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Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2021 – RCB Team Squad 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore have announced their squad ahead of Indian Premier League 2021 season. The team has made some changes in their squad by recruiting new players to appear as a completely changed team than the previous seasons. Royal Challengers Bangalore team 2021 recruited Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, and Kane Richardson as overseas players.

Virat Kohli is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, while AB de Villiers is the vice-captain to the team. AB de Villiers and Virat are the best players in the RCB squad as both are held by the franchise since there first inclusion in the group. RCB have released Marcus stones, Shimron Hetmyer, Nathan coulter-Nile, and Colin De Grandhomme.

Some of the Other important changes in the RCB squad the removal Tim Southee, Heinrich Klaasen, and Milind Kumar. The new players in the RCB squad 2021 to strengthen every unit bowling, batting, and all-rounder. Parthiv Patel, Josh Philippe, and AB de Villiers are the wicket-keeper batsmen in the RCB team.

Top-Order Batsmen

The top-order batting line Royal Challengers Bangalore has four specialist batsmen who can do an excellent job for RCB in building partnerships and getting runs earlier. Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, and Gurkeerat Singh are the top order batsmen in the RCB squad. Virat is the leading run-scorer for the RCB who has scored more than 5000 runs in his IPL career.

Kohli has an average of 37.84 runs in the IPL Twenty20 career with his 113 runs as highest individual runs. Gurkeerat Singh is the top-order batsman who is held by Royal Challengers Bangalore from their IPL 2019 squad. Singh got few chances of appearance for RCB in the last season to get runs on the board.

He is signed by the RCB result of the 2021 IPL players auction list for INR 50 lacs. Another young cricketer Devdutt Padikkal retained by the franchise from the RCB squad IPL 12. He is brilliant with the bat that becomes the only reason for his retention in the squad. Padikkal is currently representing the Indian U-19 team for the U-19 ICC World Cup.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has signed Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch who is playing for the VIII team in his IPL career. Finch has represented many franchises since 2010 when he got into the Rajasthan Royals squad. His aggressive batting style is the key for RCB to give the team a flying start to scored big totals.

RCB All-rounders

Royal Challengers Bangalore Have six all-rounder in the team squad for the IPL Twenty20. These six players include Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, and Pavan Deshpande. Dube is the hot pick in the Royal Challengers Bangalore Team 2021, by any franchise in the IPL Twenty20 action 2021.

Shivam is bought by the franchise for INR 5 Crores, followed by his outstanding performances in the Mumbai T20 Cricket League. He muscled 5 consecutive sixes in the Mumbai T20 League final over but didn’t get on the line. He is one of the best all-rounders in the RCB squad.

Another local player in the all-rounder list of RCB squad, Washington Sundar who is playing his 4th season of IPL. One of the best recruits by Royal Challengers Bangalore the inclusion of Chris Morris in the squad for the IPL 13. Morris will play his first season of Indian Premier League for RCB, who earlier has been the part of the CSK squad.

Chris Morris is known as one of the best T20 cricket all-rounders, for his outstanding batting and bowling pharmacies. One of his best innings in the IPL when he scored 82 runs of 32 for Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB has also retained Pavan Deshpande to play his third season of IPL.

English all-rounder Moeen Ali has played few games in the last season for RCB. He knocked an important inning of 66 runs in the last season for RCB to ensure a win. RCB has retained Pawan Negi since his first season for RCB in IPL 2017 as an all-rounder.

Wicket-keeper Batsmen

In the top order batting line, Royal Challengers Bangalore have 3 with specialist wicket keepers. AB de Villiers, Josh Philippi, and Parthiv Patel as a wicket-keeping option for RCB in the IPL Twenty20 season.

AB de Villiers has been consistently part of the RCB team squad since his first season for the team. In his IPL career, he marked five 100+ partnerships with Virat Kohli and two 200+ partnerships won the game for the team. AB de Villiers is in the list of top 10 players who have scored more than 4000 runs in the IPL.

The local wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel to play his third season of IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier he played for CSK. Royal Challenger Bangalore has got an Australian opening wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe who has a fantastic season of Big Bash 9 in recent times.

Bowling Unit

Yuzvendra Chahal is a right-arm off-break bowler who represented earlier Mumbai Indians and then auctioned to RCB. He is a very economical bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League who often concedes runs in his bowling spell. For his brilliant IPL seasons Chahal named by Cricbuzz and Crick info as IPL playing 11 in IPL in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have included the young bowler from Hyderabad Mohammed Siraj as striker bowler to make a pair with Kane Richardson at the start of the innings.  Siraj has outstanding stats in the Limited over cricket as he has 41 wickets in domestic cricket. He played the first season for SunRisers Hyderabad.

RCB picked Umesh Yadav as the fast medium-fast bowler for INR 4.2 crore who will play his third season the franchise. Umesh has played 119 matches in the Indian Premier League and get 119  wickets with his best bowling figure of 42/4.

Another local Navdeep Saini who will represent RCB for the IPL 2021 has played 16 matches in the IPL seasons so far. Royal Challengers Bangalore team 2021 bought Richardson as the attacking bowling option along with Dale Steyn. Three new players like Kane Richardson, Isuru Udana, and Shahbaz Ahmed to play their first season of the IPL for RCB.

RCB Team Squad 2021

RCB Squad IPL 2020Playing RoleYearIPL 2020 Salary (INR)
Virat KohliBatsman201817 Cr
Gurkeerat SinghBatsman201950 Lacs
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman201920 Lacs
Aaron FinchBatsman20201 Cr
Shivam DubeAll-Rounder20195 Cr
Moeen AliAll-Rounder20181.7 Cr
Pawan NegiAll-Rounder20181 Cr
Washington SundarAll-Rounder20183.2 Cr
Chris MorrisAll-Rounder201810 Cr
Pavan DeshpandeAll-Rounder202020 Lac
AB de VilliersWicket-Keeper20181 Cr
Parthiv PatelWicket-Keeper20181.7 Cr
Josh PhilippeWicket-Keeper202020 Lacs
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler20186 Cr
Mohammed SirajBowler20182.6 Cr
Umesh YadavBowler20184.2 Cr
Navdeep SainiBowler20183 Cr
Kane RichardsonBowler20204 Cr
Dale SteynBowler20202 Cr
Shahbaz AhmedBowler202020 Lacs
Isuru UdanaBowler202050 Lacs
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