RCB Team 2023 Playing 11, IPL Players List, Retained Players, Fixtures

RCB Team 2023: During these extremely tough times, when pandemic has hit our day to day lives and we are going through difficult times, IPL always gives a pleasant feeling and a much require distraction.

It is considered as the most dynamic tournaments around the cricketing world in which every cricketer wishes to play and every franchise competes to win the prized tournament.

Among all other franchise we will be concentrating on RCB Team 2023 and their list of players who will be playing for RCB.

Even before the date of  IPL Auction 2023 had been announced, Virat Kohli had personally stepped down from the captaincy of the team and therefore RCB had to not only look for RCB Team 2023 players but also had to robe in a player with captaincy material which they had undoubtedly succeed.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is yet to win an IPL Trophy but this time they have dynamic players in both batting and bowling departments.

Every team had a chance to retain four of their players from the previous season and RCB retained only three of them- 

Virat Kohli : It is of no surprise that RCB has retained Virat Kohli who has not only led RCB with his smart captaincy but also has lead from front with the bat by playing many match winning knocks.

He is the top scorer in IPL history with 6283 runs. He is undoubtedly the best batsman among the RCB team 2023 players list.

Glen Maxwell : One of the most destructive batsman in the world who can take on the opposition single handedly with his explosive style of batting.

He also provides an added advantage with his spin bowling.

He was line for the captaincy of the RCB but due to the Australian series against Pakistan, he will not be available for the first few matches.

Mohammed Siraj : For his exceptional death bowling, he has been retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He has been one of economical bowlers for RCB in the previous season and has good chemistry with the team and especially with Virat Kohli.

Despite a mediocre performance by RCB in the previous season,  Siraj has silenced his critics with his tremendous bowling skills.

RCB Team 2023: Highlights

Name of the TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore RCB
RepresentsBangalore, Karnataka
Owned ByUnited Spirits Limited
ChairmanPrathamesh Mishra
Founded On2008
Home GroundM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Team ManagerSoumyadeep Pyne
Direct of Cricket OperationsMike Hesson
Head CoachSanjay Bangar
Batting and Spin Bowling CoachSridharan Sriram
Balling CoachAdam Griffith
Fielding Coach and Head of ScoutingMalolan Rangarajan
CaptainFaf du Plessis
Seasons Played15: 2008 – 2022
Titles WonNone
ColourRed and Black
Kit ManufacturerPuma

RCB Retained and Released Players for 16th Edition of IPL

RCB chose to retain 18 players and they only created a room for Rs. 8.75 Crore in their purse as they go ahead with the auction.

They released the Australian Pacer Jason Behrendorff, Indian Youngster Aneeshwar Gautam, Left-Arm Medium Bowler Chama Milind, Young Batsman Luvnith Sisodia, and West Indian Sherfane Rutherford.

They have almost retained the whole of their team. The retentions look very understandable and it is evident that RCB has not taken a whole risk or completely renew their team. Behrendorff has already found his way to the Mumbai Indians team as per trade.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Players for IPL 2023

Take a close look at all the players that will be definitely sporting the Royal Challengers Jersey in IPL 2023:

1.Faf du PlessisCaptain
Right Handed Batsman
South African
2.Virat KohliRight Handed BatsmanIndian
3.Dinesh KarthikRight Handed BatsmanIndian
4.Shahbaz AhmedLeft Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Slow Left-Arm Orthodox BowlingIndian
5.Wanindu HasarangaRight-Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Right-Arm Leg SpinSri Lankan
6.David WilleyLeft Arm Fast-Medium Bowler and Left Handed BatsmanEnglish
7.Karn SharmaLeft Handed Batsman All Rounder with Leg Break BowlingIndian
8.Glenn MaxwellRight Handed Batsman All Rounder with Right Arm Off Break BowlingAustralian
9.Anuj RawatLeft Handed Wicketkeeping BatsmanIndian
10.Finn AllenRight Handed BatsmanNew Zealand
11.Harshal PatelRight Arm Fast-Medium BowlerIndian
12.Mohammed SirajRight Arm Fast-Medium BowlerIndian
13.Josh HazlewoodRight Arm Fast-Medium BowlerAustralian
14.Siddarth KaulRight Arm Fast-Medium BowlerIndian
15.Mahipal LomrorLeft Handed Batsman All-Rounder with Slow Left-Arm Orthodox BowlingIndian
16.Suyash PrabhudessaiRight Handed BatsmanIndian
17.Rajat PatidarRight Handed BatsmanIndian
18.Akash DeepRight Arm Medium BowlerIndian
19.Reece TopleyLeft Arm Fast BowlerEngland
20.Himanshu SharmaRigh Arm Leg Spin BowlerIndia
21.Will JacksRight-Hand BatterEngland
22.Rajan KumarLeft Arm Fast bowlerIndia
23.Avinash SinghRight Arm Fast bowlerIndia
24Sonu YadavAll Rounder Right Arm Fast Bowler and Right Hand BatsmenIndia
25.Manoj BhandageAll Rounder Right Arm Fast Bowler and Left hand BatsmenIndia

Captain of Bangalore IPL Team: Faf du Plessis

Virat Kohli backed off from the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the Mega Auction 2022. The team of Chennai Super Kings failed to retain Faf du Plessis and even in the auction, they did not go big in order to chase him back.

In a high-bid auction battle, RCB gained Faf. He was the perfect skipper option apart from Kohli and he was crowned so.

He has captained the national side of South Africa for a good while. du Plessis has proved as a very bankable player in terms of runs and the amount of experience he brings to the table is exceptional.

RCB qualified the previous season under stellar captaincy. They made it to Qualifier 2. The team has been performing pretty well in last three seasons considering their record. Faf can continue the better performance streaks, for sure.

Top Buys at IPL Auction 2023

RCB had to start from scratch to build the RCB Team 2023 squad.

Nevertheless RCB have successfully picked up players who have the capability to win matches single handedly.  

RCB Team management has been able to successfully build a bold brigade for excellence for the upcoming IPL season and will definitely be one of top contenders to win the IPL Trophy 2023.

  1. Harshal Patel : One of most expensive buys by the team management at Rs. 10.75 Crores. He has impressed everyone with his death bowling skills. In the previous season, he was the most wicket taker and thereby the purple cap holder with 32 wickets in his kitty.
  2. WaninduHasaranga : The all-rounder from Sri-Lanka was bought at Rs. 10.75 Crores. He has impressed every one with his leg break and to add to this he also can bat and win matches for his team.
  3. Josh Hazelwood : The Australian pace spearhead was purchases at Rs. 7.75 Crores. He would bring much needed stability in their boing attack.
  4. Faf Du Plessis : He was one of the impressive buys by the RCB team management. When ViratKohli announced his stepping down as captain, RCB Team 2023 needed a player who would step up to lead their team. Faf Du Plessis would be a perfect choice with both his experience and batting power, he can lead his team to their opening trophy. Even though RCB management has not yet announced the RCB Team 2023 captain but he will be among the top contenders to lead the team.
  5. Dinesh Karthik : The wicket keeper batsmen has impressed everyone with his six hitting power and has been a key asset for the Indian team especially in T20s. He would give a much needed cushion in the lower order of RCB. 

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Complete List of Players of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Lets look at the RCB team 2023 players list with price that they were bought at Auction or retained before the IPL Auction: 

Sr. No.PlayerRetained/Bought Price (INR)
1Virat KohliRetained 15 crore
2Glenn MaxwellRetained11 crore
3Mohammed SirajRetained7 crore
4Dinesh KarthikBought5.5 crore
5Harshal PatelBought10.75 crore
6Josh HazlewoodBought7.75 crore
7Wanindu HasarangaBought10.75 crore
8Faf Du PlessisBought7 crore
9Anuj RawatBought3.4 crore
10Shahbaz AhamadBought2.4 crore
11Akash DeepBought20 lakh
12Mahipal LomrorBought95 lakh
13Finn AllenBought80 lakh
14Sherfane RutherfordBought1 crore
15Jason Behrendorff Bought75 lakh
16Suyash PrabhudessaiBought30 lakh
17Chama Milind    Bought25 lakh
18Aneeshwar GautamBought20 lakh
19Siddharth Kaul 75 lakh
20Luvnith Sisodia 20 lakh
21David Willey 2 crore

Analyzing RCB Squad 2023

Their bowling department looks quite sensational in this RCB Team 2023 and will give tough times to the batsmen of other teams in this year’s IPL.

They have the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff and Siddharth Kaul in their fast bowling department.

Their spin department even though lacks experience but has players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Finn Allen and Shahbaz Ahamad who have proven themselves by giving match winning performances  for their respective countries. 

Talking about the batting department, which looks solid on paper with the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and other well known players.

Every one of these players are proven match winners and have a loads of experience when it comes to T20 cricket. 

Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli will be having the charge of giving their team a foundation on which rest of the players will build upon.

They also have great Indian talents like Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Luvnith Sisodia and others who are very much on their way to establishing themselves in International platform and IPL will give them a platform to showcase their talents in front of the world. 

They also have phenomenal all-rounders who can win matches with both bat and bowl.

The Australian All-rounder Glen Maxwell tops the list in the RCB squad and is also in good form.

RCB will be looking forward to him as he will be one of the key players if RCB has go on to win the tournament. 

RCB squad also consists of Suyash Prabhudessai, Harshal Patel, David Willey and Wanindu Hasaranga who can play handy roles for RCB.

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Final Words

For RCB Team 2023, the foremost challenge is to find an apt successor of Virat Kohli and also to have a balanced playing eleven.

They have very much invested in the domestic talents which they have successfully  built on by buying players of caliber from domestic circuit.

They also have expereinced players who can share valuable informations with other young players.

They also have added stronger bowling options to their squad.

Moreover RCB Team 2023 have players like Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, Glen Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik and many others who will be the cornerstone of the squad .

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