October 3, 2023
rcb 2018

Royal Challengers Bangalore is all set for the new challenge!!!

As always, this time Royal Challengers Bangalore is very strong on papers as well.

The selection crew of Royal Challengers Bangalore retained their core players;  ie – Virat Kohli, AB de villiers and the local guy Sarfaraz Khan. This retention of their captain Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers is as expected, but Sarfaraz Khan, where also retained may be because of his recent form and because of the likes of the local guy in the team. By retaining these 3 players to their side, they managed to set up a strong batting line up and a captain to head their side as well.

The team selection committee, well executed their tailor made plan and their by managed to maintain a right mix of batsman, bowlers and all rounders.

As we all know the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be lead by Virat Kohli, who is in full form and have showcased his Master class throughout the innings that he had played over these years and also showed his temperament during the pressure games in recent times and once again he is all set for the Ipl 2018.

The selection committee had 49 crores and with this money they started their bid and spent around 48.85 crores. Their costliest bid is for Chris Woakes, for whom they paid around 7.4 crores.

In their previous editions of the Ipl, Royal Challengers Bangalore payed more attention to their batting line up than bowling line up, but this time it was different.

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This time they focused more on the balance as well.

Bowling Department

This time the bowling line up is best in this edition compared with the batting line up. But as far as the Royal Challengers Bangalore are concerned ahead of the Ipl 2018 auction. The Royal Challengers Bangalore bought some fresh fast bowlers, who recently performed well in their recent innings. The pacers like Mohammed Siraj, Chris Woakes, Tim Southee and Umesh Yadav, who really have some good experience as well as the capability to bowl in the death overs and rope their victory to their side.

Bowling Line up

Yuzvendra Chahal

Umesh Yadav

Tim Southee

Nathan Coulter Nile

Mohammed Siraj

Aniket Choudhary

Kulwant Khejroliya

Murugan Ashwin.

Batting Department

The team’s batting department will be lead by Virat Kohli and will be supported by his fellow players. Most likely the opening combination will be Virat with their new recruit and former player of the Chennai Super Kings Brendon McCullum and they also have some experienced and young power hitters like AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan, so the formation seals batting line up of the Royal Challengers Bangalore is all set and good to go.

Batting Line up

Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers

Sarfaraz Khan

Brendon McCullum

Manan Vohra

Mandeep Singh

All Rounders Department

The team has manged to pull the best quality all rounders into the team, as far as shorter formats are concerned, all rounders plays a vital story of winning the game for the team. In this segment the selection committee has balanced experience and fresh combos.

All rounders Line up

Chris Woakes

Colin de Grandhomme

Moeen Ali

Pawan Negi

Washington Sundar

Pavan Deshpande

Aniruddha Joshi


Finally the team selection crew managed to get some quality players on all the department and now is that the Captain has a plenty of options to choose from, So the Captain Kohli have shortlisted the right playing XI and gear up to grab the grand title this time.

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