IPL 2022 : 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 2022 is just around the corner. All the 10 franchises have build up their squads from scratch in the mega 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.

Former skipper Virat Kohli has finally arrived to join RCB camp ahead of IPL 2022.

On 12th March, Royal Challengers Bangalore announced Faf Du Plessis as captain of RCB for IPL 2022.

Faf Du Plessis RCB captain IPL 2022
Faf Du Plessis RCB captain IPL 2022

RCB IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review

The 2022 Mega 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 tried to retain their core players and didn’t devote themselves full towards achieving it. They let go players like Paddikkal and Chahal easily. 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 2022 Mega Auction Review

RCB took a shocking decision to pick only 19 players. Their squad is only of 22 players out of the possible 25. Another poor decision was the purchase of Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik. It is unlikely that the two will play together because of a similar role. However they cost RCB a total of INR 9 crore. This amount of money could’ve been used to buy a big opener.

RCB IPL 2022 Final Squad

RCB IPL 2022 Final Squad
RCB IPL 2022 Final Squad

Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Finn Allen, Virat Kohli

Wicket-keepers: Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik and Luvnith Sisodia

All-rounders: David Willey, Glenn Maxwell, Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Aneeshwar Gautam, Harshal Patel, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai

Fast bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Deep, Chama Milind, Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul

Spinners: Karn Sharma

RCB 2022 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis

RCB 2022 Squad : Batsmen

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

RCB 2022 Squad : All-Rounders

RCB 2022 - Wanindu Hasaranga
RCB 2022 – Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lankan spin bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed and Glenn Maxwell are the notable all-rounders in the squad. Hasaranga has the required skill in both bowling and batting. With his price tag, he might proved to be an excellent asset for RCB. Shahbaz Ahmed can be good as anyone in the batting department along with his exciting spin bowling. Maxwell is another flexible option for RCB and can bat anywhere.

Sherfane Rutherford is another backup all rounder who is available in case Glenn Maxwell is not available.

RCB 2022 Squad : Bowlers

RCB 2022 squad : Josh Hazlewood
RCB 2022 squad : Josh Hazlewood

In the previous seasons, pace bowling has been always a serious problem for RCB. However this time they have a lethal pace attack. They need not to worry at the death overs this time. Mohammed Siraj has reached his maximum potential. He would be given assistance by Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood. At the same time, the presence of Purple Cap winner, Harshal Patel will be most favorable for them.

RCB IPL 2022 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 2022, they hope to go till the end. Their current squad looks quite promising.

RCB have converted their squad from a top-loaded batting lineup to a bowling oriented squad.

RCB Playing 11 2022 (Probable XI)

  1. Faf du Plessis (c)
  2. Anuj Rawat
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Mahipal Lomror
  6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga
  8. Harshal Patel
  9. Shahbaz Ahmed
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Josh Hazlewood

RCB Probable Playing 11 for IPL 2022