Handed Batsman
|2.||Virat Kohli||Right Handed Batsman||Indian|
|3.||Dinesh Karthik||Right Handed Batsman||Indian|
|4.||Shahbaz Ahmed||Left Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Slow Left-Arm Orthodox Bowling||Indian|
|5.||Wanindu Hasaranga||Right-Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Right-Arm Leg Spin||Sri Lankan|
|6.||David Willey||Left Arm Fast-Medium Bowler and Left Handed Batsman||English|
|7.||Karn Sharma||Left Handed Batsman All Rounder with Leg Break Bowling||Indian|
|8.||Glenn Maxwell||Right Handed Batsman All Rounder with Right Arm Off Break Bowling||Australian|
|9.||Anuj Rawat||Left Handed Wicketkeeping Batsman||Indian|
|10.||Finn Allen||Right Handed Batsman||New Zealand|
|11.||Harshal Patel||Right Arm Fast-Medium Bowler||Indian|
|12.||Mohammed Siraj||Right Arm Fast-Medium Bowler||Indian|
|13.||Josh Hazlewood||Right Arm Fast-Medium Bowler||Australian|
|14.||Siddarth Kaul||Right Arm Fast-Medium Bowler||Indian|
|15.||Mahipal Lomror||Left Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Slow Left-Arm Orthodox Bowling||Indian|
|16.||Suyash Prabhudessai||Right Handed Batsman||Indian|
|17.||Rajat Patidar||Right Handed Batsman||Indian|
|18.||Akash Deep||Right Arm Medium Bowler||Indian|
Captain of Bangalore IPL Team: Faf du Plessis
Virat Kohli backed off from the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the Mega Auction 2022. The team of Chennai Super Kings failed to retain Faf du Plessis and even in the auction, they did not go big in order to chase him back. In a high-bid auction battle, RCB gained Faf. He was the perfect skipper option apart from Kohli and he was crowned so. He has captained the national side of South Africa for a good while. du Plessis has proved as a very bankable player in terms of runs and the amount of experience he brings to the table is exceptional. RCB qualified the previous season under stellar captaincy. They made it to Qualifier 2. The team has been performing pretty well in last three seasons considering their record. Faf can continue the better performance streaks, for sure.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2022 Team Analysis
The team of Rajasthan seems much dependent on Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis as far as batting is concerned. Dinesh Karthik and Glen Maxwell have proved that they are providing an unmatchable dimension to the lower batting order of the team. RCB presently lacks a few of the opening options and is very dominated by All Rounders. The batting order of the team looks quite weak as it is trying to dependent on a handful of players. The bowling attack of Bangalore is very balanced in terms of death overs ever since Harshal Patel emerged. There are a lot of dependable options that the team can turn to when it is about fast bowling. However, in the case of spinners, the team lack a quality one, someone who is experienced and can provide direction.
The team of RCB has a lot of young talent to look forward to and some experience since both Faf and Virat will assuredly put their souls into the upcoming season but the onfield personal experience of each player counts and this is where the challengers can lack. The players need to be explored and there are just a few strategies that the camp of Royal Challengers must figure out as they aim to bag their maiden title.