IPL 2024 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis and Updates

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IPL 2022 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis and Updates
IPL 2022 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis and Updates

IPL 2024 is just around the corner. All the 10 franchises have build up their squads in the IPL 2024 auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s auctions have always been filled with surprises. In this article we will talk about Royal Challengers Bangalore latest team updates. We will also take a look at RCB Batting Order 2024.

RCB Probable Batting Order for IPL 2024

  1. Virat Kohli(C)
  2. Faf du Plessis
  3. Rajat Patidar
  4. GJ Maxwell
  5. Cameron Green
  6. Alzarri Joseph
  7. Dinesh Karthik(wk)
  8. Mayank Dagar
  9. Yash Dayal
  10. Karn Sharma
  11. Mohammed Siraj

RCB has always relied heavily on their top-order batting lineup. The inconsistent middle-order has always been a weak point for RCB. For IPL 2024, RCB should focus on building a strong middle-order that can stabilize the innings in case of a top-order collapse.

In recent seasons, RCB has struggled to maintain a balanced team, often relying heavily on their batting and neglecting their bowling attack. For IPL 2024, RCB should aim to have a well-balanced team, with a strong and varied bowling attack complementing their explosive batting lineup.

RCB has always had a reputation for buying big-name players in IPL auctions, often at exorbitant prices. However, they have neglected young talent in the past, which has proved to be a disadvantage in the long run. For IPL 2024, RCB should look to invest in promising young players who can bring energy, enthusiasm, and potential to the team.

Royal Challengers Bangalore All-Time Best Playing 11

RCB IPL 2024 Auction Review

The 2024 Auction was a great chance for RCB to build a competitive squad from scratch. However, it didn’t look like they utilized it fully. There were a few smart buys but at last the squad cannot be termed as a powerful one. They spent too much money on Alzarri Josephy despite having Cameron Green. Instead they could have went for fast bowlers. RCB bid for most of the top cricketers available but didn’t go further to acquire them.

RCB IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review
RCB IPL Auction Review

RCB bought the following players in IPL 2024 auctions:-

  1. Alzarri Joseph (Rs. 11.50 crore)
  2. Yash Dayal (Rs. 5 crore)
  3. Tom Curran (Rs. 1.5 crore)
  4. Lockie Ferguson (Rs. 2 crore)
  5. Swapnil Singh (Rs. 20 lakh)
  6. Saurav Chauhan (Rs. 20 lakh)

RCB IPL 2024 Squad

Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan.

RCB 2024 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis

RCB 2024 Squad : Batsmen

RCB 2022 playing 11 - Faf Du Plessis
RCB playing 11 – Faf Du Plessis

AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of the game before IPL 2022. Everyone needs to admit that it is impossible to replace ABD. RCB will miss a batter who has carried the score sheet alone many a times. Now, the responsibility will be on the shoulders of Glenn Maxwell and Faf Du Plessis. Virat Kohli will play more freely because he has relieved himself from the pressure of captaincy. Kohli’s consistent performance throughout the tournament is a must for RCB’s success.

RCB 2024 Squad : Wicketkeepers

RCB 2022 Squad : Wicketkeepers - Dinesh Karthik
RCB 2022 Squad : Wicketkeepers – Dinesh Karthik

RCB decided to bring in veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik in their IPL plans. DK is a former RCB player. He might be placed at number 5 or 6. Karthik will have the responsibility to score as many runs as possible in the death overs. Anuj Rawat is backup wicket keeper for RCB but he is unlikely to get a place in playing 11.

RCB 2024 Squad : All-Rounders

cameron green
cameron green

Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph and Glenn Maxwell are the notable all-rounders in the squad. Green has the required skill in both bowling and batting. With his price tag, Alzarri Joseph might proved to be an excellent asset for RCB. Maxwell can be good as anyone in the batting department along with his exciting spin bowling. Mayan Dagar is another flexible option for RCB and can bat anywhere.

RCB 2024 Squad : Bowlers

Mohammed Siraj - RCB IPL 2022
Mohammed Siraj – RCB IPL

In the previous seasons, pace bowling has been always a serious problem for RCB. This time too, RCB has been unable to solve it. The management released too many fast bowlers ahead of the IPL auction. Mohammed Siraj is the only permanent pacer in RCB at present. Lockie Ferguson is another good option but only 4 international players can be kept in playing 11.

RCB IPL 2024 Team Review

Royal Challengers Bangalore have always had a strong team on paper, but they failed to replicate it on field. The team has failed to live up to the expectations of the fans all these years and are still in the search of an IPL trophy. With their new squad for IPL 2024, they hope to go till the end. Their current squad looks good from batting side but quite weak from bowling side.

RCB Playing 11 2024 (Probable XI)

  1. Faf du Plessis (c)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rajat Patidar
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Cameron Green
  6. Alzarri Joseph
  7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  8. Mayank Dagar
  9. Karn Sharma
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Yash Dayal

RCB Probable Playing 11 for IPL 2024