RCB All-Time XI….this is a tough one.
The Royal Challengers from Bangalore. They have so far remained just that- challengers, not champions. Can they win it this time in 2020?
Only time will tell, but let us reflect back and look at the All-Time XI of RCB.
- Gayle, Kohli, and ABD – the three stars RCB has revolved around, but then who else?
- Kohli has played 177 games for RCB, ABD-126, Gayle-85, Chahal-83, and Vinay Kumar-64. The next in line is Zaheer Khan with mere 44 games.
- Bangalore gave the Indian team Dravid & Kumble, but do they even find a place in the XI?
- 2009, 2011, 2016 – (Runners Up), 2010, 2015 – (3rd)
MY RCB All Time XI
- Chris Gayle (2011-2017)
- Virat Kohli (2008-2019)
- Parthiv Patel (2014-2019) – WK
- Jacques Kallis (2008-2010)
- AB De Villiers (2011-2019)
- Ross Taylor (2008-2010)
- Robin Uthappa (2009-2010)
- Yuzvendra Chahal (2014-2019)
- Anil Kumble (2008-2010) – Captain
- Zaheer Khan (2008-2013)
- Umesh Yadav (2018-2019)
Honorable Mentions: Manish Pandey (2009-2010), Rahul Dravid (2008-2010), Dale Steyn (2008-2010, 2019)
Does it look like my bowling is not that strong? You are probably right and have just answered why RCB have yet to win an IPL.
Audience Poll – RCB All Time XI
- Pick 11 players from the list – with 4 foreign players maximum.
- You need to have a wicketkeeper and at least 5 bowling options.
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Do check out our All-Time XI for (1) RR/KKR and (2) KXIP/DC.
Sources: Cricinfo Stats, Cricinfo IPL All-Time XI
Image Courtesy: Virat Kohli – NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; AB De Villiers – paddynapper / CC BY-SA 2.0; Chris Gayle – NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; Rahul Dravid – Chubby Chandru / via CC 2.0