RCB All-Time XI – Consistently Inconsistent




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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.

The Catch

  • 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?

The Highlights

  • 2009, 2011, 2016 – (Runners Up), 2010, 2015 – (3rd)

MY RCB All Time XI

  1. Chris Gayle (2011-2017)
  2. Virat Kohli (2008-2019)
  3. Parthiv Patel (2014-2019) – WK
  4. Jacques Kallis (2008-2010)
  5. AB De Villiers (2011-2019)
  6. Ross Taylor (2008-2010)
  7. Robin Uthappa (2009-2010)
  8. Yuzvendra Chahal (2014-2019)
  9. Anil Kumble (2008-2010) – Captain
  10. Zaheer Khan (2008-2013)
  11. 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 StatsCricinfo IPL All-Time XI

Image Courtesy: Virat KohliNAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; AB De Villiers – paddynapper / CC BY-SA 2.0; Chris GayleNAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; Rahul DravidChubby Chandru / via CC 2.0




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