Royal Challengers Bengaluru Squad 2024

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team 2024 (iplt20)
Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team 2024 (iplt20)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and recognizable teams in the IPL . Established in 2008 and owned by United Spirits, RCB has garnered a strong following over the years due to its consistent performance and star-studded lineup.

While RCB has enjoyed success and has consistently been a competitive force in the IPL, they have yet to clinch the coveted IPL Trophy. However, their journey in each season has been marked by thrilling encounters, outstanding individual performances, and a strong team spirit.

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru serves as the team's fortress, where they have showcased some memorable performances in front of their passionate and loyal fan base.

The 'The Bold Army' is gearing up for yet another season of the IPL. Ahead of the IPL 2024 gets underway on March 22, here’s a look at the Royal Challengers Bengaluru player list 2024.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Squad List 2024

Royal Challengers Bengaluru despite having a strong lineup and star players throughout the history of the IPL, the team have not yet managed to secure an IPL title. RCB has consistently featured top players like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell, among others, making them a formidable team on paper.

Despite their strong performances in several seasons, RCB has often faced challenges in crucial moments, leading to their inability to clinch the title.

 RCB's history includes issues with team balance, inconsistent performances, and perhaps a lack of cohesion under pressure. However, each IPL season offers a fresh opportunity, and Royal Challengers Bengaluru continues to strive for that elusive championship title.

Faf du Plessis ✈️ (C)BatterRs 7 crore
Glenn Maxwell ✈️All Rounder
Rs 11 crore
Virat KohliBatterRs 15 crore
Rajat PatidarBatter Rs 20 lakh
Anuj RawatBatterRs 3.4 crore
Dinesh KarthikBatter & Wicket-keeperRs 5.5 crore
Suyash PrabhudessaiBatterRs 30 lakh
Will Jacks ✈️BatterRs 3.2 crore
Mahipal LomrorAll RounderRs 95 lakh
Karn SharmaAll RounderRs 50 lakh
Manoj BhandageAll RounderRs 20 lakh
Mayank DagarAll RounderRs 1.8 crore
Vijaykumar VyshakBowlerRs 20 lakh
Akash DeepBowlerRs 20 lakh
Mohammed SirajBowlerRs 7 crore
Reece Topley ✈️BowlerRs 1.9 crore
Himanshu SharmaBowlerRs 20 lakh
Rajan KumarBowlerRs 70 lakh
Cameron Green ✈️All RounderRs 17.5 crore
Alzarri Joseph ✈️BowlerRs. 11.50 crore
Yash DayalBowlerRs. 5 crore
Tom Curran ✈️BowlerRs. 1.5 crore
Lockie Ferguson ✈️BowlerRs. 2 crore
Swapnil SinghAll RounderRs. 20 lakh
Saurav ChauhanBatterRs. 20 lakh

(✈️ overseas players)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Retained Players List 2024

Faf du Plessis (C)Rs 7 crore
Glenn MaxwellRs 11 crore
Virat KohliRs 15 crore
Mohammed Siraj
Rs 7 crore
Reece TopleyRs 1.9 crore
Himanshu SharmaRs 20 lakh
Rajan KumarRs 70 lakh
Cameron GreenRs 17.5 crore
Mayank DagarRs 1.8 crore
Vijaykumar VyshakRs 20 lakh
Suyash Prabhudessai
Rs 30 lakh
Will JacksRs 3.2 crore
Mahipal LomrorRs 95 lakh
Karn SharmaRs 50 lakh
Manoj BhandageRs 20 lakh
Dinesh Karthik
Rs 5.5 crore
Rajat PatidarRs 20 lakh
Anuj RawatRs 3.4 crore
Akash DeepRs 20 lakh

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Released Players List 2024

Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood , Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, Siddharth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav, Shadab Ahmed.  

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Captains

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis (iplt20)Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis (iplt20)

Former Royal Challengers Bengaluru captain Virat Kohli has led the franchise across a maximum number of matches from 2011 onwards. 

While it is the South African former captain Faf du Plessis who has been leading the side since the previous season. 

While there have been many other big names like Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori, Rahul Dravid, and Kevin Pietersen who have led the franchise over the years, none of them have gone all the way to lead them to a title triumph, despite making it through to the grand finale three times during the 2009, 2011, and 2016 edition.

Faf du Plessis2022-202427
Virat Kohli2011-2021143667034
Shane Watson 201731200
Daniel Vettori2011-201228151300
Anil Kumble2009-201035
Kevin Pietersen
Rahul Dravid20081441000

Faf du Plessis

The veteran batter from South Africa was bought by the RCB for INR 7 crore at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Faf du Plessis took over the captaincy of RCB in the year 2022, he has captained the team for 23 matches out of which RCB has won 12 games and lost 11 matches. 

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli led RCB from 2011-2021 (iplt20)Virat Kohli led RCB from 2011-2021 (iplt20)

When the IPL began few people could have foretold that some of these players would one day conquer the world. Virat Kohli was also one of the names that the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) franchise bought into their team, and he is still a member of the same team, which is a record because no other player has done the same.

Virat Kohli, " The Chase Master" has led the franchise across a maximum number of matches from 2011 onwards. He has led the Team in 143 matches with 66 victories in them. 

Shane Watson 

Shane Watson had led RCB across three matches during the 2017 edition, after Kohli had missed those fixtures due to a shoulder injury he had sustained during the Ranchi Test against Australia that year.

Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori has led the 2011-2012 edition and during this time, New Zealand veteran Cricketer has led RCB for 22 matches in which RCB has won 12 matches. 

Anil Kumble

 Anil Kumble who took charge of the RCB captaincy in 2009. He led the franchise in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, respectively. Kumble led RCB to the finals of 2009 and playoffs in 2010 season. Under his captaincy, Bengaluru played 26 games and won 15 and lost 11 matches. He was part of 51 games for RCB and took 53 wickets, with a best of 5/5.

Kevin Pietersen 

After a terrible inaugural season, the team management decided to make the wholesale changes to the squad ahead of the 2009 season. The Bengaluru-based franchise signed the former destructive Englishman Kevin Pietersen for a record-breaking amount and also handed over the captaincy to him.

The franchise won only two of the first six games under the new leadership. 

Rahul Dravid 

Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of the Indian cricket team, led the franchise in the inaugural season in 2018. Under his captaincy, RCB has played 14 matches and has just won four matches and lost 10 matches. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Coach 

Andy Flower was the head coach of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) since their inception ahead of IPL 2022 and spearheaded the team to the playoffs in both of their seasons so far.

Former Zimbabwean skipper Andy Flower has taken over as the new head coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Flower has succeeded Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson and head coach Sanjay Bangar, whose contract with the franchise concluded.

Flower has previously coached the England national team and most recently served as a consultant to Australia in Ashes 2023.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Squad: FAQs

Q.1 Who is the most expensive player in RCB 2024?

Answer: The most expensive player of the IPL RCB Team 2024 is Virat Kohli having the cost of Rs 15 crores.

Q.2 Who is owner of RCB?

Answer: The team is owned by United Spirits Limited, a Diageo Group company.

Q.3 Which is the first match of IPL 2024?

Answer: The IPL 24 will kick off on March 22 with defending champions Chennai Super Kings facing Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Chepauk

Q.4 Who is captain RCB in 2024?

Answer: Royal Challengers Bengaluru will be led by Faf du Plessis in IPL 2024.