Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Vivo IPL - Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team 2018 Squad

Red Army
Indian Premier League
Virat Kohli
Daniel Vettori
United Spirits
Team information
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
(home) (away)
Home ground
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Secondary home ground(s)
Indian Premier League wins
CLT20 wins

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (often abbreviated as RCB) is a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). One of the actual eight teams in the “Indian Premier League” (IPL), the team has accomplished three final appearances in the IPL, losing every 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 completed runners-up in the 2011 CLT20, losing the final against the Mumbai Indians.

The playground of the Royal Challengers is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The team is presently captained by Virat Kohli and coached by Daniel Vettori. The team holds the records of both the maximum and the lowest total in the IPL (263/5 and 49).

Franchise history

Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament prepared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). For the opening tournament detained in April–June 2008, the BCCI had finalized a list of 8 teams who will be participating in the tournament. The teams representing 8 different different cities of India, including Bangalore, were put up on auction in Mumbai on 20 February 2008 and the Bangalore team was owned by Vijay Mallya, who paid US$111.6 million for it. This was the second highest bid for a team in the IPL, next only to Reliance Industries Ltd.'s bid of $111.9 million for the Mumbai Indians team.

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Mallya's home brand Royal Challenge became the primary sponsor of the team from the start of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Since then United Spirits Limited (now a secondary of Diageo) used about all advertisement slots on the attire for the promotion of their brands. Kingfisher, McDowell's No.1, Whyte and Mackay, White Mischief were importantly advertised on the jerseys in the initial seasons. Into 2014, for the first time, Huawei, a non-home brand obtained the main slot on the jersey for two seasons. In 2016, Hero Cycles took in excess of at the head jersey sponsor correspondingly.
As of 2015, the team had United Spirits, Huawei and Kingfisher as the most important sponsors. Midea, Tata Motors (labeled Tata Bolt), Britannia Industries, TGS Constructions, 7 UP, Ed Hardy, Allen Career Institute, DNA Network, Mallya Hospital, Fever 104 FM, Redbus, Uber and Adidas were the correlate sponsors.
Into 2016, Royal Challengers Bangalore has its own brand Kingfisher by United Breweries Group beside with Hero Cycles as the principle sponsors. Lloyd Air Conditioners, LYF, Tata Zest, Britannia, Himalaya, Acer, Ola are the companion sponsors. Zeven, a multi sports apparel product by Mahesh Bhupathi and Shikhar Dhawan be replaced Adidas as the kit sponsors. 7 UP, Manipal Hospitals Klang, Fever 104 FM and DNA group are the official partners for 2016.
The squad prominently displayed the liquor brands owned by Vijay Mallya through UB Group such as Royal Challenge, McDowells No.1, White Mischief, Kingfisher etc. until 2013. In 2014, no liquor brands were publicized on the apparel; however Royal Challenge Sports Gear and Kingfisher Packaged Drinking Water are displayed on the jerseys from 2014.

Administration and support staff

The squad is owned by Diageo through United Spirits Limited. Amrit Thomas acts as the principal of team. Retired Indian cricketer player “Brijesh Patel” leads as the CEO for the team. “Russell Adams” is the vice leader for commercial operations. Avinash Vaidya is the squad manager. Daniel Vettori heads the coaching team which consists of Allan Donald “bowling coach”, Trent Woodhill (batting and fielding coach), Even Speechly (physio) and Shankar Basu (power and condition coach). In the earlier seasons, Martin Crowe and Ray Jennings had coached the team. The team was formerly mentored by Charu Sharma and Anil Kumble.
  • Owner - (United Spirits Limited - Diageo)
  • Team director - Amrit Thomas
  • Head of cricket operations - Brijesh Patel
  • Cricket operations and team manager - Avinash Vaidya
  • VP of commercial operations and cricket academy - Russell Adams
  • Head coach - Daniel Vettori
  • Assistant coach - Bharat Arun
  • Batting and fielding coach - Trent Woodhill
  • Bowling coach - Allan Donald
  • Strength and conditioning coach - Shanker Basu
  • Physiotherapist - Evan Speechly
  • Massage therapist - Arun Kanade
  • Masseur - Ramesh Mane


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


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