In the previous two seasons, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have exhibited noteworthy progress. RCB finished fourth in the league stage in 2020, allowing them to enter the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj were retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. Bringing in a veteran in the form of Faf du Plessis was one of the team’s smartest moves, as the Protea cricketer brings a wealth of experience in winning titles in the cash-rich tournament.

RCB’s best starting lineup for their first IPL 2022 match

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Faf du Plessis (c)
  3. Anuj Rawat
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  6. Mahipal Lomror
  7. Shahbaz Ahmed
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga
  9. David Willey
  10. Harshal Patel
  11. Mohammed Siraj

Faf du Plessis will begin with a youthful Anuj Rawat, who has performed well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali 2021-22, followed by Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell, who was a gem with over 500 runs to his credit in the previous edition. Add in Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror in the middle order, two excellent hard-hitters who would be given carte blanche to go crazy from the start.

They boast one of the greatest speed trios in the game in David Willey, Harshal Patel, and Mohammed Siraj, which effectively answers their powerplay and death overs bowling problems. RCB has the advantage of possessing Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed, a two-season old spinner who wowed the cricketing world with his economical displays in the last edition.

The Men in Red improved their cricketing performance in 2021, finishing third ahead of the playoffs. Even though they were eliminated in the Eliminator on both occasions, the kind of cricket they played throughout the tournament had supporters rooting for the Bangalore-based franchise in every match.

Full squad for RCB 2022: Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Faf du Plessis, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Aneeshwar Gautam, Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Jason Behrendorff, Chama V Milind, Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Luvnith Sisodia, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Siddarth Kaul