The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is the team that is yet to win an IPL Trophy despite featuring in three finals. This year, they had a great time at the IPL 2019 Auction and unlike most other teams, they have actually managed to improve their team from the last year. They have added meat to their batting and bowling attack which will improve their chances to lift the trophy this year. This year, RCB are finally up to the challenge under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
RCB Full Squad for IPL 2019:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has never won the IPL but finished as the runner-up for three times. They are currently just one Indian player short to complete the 25-man squad for IPL 2019 while they bought seven Indian players and two overseas players during the IPL 2019 Auction.
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Retained: Virat Kohli (captain), Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Tim Southee
Traded In: Marcus Stoinis
Purchased in IPL 2019 Auction: Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Prayas Ray Barman, Akshdeep Nath
RCB have Virat Kohli. That amounts to two batsmen at least. They have India’s one of the smartest spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal. These two currently are in a league of their own. They have Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Gurkeerat Singh and youngster Shivam Dube as support. If these four can support the top cast, RCB will be an unbeatable side.
When it comes to foreign players, RCB has AB de Villiers. That amounts to two batsmen at least. In Moeen Ali, Colin De Grandhomme, Corey Anderson and Chris Woakes they have four of the finest all-rounders in the T20 World. Along with that, they have Shimron Hetmyer and Henrich Klaasen as well who did well during the Windies tour of India. They can pick and choose the right combination according to pitch conditions and team balance. With Tim Southee, they have experience as well.
Virat Kohli $
AB de Villiers
Henrich Klaasen/ Shimron Hetmyer $
Moeen Ali / Marcus Stoinis $
Umesh Yadav/ Tim Southee $
$ – Foreign Players
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RCB have a brilliant backup base, they can potentially have numerous successful combinations. On a spinning track, if needed they can include Moeen Ali in place of the Stoinis. If they need someone to attack at the top, they can choose Anderson over Grandhomme as well. They can well play Tim Southee on a track that assists fast bowlers.