Royal Challengers Bengaluru Squad 2024 & Match Schedule

Royal Challengers Bengaluru is a team which got the most fan following among all other franchises in IPL due to the involvement of superstar cricketers like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and many more. On paper, the RCB team squad always looked like a million dollars but unfortunately, they have never been able to win any IPL title so far. Management has recently confirmed Royal Challengers Bengaluru squad 2024 after all the retentions as well as picks at the IPL mini-auction event. RCB currently holds the record for both the highest and lowest scores in Indian Premier League history which are 263/5 and 49 all out which shows how entertaining this franchise has been in the tournament. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Full Squad 2024

Management of RCB had retained 18 players from last year into the Royal Challengers Bengaluru squad 2024 and will be picking 6 to 8 more players at the auction event. RCB last year had a mixed season with 7 wins and 7 defeats and bowling has been their major issue for a long time now and to resolve this long-standing issue management this year has taken a bold call by releasing the majority of their bowlers and looking to have a fresh start with new bowling resources and plan for IPL 2024. 

Some of the released players were quite shocking for cricket fans like Hasaranga, Hazlewood, Willey & Parnell as all these players are big games when it comes to International cricket arena. 

Released Players: Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, Siddharth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav.

Below you can see the RCB team 2024 players list with price and their playing roles in the team. 

PlayerRoleAuction Price
Virat KohliBatsmanINR 15 CR(R)
Suyash PrabhudessaiBatsmanINR 30 Lakhs(R)
Faf du PlessisBatsmanINR 7 crores(R)
Rajat PatidarBatsmanINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Cameron GreenAll-rounderINR 17.50 crores(T)
Anuj Rawat (wk)WK-BatsmanINR 3.40 crores(R)
Dinesh Karthik (wk)WK-BatsmanINR 5.50 crores(R)
Mohammed SirajBowlerINR 7 CR(R)
Karn SharmaBowlerINR 50 Lakhs(R)
Siddarth KaulBowlerINR 75 Lakhs(R)
Akash DeepBowlerINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Glenn MaxwellAll-rounderINR 11 CR(R)
Mahipal LomrorAll-rounderINR 95 Lakhs(R)
Shahbaz AhmedAll-rounderINR 2.40 crores(R)
Reece TopleyBowlerINR 1.90 crores(R)
Will JacksAllrounderINR 3.20 crores(R)
Himanshu SharmaBowlerINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Manoj BhandageAllrounderINR 20 Lakhs(R)
Rajan KumarBowlerINR 70 Lakhs(R)
Mayank DagarBowlerTraded From SRH
Alzarri JosephBowlerINR 11.50 crores
Yash DayalBowlerINR 5.0 crores
Tom CurranAllrounderINR 1.5 crores
Lockie FergusonBowlerINR 2.0 crores
Swapnil SinghBowlerINR 20 lakh
Saurav ChauhanBatsmanINR 20 lakh

Before last year, they had three good editions of IPL as a team because they did qualified for the playoffs on a consistent basis and came at the 3rd spot in the league stage in IPL 2021 & IPL 2022. But last year their bowling was a huge let down so management had to make tough calls this year but they still retained all of their core players from earlier editions in the list of Royal Challengers Bengaluru players 2024. Faf du Plessis is announced as RCB Captain 2024 just like last year. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) 2024 Schedule & Fixtures

RCB match schedule 2024 officially has been announced by the BCCI which shows they will be starting their IPL 2024 journey against the defending Champions Chennai Super Kings in an away game at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai which will be packed for this big game as it is Virat Kohli vs MS Dhoni, two big giants of Indian cricket. 

The complete RCB Schedule 2024 is as follows.

Date and TimeMatch Details
Mar 22, Fri
08:00 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 1st Match
IPL 2024
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mar 25, Mon
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Punjab Kings, 6th Match
IPL 2024
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 02, Tue
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Lucknow Super Giants, 15th Match
IPL 2024
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 06, Sat
07:30 PM LOCAL
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 19th Match
IPL 2024
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 11, Thu
07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 25th Match
IPL 2024
Wankhede Stadium
Apr 15, Mon
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 30th Match
IPL 2024
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Apr 21, Sun
03:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 36th Match
IPL 2024
Eden Gardens
Apr 25, Thu
07:30 PM LOCAL
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 41st Match
IPL 2024
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Apr 28, Sun
03:30 PM LOCAL
Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 45th Match
IPL 2024
Narendra Modi Stadium
May 04, Sat
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans, 52nd Match
IPL 2024
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
May 09, Thu
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Punjab Kings, 58th Match
IPL 2024
HPCA Stadium
May 12, Sun
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Delhi Capitals, 62nd Match
IPL 2024
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
May 18, Sat
07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings, 68th Match
IPL 2024
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

As per the TATA IPL 2024 Schedule, RCB will play seven home matches as well as seven away games on different venues across India so this year IPL is truly back to its glory days. The good thing for RCB is M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru is a lucky venue for them as whenever RCB has played at this venue they have performed reasonably well and the home crowd has always been at full capacity to witness the master class of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga & more. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Coaches 2024

There have not been any big changes made in the RCB coaches list because of the fact we mentioned earlier that they have played some very good cricket in the last three seasons and it is only time when they finally become the CHAMPIONS of IPL. 

Coach TitleName
Director Cricket OperationsMike Hesson
Head CoachSanjay Bangar
Batting & Spin Bowling CoachSridharan Sriram
Bowling CoachAdam Griffith
Fielding CoachMalolan Rangarajan
Head PhysioEvan Speechly
Team ManagerSoumyadeep Pyne
Strength and Conditioning CoachBasu Shanker

Sanjay Bangar as head coach is highly respected in the Indian cricket circuit because not only he has experience coaching in domestic but he also coached the Indian National team from 2016 to 2017 as a batting consultant. Banger coached Kings XI Punjab in 2014 in which Punjab Kings reached the Final but lost to Kolkata Knight Riders

Indian modern cricket legends like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ajinkya Rahane have openly credited Sanjay Bangar for their brilliant batting growth over the years. In November 2021, Bangar signed a contract with RCB as head coach for two years. His contract renewal will depend on how RCB performs in TATA IPL 2024 where hopes are high again to finally clinch the IPL trophy after a long wait of 15 years. 

RCB Overall IPL Wins

Team RCB have played three Finals of the Indian Premier League but unfortunately lost all of them which has been a big disappointment, especially for Virat Kohli who is one of the Greatest Indian players in the past 2 decades. 

RCB has reached the playoffs stage 8 times out of 15 IPL editions which has been played so far. 

2008League stage
2012League stage
2013League stage
2014League stage
2017League stage
2018League stage
2019League stage

Virat Kohli RCB Stats in IPL

Virat Kohli has been very faithful to RCB as a franchise as he is playing with them since the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. He has received offers from other franchises but he always said he will continue playing with RCB and finish his IPL career as well with RCB. Virat has been many ups and down during his time in RCB and he also lost his captaincy because of the severe criticism from many cricket experts like Gautam Gambhir when he couldn’t make his franchise Champions even for a single time. 

Below are the astonishing Virat Kohli stats as a batter in IPL all seasons.


Virat Kohli is also one of the GOAT-level fielders and he has taken many mind-blowing catches as well as direct runouts across all IPL seasons.

MCatchesRun Outs

Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers in India and looking at his fitness he can easily play 5 more seasons of Royal Challengers Bengaluru which is fantastic news as he can finish his IPL career with 2 to 3 IPL trophies if things go well for them. 

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