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The Royal Challengers Bangalore are franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the original eight teams in the IPL, the team has made three final appearances in the IPL, losing all of them (in 2009 to the Deccan Chargers, in 2011 to the Chennai Super Kings and in 2016 to the Sunrisers Hyderabad). The team also finished runners-up in the 2011 CLT20, losing the final against the Mumbai Indians.

Team Royal Challengers Bangalore:

CaptainVirat Kohli
CoachDaniel Vettori
OwnerUnited Spirits

About Royal Challengers Bangalore:

CityBangalore, Karnataka, India
Founded2008
Home groundM. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Indian Premier League wins0
CLT20 wins0

Royal Challengers Bangalore Livery:

Vijay Mallya wanted to associate one of his top-selling liquor brands, either McDowell’s No.1 or Royal Challenge with the team. The latter was chosen, hence the name.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Theme Song:

  • 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 Trivediand written by Anshu Sharma.
  • A new anthem, “Here We Go The Royal Challengers” was created for the 2013 season and was used till 2015. The anthem “Play Bold”was composed by Salim–Sulaiman, sung by Siddharth Basrurand was released in 2016 during the launch of jerseys for the season.
  • For 2017, the same anthem was recomposed and sung by Anand Bhaskar in 6 languages – English, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi.

 Royal Challengers Bangalore Ambassadors:

Katrina Kaif was roped in as the brand ambassador for the team in 2008, but later stepped down due to her prior commitments with filmmakers. Deepika Padukone, Ramya, Puneeth Rajkumar, Upendra and Ganesh have been the ambassadors for the team in the initial seasons.

 Sponsors Royal Challengers Bangalore:

YearKit ManufacturerFront BrandingBack BrandingChest Branding
2008ReebokRoyal ChallengeReebok
2009Whyte and Mackay
2010Royal ChallengeMcDowell’s No.1
2011McDowell’s No.1Royal Challenge
2012McDowell’s No.1Royal Challenge
2013Royal Challenge
2014HuaweiKingfisher
2015AdidasMidea
2016ZevenHero CyclesLloyd
2017Gionee
2018Eros NowDuraGuard CementHewlett-Packard

 Seasons Royal Challengers Bangalore:

YearIndian Premier League

 

Champions League Twenty20
2008League StageCancelled
2009Runners-upLeague Stage
2010SemifinalistsSemifinalists
2011Runners-upRunners-up
2012League stageDNQ
2013League stageDNQ
2014League stageDNQ
2015PlayoffsDefunct
YearIndian Premier League
2016Runners-up
2017League stage

 Administration Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Owner – (United Spirits Limited- Diageo)
  • Team director – Amrit Thomas
  • Team and cricket operations manager – Avinash Vaidya
  • Head coach – Daniel Vettori
  • Batting coach – Gary Kirsten
  • Bowling coach – Ashish Nehra
  • Batting talent development, analytics and fielding coach, and talent scout – Trent Woodhill
  • Bowling talent development and analytics – Andrew McDonald
  • Strength and conditioning coach – Basu Shanker
  • Physiotherapist – Evan Speechly
  • Acupressure Masseur – Ramesh Mane

Head Coaches Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Martin Crowe- 2008
  • Venkatesh Prasad – 2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2013
  • Ray Jennings – 2009 – 2013
  • Daniel Vettori – 2014–present

 Royal Challengers Bangalore Captains:

PlayerNationalityFirstLastMatWonLostTiedNRWin%
Rahul Dravid India20082008144100028.57
Kevin Pietersen England200920096240033.33
Anil Kumble India200920103519160054.28
Daniel Vettori New Zealand201120122815130053.57
Virat Kohli India201320177035302353.73

Players/Squad of Royal Challengers Bangalore:Virat Kohli | ipl 2018 | celebanything.com

Virat Kohli

Captain

Age:29 years 84 days
Playing role:Top-order batsman
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium

Moeen Ali

Overseas Player

Age:30 years 224 days
Playing role:Batting allrounder
Batting:Left-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm offbreak

Corey Anderson

Overseas Player

Age:27 years 46 days
Playing role:Batting allrounder
Batting:Left-hand bat
Bowling:Left-arm medium-fast

Murugan Ashwin

Age:27 years 142 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Legbreak googly

Yuzvendra Chahal

Age:27 years 189 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Legbreak googly

Aniket Choudhary

Age:28 years 0 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Left-arm medium

Colin de Grandhomme

Overseas Player

Age:31 years 190 days
Playing role:Allrounder
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm fast-medium

Quinton de Kock

Overseas Player

Age:25 years 42 days
Playing role:Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting:Left-hand bat

Pavan Deshpande

Age:28 years 134 days
Playing role:Allrounder
Batting:Left-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm offbreak

AB de Villiers

Overseas Player

Age:33 years 345 days
Playing role:Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium

Aniruddha Joshi

Age:30 years 82 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm offbreak

Sarfaraz Khan

Age:20 years 93 days
Playing role:Middle-order batsman
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Legbreak

Kulwant Khejroliya

Age:25 years 321 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Left-hand bat
Bowling:Left-arm medium-fast

Brendon McCullum

Overseas Player

Age:36 years 123 days
Playing role:Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium

Mandeep Singh

Age:26 years 41 days
Playing role:Allrounder
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium

Mohammed Siraj

Age:23 years 321 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium-fast

Pawan Negi

Age:25 years 22 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Left-hand bat
Bowling:Slow left-arm orthodox

Parthiv Patel

Wicketkeeper

Age:32 years 325 days
Playing role:Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting:Left-hand bat

Navdeep Saini

Age:25 years 66 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium

Tim Southee

Overseas Player

Age:29 years 48 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium-fast

Manan Vohra

Age:24 years 194 days
Playing role:Opening batsman
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm medium

Washington Sundar

Age:18 years 115 days
Playing role:Middle-order batsman
Batting:Left-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm offbreak

Chris Woakes

Overseas Player

Age:28 years 332 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm fast-medium

Umesh Yadav

Age:30 years 95 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm fast-medium

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Withdrawn Player

Age:30 years 109 days
Playing role:Bowler
Batting:Right-hand bat
Bowling:Right-arm fast