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Bengaluru-based Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from Bengaluru and plays its home match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. But in IPL 2021, all matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at its home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.
 
RCB owners
 
RCB is owned by United Spirits and it is one of the first eight teams that were founded in 2008. Despite having a very strong team on paper, Bangalore failed to win a single title in 13 years of Indian Premier League. RCB finished eighth in the 2017 edition and then finished sixth in IPL 2018.
 
RCB’s best performances in IPL history
 
RCB has played three finals in the IPL but lost all of them (in 2009 to the Deccan Chargers, in 2011 to the Chennai Super Kings and in 2016 to Sunrisers Hyderabad).
 
IPL 2019
 
In IPL 2019, Virat Kohli-led side RCB failed to make any impression as it languished at the bottom of the points table.
 
RCB in IPL 2020
 
The fortunes of Royal Challengers Bangalore changed in previous season as the marquee event moved out of India due to Covid-19 pandemic. RCB put a good show in the league phase and qualified for the playoffs after 4 years. But its campaign has ended in the eliminator as it failed to overcome Sunrisers Hyderabad.
 
RCB record
 
Interestingly, Bangalore holds the records for both highest and lowest totals in the IPL (263/5 and 49 all out respectively).
 
Full list of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL 2021 players list, along with their salaries:

Players bought in IPL 2021 auction

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Players name Type Auction price
Kyle Jamieson All-Rounder Rs 15 crore
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder Rs 14.25 crore
Dan Christian All-Rounder Rs 4.80 crore
Sachin Baby Batsman Rs 20 lakh
Rajat Patidar Batsman Rs 20 lakh
Mohammed Azharudeen Wicket Keeper Rs 20 lakh
Suyash Prabhudesai All-Rounder Rs 20 lakh
Kona Srikar Bharat Wicket Keeper Rs 20 lakh

Player Price
Virat Kohli Rs 17 crore
A B de Villiers Rs 11 crore
Yuzvendra Chahal Rs 6 crore
Aaron Finch Rs 4.4 crore
Kane Richardson Rs 4 crore
Washington Sundar Rs 3.2 crore
Navdeep Saini Rs 3 crore
Mohammed Siraj Rs 2.60 crore
Daniel Sams (traded from DC) NA
Harshal Patel (traded from DC) NA
Devdutt Padikkal Rs 20 lakh
Finn Allen (replaces Joshua Philippe) Rs 20 lakh
Pavan Deshpande (uncapped) Rs 20 lakh
Shahbaz Ahmad (uncapped) Rs 20 lakh

Check RCB full schedule list, match timings and venues details here

Royal Challengers Bangalore full schedule for IPL 2021
Dates Opponents Venue Time
9-Apr Mumbai Indians MA Chidambaram Stadium 7:30 PM
14-Apr Sunrisers Hyderabad MA Chidambaram Stadium 7:30 PM
18-Apr Kolkata Knight Riders MA Chidambaram Stadium 3:30 PM
22-Apr Rajasthan Royals Mumbai 7:30 PM
25-Apr Chennai Super Kings Mumbai 3:30 PM
27-Apr Delhi Capitals Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera 7:30 PM
30-Apr Punjab Kings Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera 7:30 PM
3-May Kolkata Knight Riders Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera 7:30 PM
6-May Punjab Kings Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera 7:30 PM
9-May Sunrisers Hyderabad Eden Gardens, Kolkata 7:30 PM
14-May Delhi Capitals Eden Gardens, Kolkata 7:30 PM
16-May Rajasthan Royals Eden Gardens, Kolkata 3:30 PM
20-May Mumbai Indians Eden Gardens, Kolkata 7:30 PM
23-May Chennai Super Kings Eden Gardens, Kolkata 7:30 PM