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Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Squad Preview - Faf & Kohli raring to drive RCB to second IPL title

Last updated: 19 Mar 2024
Simon Lewis 19 Mar 2024
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  • The Challengers have a strong squad that should challenge for the title.
  • RCB relied too much on Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli last season.
  • The IPL starts on 22 March, with the final scheduled for 26 May 2024.
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli hits to leg against Mumbai Indians. (credit: Indranil Mukherjee / AFP via Getty Images)

Season preview  

Finishing 6th last season was a major disappointment considering all the runs plundered by Faf du Plessis (2nd on the 2023 IPL runs list with 730 runs) and Virat Kohli (4th with 639 runs). They have beefed up their batting and added plenty of firepower to their bowling and should be a real handful for their opponents. If they fire well as a unit then this is a strong candidate to win it all this season.

New players

Dinesh Karthik, Tom Curran, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Rajat Patidar, Yash Dayal, Mayank Dagar, Swapnil Singh and Saurav Chauhan.

Key players

Virat Kohli, set to play his 17th season for RCB, is back from a two-month break and is sure to be fit and firing as he prepares for India’s T20i World Cup. Faf du Plessis hasn’t been much in the runs since last season’s IPL, but he knows the conditions so well he is likely to find his form again this season. Supporting them will be Dinesh Karthik, Tom Curran, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Will Jacks, Lockie Ferguson and Glenn Maxwell.


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

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