IPL 2023 : RCB Batting Order 2023

IPL 2022 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis and Updates
IPL 2022 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis and Updates
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IPL 2023 is just around the corner. All the 10 franchises have build up their squads from scratch in the IPL 2023 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. Let’s see RCB Batting Order 2023.

RCB Probable Batting Order against Gujarat Titans

RCB Probable Batting Order against Gujarat Titans
RCB Probable Batting Order against Gujarat Titans

The next match of Royal Challengers Bangalore is against Gujarat Titans on 21st May. RCB has been changing its batting lineup in almost every match. Let’s take a look at the probable playing of 11 RCB against Gujarat Titans.

RCB Batting Order 2023

  1. Virat Kohli(C)
  2. Faf du Plessis
  3. GJ Maxwell
  4. MK Lomror
  5. Michael Bracewell
  6. Dinesh Karthik(wk)
  7. Shahbaz Ahmed
  8. Harshal Patel
  9. Wayne Parnell
  10. Karn Sharma
  11. Mohammed Siraj

RCB has always relied heavily on their top-order batting lineup, especially on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. While they are both exceptional players, their inconsistent middle-order has been a weak point for RCB. For IPL 2023, 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 2023, 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 2023, RCB should look to invest in promising young players who can bring energy, enthusiasm, and potential to the team.

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RCB Batting Order IPL 2023

RCB Batting Order IPL 2023
RCB Batting Order IPL 2023

The batting lineup of RCB in IPL 2023 has not been consistent at all. The management has been making a lot of changes in almost every match when it comes to batting order. However, the latest RCB batting order 2023 was as follows:

  1. Virat Kohli(C)
  2. F du Plessis
  3. GJ Maxwell
  4. SS Prabhudessai
  5. MK Lomror
  6. Dinesh Karthik(wk)
  7. Shahbaz Ahmed
  8. W Hasaranga
  9. DJ Willey
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Vijaykumar Vyshak

RCB IPL 2023 Auction Review

The 2023 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 2023 Auction Review

RCB bought the following players in IPL 2023 auctions:-

Reece Topley (INR 1.9 crore)

Himanshu Sharma (INR 20 lakh)

Will Jacks (INR 3.2 crore)

Manoj Bhandage (INR 20 lakh)

Rajan Kumar (INR 70 lakh)

Avinash Singh (INR 60 lakh)

Sonu Yadav (INR 20 lakh)

RCB IPL 2023 Squad

RCB IPL 2023 Squad
RCB IPL 2023 Squad

Wicketkeepers: Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik.

Batters: Faf du Plessis (SA), Finn Allen (NZ), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks (ENG).

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga (SL), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell (AUS), Shahbaz Ahmed, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage.

Bowlers: Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood (AUS), Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, David Willey (ENG), Avinash Singh, Rajan Kumar, Reece Topley (ENG), Himanshu Sharma.

RCB 2023 : Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Analysis

RCB 2023 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 2023 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.

RCB 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023, 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 2023 (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 2023