Royal Challengers Bangalore: VIVO Indian Premier League 2018

The biggest cricket league in the world is back! The best of T20 cricket - the IPL! Read on for what to expect in 2018 from Royal Challengers Bangalore

It is pretty bizarre that RCB have a grand total of 0 IPL titles to their name. They have always had a fantastic squad, and have reached as many as three finals but never quite crossed the final hurdle. IPL 11 will have them chomping at the bit to correct this anomaly. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were understandably retained along with Sarfaraz Khan, while spin twins Pawan Negi and Bengaluru favourite Yuzvendra Chahal were bought using their RTM options. The squad is further strengthened with Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCulum, Quinton de Kock, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes. You would also be hard-pressed to find two better cricketing minds on head coach and batting coach duties than Daniel Vettori and Gary Kirsten. Is this finally the year they come good? Their loyal home crowd will certainly hope so.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Schedule

  • April 08, KKR vs. RCB, 8 p.m., Kolkata
  • April 13, RCB vs. KXIP, 8 p.m., Bengaluru
  • April 17, MI vs. RCB, 8 p.m., Mumbai
  • April 21, DD vs. RCB, 8 p.m., Delhi
  • April 25, RCB vs. CSK, 8 p.m., Bengaluru
  • April 29, RCB vs. KKR, 8 p.m., Bengaluru
  • May 01, RCB vs. MI, 8 p.m., Bengaluru
  • May 05, CSK vs. RCB, 4 p.m., Chennai
  • May 07, SRH vs. RCB, 8 p.m., Hyderabad
  • May 12, RCB vs. DD, 8 p.m., Bengaluru
  • May 14, KXIP vs. RCB, 8 p.m., Mohali
  • May 17, RCB vs. SRH, 8 p.m., Bengaluru
  • May 19, RR vs. RCB, 4 p.m., Jaipur

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

  • Virat Kohli (India)
  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
  • Sarfaraz Khan (India)
  • Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
  • Manan Vohra (India)
  • Mandeep Singh (India)
  • Chris Woakes (England)
  • Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)
  • Moeen Ali (England)
  • Pawan Negi (India)
  • Washington Sundar (India)
  • Pavan Deshpande (India)
  • Aniruddha Joshi (India)
  • Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
  • Parthiv Patel (India)
  • Yuzvendra Chahal (India)
  • Umesh Yadav (India)
  • Tim Southee (New Zealand)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australia)
  • Mohammed Siraj (India)
  • Navdeep Saini (India)
  • Aniket Choudhary (India)
  • Kulwant Khejroliya (India)
  • Murugan Ashwin (India)

Royal Challengers Bangalore Admin & Support Staff

  • 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

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