Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB logo team Royal Challengers BangaloreBelow is list of players purchased, retained or bought in the live auction being held at Bangalore by Royal Challenger Bangalore Team. Please refer to below table for list. This year Vijay Mallya didn’t rushed for big names and tried to concentrate on young and small names. He was himself present with his team mentor Anil Kumble, former captain of RCB and India.

Bowlers

  • Charl Langeveldt
  • Zaheer Khan
  • Dirk Nannes
  • A Mithun
  • S. Aravind
  • Nuwan Pradeep

Batsmen

  • M Kaif
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Saurabh Tiwary
  • KB Arun Karthik
  • TM Dilshan
  • Virat Kohli
  • CM Gautam
  • Abrar Kazi
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Luke Pomersbach
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Jonathan Vandiar
  • Bhareth Narayann

All Rounders

  • Daniel Vettori
  • Raju Bhatkal
  • Ryan Ninan
  • Asad Khan Pathan
  • Johan van der Wath

Wicket Keeper

  • AB de Villiers

Support Staff

  • Ray Jennings
  • Ramesh Mane
  • Venkatesh Prasad
  • Shankar Basu
  • Anil Kumble
  • Evan Speechly
  • Prasanna Agoram
  • Avinash Vaidhya

Royal Challengers Bangalore
When business tycoon and sports enthusiast bought IPL’s Bangalore franchise for a whopping USD 111.6 million in 2008, good times were expected to follow. Although the Royal Challengers Bangalore finished seventh in IPL 2008, their fortunes looked up in the subsequent seasons where they finished as runners-up (IPL 2009) and losing semi-finalists (IPL 2010).

With Anil Kumble deciding to make himself unavailable as a player before the IPL Player Auction 2011, RCB solely retained the services of the prodigious Virat Kohli. The team came away from the bidding looking like title contenders, having bagged players like Zaheer Khan (USD 900,000), AB de Villiers (USD 1.1 million), Saurabh Tiwary (USD 1.6 million), Tillakaratne Dilshan (USD 650,000) and Dirk Nannes (USD 650,000). Daniel Vettori, Cheteshwar Pujara, Charl Langeveldt and Mohammed Kaif are some of the other significant names in the all-new RCB squad.