Top 10 all-time players of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Top 10 all-time players of RCB Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one of the most popular and rich franchises in the IPL. Many talented players have been a part of the journey for this franchise till now, But unfortunately, RCB is still looking for their first IPL title. Here are some names of the famous players who have been the best assets for the franchise:
Virat Kohli is one of the greatest players in the history of cricket, Kohli has been part of the royal challengers from the beginning till now. He was leading this franchise for 10 years from 2011 to 2021 and recently resigned from the captaincy to focus more on his game. IPL 2016 was the best season for RCB in the history of IPL. They were dominating and reached the final but unfortunately lost to SRH, also in 2016. Virat Kohli was at his peak form where in that season he single-handedly won many matches. He scored 973 runs in a single season with 4 centuries, which is still a record of most runs by any player in a single season.
AB de Villiers
Ab de Villiers who is popularly known as Mr 360 because of his unorthodox cricketing shots, is one of the oldest assets of the RCB squad. Ab De Villiers provides huge potential to the batting lineup of the team and has safeguarded the team in countless difficult situations. He is the kind of player who can smash any bowler and also build long partnerships according to the situation. With Virat Kohli, he has made five 100+ partnerships and two 200+ partnerships. This is the only pair in cricket history to do so. 2021 was the last season ABD played for RCB after that he took retirement from all formats.
Chris Gayle is popular by the tag of “universal boss” and famous for his hard-hitting style. RCB bought him as a replacement for Dirk Nannes in the 2011 IPL season. After that, he never looked back and scored 600+ runs for 3 consecutive years 2011, 2012, and 2013. He still holds the record for the highest individual score in an innings of 175 not out against Pune Warriors in 2013. Now he has retired from all formats of cricket. No doubt Chris Gayle has been one of the greatest players of RCB.
Chahal is an amazing leg spinner known for his cleverness while bowling. He is a permanent leg spinner for team India in limited overs cricket and has been a part of this franchise from 2014 to 2021. Now he is a part of Rajasthan royals, but he was the most successful bowler for the RCB team. He has played 83 matches and taken 100 wickets with an average of 22.8
Anil Kumble is an experienced bowler and one of the most talented spinners of Indian cricket. He took a wicket in the first over of the IPL final 2009 of Adam Gilchrist. He was an important asset for the RCB squad as he was an economical bowler. He took 5 wickets in one of the league games defending a small total of 135. Kumble has played 51 matches with 53 wickets, an average of 24.58, and an economy rate of 6.68.
Ross Taylor is one of the most talented batsman in International cricket. He is from New Zealand and was part of the RCB team for 3 seasons from 2008 to 2010. He had played 31 matches in which he scored 733 runs for the team with an average of 41.73 with a decent strike rate of 148.68. he has played many crucial innings for the team.
Glenn Maxwell is a hard hitter batsman and an amazing allrounder from Australia. Since Maxwell joined RCB in 2021 he got his form back as he was not performing for many years. He has been very successful for the team by providing explosive batting in death overs. He has played 28 matches for RCB till now and scored 814 runs with an amazing strike rate of 152.43.
Jack Kallis is one of the most successful all-rounders in cricket history, he is from South Africa. He joined RCB in 2008 and played for this franchise for 3 seasons till 2010. Kallis has played 48 matches for the team and scored 1271 runs with 11 half-centuries.
Rahul Dravid is India’s one of the most technical players and is popularly Known as “the wall”. He joined this franchise in the beginning and played for three seasons from 2008 to 2010. He has played 52 matches and scored 1132 runs for the franchises and turned out to be one of the best players for the RCB squad.
Devdutt Padikal is a young Indian talent that RCB noticed and bought in 2020. RCB believed in this youngster and gave him the opportunity. Unfortunately due to the mega auction RCB have to release him, he is currently playing for Rajasthan royals. Devdutt Padikkal played 2 seasons for RCB from 2020 and 2021. He played 29 matches and scored 884 runs with 6 fifties and a hundred. He turned out to be the 6th batsman to score the highest runs for RCB .