(Last Updated on : 03-06-2016)
Royal Challengers Bangalore, or RCB as it is also called, is a cricket franchisee in the Indian Premier League
, which is based in the Indian city
. Royal Challengers Bangalore or RCB lost the finals, by 8 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad
which was played at their home ground, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
. It was a very high scoring match and a tough competition. Both teams reached the 200 run mark but they were 8 runs short of the coveted trophy. This is the third defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore, or RCB after reaching the finals in IPL.
Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Presently, team RCB is led by Virat Kohli
and coached by Daniel Vettori. The team is owned by Dr. Vijay Mallya
, through his flagship firm UB Group. Royal Challengers Bangalore or RCB plays all its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, one of the oldest and popular cricket stadiums in India
Indian Premier League is a domestic tournament held in India and organized by the apex cricketing body of the country - Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) and backed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In the open auction conducted by BCCI, in 2008, the bid was won by Dr Vijay Mallya, who bought the Bangalore franchisee. It was the second highest bid, right after Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for the Mumbai
franchisee (Mumbai Indians
). Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif
and Deepika Padukone
, and Sandalwood film stars Ramya and Puneeth Rajkumar are the brand ambassadors of the team.
Team Logo for Royal Challengers Bangalore
The team owner, Vijay Mallya, was keen to link one of his top selling liquor brands, either Royal Challenge or McDowell's with the team. The former was chosen, hence the name of the team - Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The colours of the jersey are golden yellow and red, the same as the flag of Indian state
. The logo consists of the RC emblem with "Royal Challengers Bangalore" in standard format.
For the 2008 season the team song was Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se. The team anthem, Game for More was created for the 2009 season. The music was composed by Amit Trivedi and written by Anshu Sharma for RediffusionY and R, Bangalore. This continues to be the anthem for the team through the matches till date.
Players of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Support Staffs for Royal Challengers Bangalore
|AB de Villiers
The staff of Royal Challengers Bangalore are:
Avinash Vaidya: Team and Cricket Operations Manager
Avinash Vaidya has a distinguished record turning out for various teams in a playing career spanning from 1983 to 1998.He has been a national level cricketer, a part of the Ranji winning Karnataka team of the 90s and South Zone teams for the Duleep and Deodhar Trophies. He holds the Indian domestic record for maximum dismissals in a match with 7 catches and 2 stumpings against Assam in Ranji Trophy Pre-quarter final match in the 1993-94 season.
Evan Speechly: Physiotherapist
Evan Speechly is one of the biggest names in physiotherapy when it comes to cricket and is the current physiotherapist of the Indian national cricket team. He has worked for over 10 years with a number of sports teams, including the South African national football and rugby squads, the Transvaal cricket team and the South African women's hockey team.
Shankar Basu: Strength and Conditioning Coach
Shankar Basu is the man who sets the Royal Challengers Bangalore apart with their athletic prowess and agility on the field. He is the man behind the muscle of Gaylestorms, the quick feet of Kohli, the strength of Zaheer Khan and the sublime fielding of AB de Villiers.
Ramesh Mane: Acupressure Masseur
Ramesh Mane joined the Indian cricket team in the 2004/05 season and has been with them ever since. His primary objective at RCB is to ensure that all the players going into a match are suitably rested and relaxed, physically and mentally. His methods to bring about the change include: massages, meditation, acupuncture and panic healing.
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