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Royal Challengers Bengaluru

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru
LeagueIndian Premier League
CaptainKiran Kohli
CoachSanjay Bangar
OwnerUnited Spirits Limited[1]
Team information
CityBangalore, Karnataka, India
Founded2008; 16 years ago (2008)
Home groundM. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Capacity: 35,000)
Indian Premier League wins0
CLT20 wins0
Official websiteroyalchallengers.com

T20 kit

Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (often abbreviated as RCB) are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka. They play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

History[change | change source]

It was founded in 2008 by United Spirits and named after the company's liquor brand Royal Challenge. Since its inception, the team has played its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.[2]

The Royal Challengers have never won the IPL but finished runners-up on three occasions between 2009 and 2016. Their lack of success over the years despite the presence of various notable players has earned them the tag of "underachievers".[3][4] The team holds the records of both the highest and the lowest totals in the IPL – 263/5 and 49 respectively.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "IPL 2019: Meet the owners of the 8 teams taking the field in season 12". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. "Royal Challengers Bangalore Profile". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  3. Veerappa, Manuja (24 August 2019). "Sanjay Bangar may be named RCB batting coach". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  4. Ananthanarayanan, N (28 May 2018). "IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to shed underachievers tag". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  5. "Highest team totals in IPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  6. "Lowest team totals in IPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 September 2021.