RCB - Squad, Stats over the years, Player Predictions

Author: Shreyas
08 Apr 2021 04:51:57
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IPL Performance over the years

2008 - 7th
2009 - Runner Up
2010 - Playoffs
2011 - Runner Up
2012 - 5th
2013 - 5th
2014 - 7th
2015 - Playoffs
2016 - Runner Up
2017 - 8th
2018 - 6th
2019 - 8th
2020 - Playoffs

Winning Percentage - 47.13%

Winning Percentage against all teams over the years

CSK - 36%
DC - 56.25%
KKR - 46.15%
MI - 35.18%
PBKS - 46.15%
RR - 50%
SRH - 44.11%

Squad - Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen, AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, Kona Srikar Bharat (wk)

No. of Matches on each venue in IPL 2021 

M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - 3 (Win% - 20%)
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - 2 (Win% - 30%)
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad - 4 (Win% - N.A)
Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 5 (Win% - 40%)

Players to Watch Out For 

1. Finn Allen - After an excellent Super Smash 2021 season for him, he got a call-up to replace Josh Phillippe for the Challengers, and also from the Kiwi squad to make his International debut against Bangladesh. His aggressive approach was carried forward by him into the International arena as well, where he ended up scoring 71(29) in the 10 over contest of the final T20I match against Bangladesh right before the IPL season. He could give the team the perfect start at the top which can be capitalized really well by Virat, ABD and Maxi down the order. But, having only 4 overseas spots in the starting XI, he might have to wait for his chance. But, do watch out for him when he features. 

2. Mohammad Azharudeen - Scored at a strike rate of 194.55 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali'2021 season. He is their Indian wicket keeper option and since Padikkal was tested covid positive recently, so until he recovers fully and is match fit, Azharudeen would be an ideal choice to open the innings with. He also has an aggressive approach and batting alongside Virat at that opening spot would be really exciting for him and he could make a mark out here as well. 

3. Virat Kohli - The skipper of the side, and ICC Ranked No.5 Batsman in the T20 format. He has led the team from the front and has scored more than 400 runs in each of the last 5 seasons. He is the only player to have featured for one franchise throughout his career, and would be looking forward on performing really well as an opener to be sure of his batting position for the T20I World Cup 2021. 

4. AB De Villiers - Mr.360 is undoubtedly a player to watch out for. He has been their best batsman throughout and his combination with Virat is unstoppable. He can single-handedly take away games from the oppositions and get his team back into reckoning even after an early top order collapse. He was also their keeper last season and would be likely to keep wickets this season as well. He is looking at a possibility of coming back into the International lineup for the World Cup and would love to perform well on these Indian wickets to base that decision on. 

5. Kyle Jamieson - A 15Cr purchase for one of the tallest people in the current squad. He has proved to be a really good batsman down the order and also a finisher which RCB were exactly looking for. But, his main role is his seam attack which in the T20 format hasn't looked so impressive, but has done really well in the other two formats and would look to make his purchase worth his price in his maiden IPL season. He usually doesn't start a season off well, but as the tournament goes ahead, he could be a player to watch out for and a bowler who could create havoc if used well. 

6. Glenn Maxwell - A 14.25Cr purchase. Once again he's one of the most expensive buys in the auction. He hasn't had a good IPL ever since the 2014 edition and even in the last season for Punjab, he didn't score a single six in the entire season nor got a single 30+ score with the bat. However, since the 2020 IPL edition, he has done well in the Big Bash as well as for the Aussies in the International fixtures. He would be playing with RCB for the first time and would look to make the full of his opportunity to bat alongside VK and ABD. 

7. Devdutt Padikkal - Recently tested covid positive, and would take a couple games to be fully match fit. But, he started the 2020 edition with 3 consecutive 50s to his name and also had a great domestic season with Karnataka in both Syed Mushtaq Ali as well as the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He would look to get his form and confidence ahead and make way into the India-A squad by having a good season yet again. He was the highest scorer for the franchise in the last season, even ahead of VK and ABD, and was the 8th highest run scorer overall in the previous IPL season. 

8. Yuzvendra Chahal - He has been really expensive with the ball in recent times and there are more spinners trying to make way into the Indian team. Chahal has been RCB's key bowler every season and yet again he's the only Indian legbreak bowler that the team has, and he'd have to make a comeback and ensure his position in the Indian squad for the T20I World Cup 2021. He has been a wicket taking bowler every season and could again do well out here. 


Team Prediction 
Top Run Scorer 
Virat Kohli/AB De Villiers

Top Wicket Taker 
Yuzvendra Chahal/Mohammad Siraj

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 02:12:51
Alex Carey said it will be down to each batter to find out the method and tempo which works best for them
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 09:02:29
"I will be exploring new opportunities in the world of cricket and the business side of it," former India medium pacer says
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 16:50:23
Calculative and magnificent 57 not out helps team chase down 110 on spin-friendly pitch
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 07:17:40
India's stand-in T20I captain is looking to "give my team and the other [batter] more calmness and the assurance that at least I'm there"
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:48:31
India's margin of victory was the biggest in a T20I involving two Full-Member teams
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 00:06:49
The middle-order batter is expected to join the India squad for the second Test in Delhi
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 07:18:21
Raunak Kapoor, Lydia Greenway, Marina Iqbal, Valkerie Baynes and Sambit Bal look at the possible impact of India's win
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 08:23:19
Jhulan Goswami, meanwhile, is set to join the Mumbai franchise as bowling coach and mentor
Tue, 31 Jan 2023 15:42:56
Shreyas Iyer, however, is yet to get a clearance from the NCA as he continues his recovery from a back issue
Tue, 31 Jan 2023 17:11:42
This will be Rahane's second stint in County Championship after 2019 when he represented Hampshire
Tue, 31 Jan 2023 13:31:16
Apart from a one-off T20I in 2012, the visitors have not won a bilateral series of any format in India
Tue, 31 Jan 2023 07:30:10
India captain Hardik Pandya had criticised the surface after chasing the target of 100 with only one ball to spare
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 17:57:12
They shared five out of the six wickets, before Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur controlled the chase
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:19:05
Former India opener will explore "new opportunities in the world of cricket and the business side of it"
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 10:10:28
Gambhir, Neesham also echo India captain's thoughts; Bracewell reckons it wasn't a bad advertisement for T20s
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 19:16:13
India's captain also revealed how the pain of Melbourne 2020 spurred her on in this tournament
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 17:33:06
Defending a mere 99, New Zealand's bowlers stretched the game to its penultimate ball
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 19:57:59
Only two overs were bowled before the heavens opened
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 12:34:04
The focus will be on India's top order with Prithvi Shaw waiting in the wings
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 15:14:51
The world's most prolific run-scorer in women's cricket joins the Ahmedabad-based franchise for the inaugural season of WPL
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 16:20:38
The two captains were surprised by the new ball offering more turn and how much it spun in the second innings
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 09:23:19
India spun out New Zealand, before England edged out Australia in a nail-biter
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 04:52:17
Spin was the way to go on the night, and the visitors got it right
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:26:48
He picked up seven wickets in the second innings - and bowled 41.1 overs in the match - in his comeback from knee surgery
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:57:11
Gill and Kishan are set to open for India, as Shaw bides his time and Gaikwad is ruled out of the series with a wrist injury
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 06:05:48
As the battle for the first junior women's T20 title heats up, here's a run-through of what each contender has going for them
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 18:33:42
The lowdown on Adani Sportsline and Capri Global, who own teams based out of Ahmedabad and Lucknow
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 13:27:09
WPL player auction expected to take place in first week of February
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 07:51:15
The Adani Group and Capri Global buy the other two WPL teams; Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Lucknow to be home venues
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 14:41:48
Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav are the other Indians to move up after their series sweep over New Zealand
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 06:22:25
The India captain also responds to rhetoric around his form after scoring his first ODI hundred in three years
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:54:46
The left hander believes that lbw is the biggest danger facing the offspinner
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 13:30:38
Smriti Mandhana, Beth Mooney, Sophie Ecclestone and Renuka Singh figure in both women's white-ball XIs for the year gone by
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:42:28
The auction will take place in Mumbai on Wednesday, and the winners will be determined through a closed-bid process
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 03:22:46
A three-wicket burst from Thakur proved crucial after the three openers scored tons in an Indore run-fest
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 04:40:35
West Indies now need to win both their remaining games to stay in contention for the final
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 18:24:59
The disagreement relates to Jay Shah's "unilateral" announcement of the ACC calendar for 2023 and 2024
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:53:15
The allrounder says he will "go slowly" with his bowling workload in his comeback for Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:58:29
They have failed in both matches so far, but conditions in high-scoring Indore could cheer them up
Sat, 21 Jan 2023 13:53:59
NZ folded for 108 in under 35 overs in the second ODI before Rohit led the chase with a 50-ball 51
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:30:21
Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka have entered the quarter-finals with one round to go, while Bihar and Manipur will contest the Plate final
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 16:23:40
The visitors say Ish Sodhi is tracking well after ankle injury but haven't taken a call on his inclusion yet
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:48:31
"If he's actually able to travel and be around the team, then I want him sitting beside me in the dugout every day of the week"
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 10:04:49
The pair rescued India from 69 for 5 before Deepti picked up a three-for
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 06:38:32
The third umpire felt there was no conclusive evidence to rule that the bail had been dislodged by the wicketkeeper's glove
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 18:32:45
From 131 for 6, New Zealand mounted a stunning comeback to get close to a target of 350
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:16:26
Not being picked in the Test team despite his monster first-class numbers upset him, but he isn't about to give up
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 17:26:03
"If we are not in a good situation and if I play a rash shot, it will let the team down."
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 05:35:47
India captain backs Ashwin's suggestion to reduce the impact of dew on day-night ODIs
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 05:36:41
Three days after beating Sri Lanka 3-0, Rohit Sharma's men are up against their next opponent
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 10:37:49
Rajat Patidar named as replacement, but Suryakumar now likely to get a run in the ODI XI
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 08:57:54
"You feel proud when you realise that you have achieved something that not many are able to," Nadeem says after reaching the landmark of 500 first-class wickets
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 16:30:05
India wicketkeeper thanks Rajat Kumar and Nishu Kumar in first comments since his car crash
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 06:53:44
The deal is for five years - 2023 to 2027 - with the company committing INR 951 crore overall
Sun, 15 Jan 2023 18:40:48
The BCCI has adopted a closed bid auction method, and will announce the winners on Monday
Sun, 15 Jan 2023 09:31:14
The offspinner believes starting games at 11.30am rather than 1.30pm would lead to fairer contests
Sun, 15 Jan 2023 16:46:23
Defending 390, India bowled the visitors out for 73 to complete a 3-0 series whitewash
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 11:11:20
Jadeja is winding up his rehab and was named by the selectors in the 17-man Test squad for the first half of four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 14:08:42
Both teams will have tricky selection calls to make if Chahal and Nissanka are fit and available
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 11:43:36
He has torn three key ligaments in his knee, two of which were reconstructed recently while surgery on the third is expected after six weeks
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 07:03:15
Mukesh Kumar's match haul of seven wickets helped Bengal script a win despite conceding a first-innings lead
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 04:29:46
Prithvi Shaw is back in the T20I squad, while KS Bharat gets a maiden call-up to the ODI squad
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 08:04:00
Ravindra Jadeja, who has not played any cricket since August 2022, has been picked subject to fitness
Fri, 13 Jan 2023 16:25:29
He had been hospitalised after complaining of breathing trouble during a Ranji Trophy practice session in Vadodara
Fri, 13 Jan 2023 15:22:21
Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans will be among the bidders
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 08:31:15
The Stump Mic crew discuss the history of the 'mankad', the debate that it generates and the 'morals' that come into play
Fri, 13 Jan 2023 04:54:24
He says he was not used to playing spin straightaway, but has "thrived on performing in tough conditions and under pressure"
Fri, 13 Jan 2023 02:46:12
"I've changed some of my game because of what I've heard...and how he bowled to me"
Thu, 12 Jan 2023 14:46:29
The BCCI has also shortlisted a pool of 10 cities across India from where the teams will operate
Thu, 12 Jan 2023 15:56:51
India won the ODI series with a game to spare at Eden Gardens
Thu, 12 Jan 2023 07:56:34
Rohit Sharma, Josh Hazlewood also move up the charts following recent exploits
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 16:57:08
Sri Lanka need their bowlers to step up in their quest to level the three-match series
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 16:00:48
India batter says his mantra is playing every game fearlessly like it's his last
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 12:41:24
Mohammed Shami had broken the stumps with the Sri Lanka captain on 98
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:28:34
Mumbai opener finishes day one against Assam unbeaten on 240 off 283 balls
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:28:34
The trio, already well-respected on the women's circuit, became the first female umpires to officiate in the tournament
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 18:16:20
Dasun Shanaka hit a hundred of his own, but Sri Lanka were never really in the chase of 374
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 19:11:11
India captain also says Gill will be given "a chance to have a fair run" in the ODI side
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 07:16:03
Sri Lanka will be hoping to continue their upward trajectory in ODIs, having won six of their last 10 matches
Mon, 09 Jan 2023 18:07:09
The fast bowler had cleared a match simulation test at the NCA but experienced discomfort while building up to higher workloads
Sun, 08 Jan 2023 04:23:29
Hardik Pandya credits Gujarat Titans coach Ashish Nehra for adding "more value" to his abilities as a captain
Sun, 08 Jan 2023 10:23:14
Sri Lanka start quickly in steep chase before hosts trigger middle-order collapse
Sat, 07 Jan 2023 12:45:47
Salil Ankola, SS Das, Subroto Banerjee and S Sharath are the other members of the committee
Sat, 07 Jan 2023 11:45:37
Capped Indian players will have base prices ranging from INR 30 lakh to INR 50 lakh
Sat, 07 Jan 2023 10:52:03
Next course of treatment and rehabilitation will be discussed by Dr Dishaw Pardiwala, who conducted the procedure, and the BCCI's medical team
Fri, 06 Jan 2023 18:28:01
India's top order needs to step up on what could be a flat pitch in Rajkot
Fri, 06 Jan 2023 10:17:45
"I feel so assured of myself right now knowing someone like Belinda Clark has my back"
Fri, 06 Jan 2023 18:41:54
Says Asian Cricket Council board needs to ratify all decisions
Fri, 06 Jan 2023 06:44:32
"Therefore, these committees are not only doing disservice to the DDCA but also to the game of cricket," Rohan Jaitley wrote in an email to some of the officials
Fri, 06 Jan 2023 06:23:26
Head coach points out bowling at the end of the game was not easy because of dew, and also showers praise on Axar's improved batting
Fri, 06 Jan 2023 02:49:08
India were left to rue a top-order collapse and five no-balls from Arshdeep Singh
Thu, 05 Jan 2023 12:22:44
Wicketkeeper-batter hurt his knee while fielding in the first T20I on Tuesday
Sun, 08 Jan 2023 16:27:14
"It's going to help us to be ready for the big games whenever the opportunity comes," Hardik says
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 18:24:24
Sri Lanka will hope for an improved show at a venue they have had success in the past
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 14:58:04
The decision to move the India wicketkeeper was taken because one of his knee injuries needs immediate attention
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 08:34:41
The inaugural edition of the tournament is expected to take place in March this year
Tue, 03 Jan 2023 15:59:13
Irfan Pathan believes the back-up can be in the form of spin-bowling allrounder, given the 2023 World Cup will be in home conditions
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 03:44:02
Fast bowler takes four wickets after late blows from Hooda and Axar drag India to middling total
Thu, 05 Jan 2023 09:39:12
Two members of the incumbent panel, Chetan Sharma and Harvinder Singh, also interviewed on Tuesday
Tue, 03 Jan 2023 10:51:45
Bumrah has been out of action because of a stress reaction in his back but his recovery has gone satisfactorily, according to the BCCI
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