Over the years, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been fire-free dragons in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Season by season, they have a wonderful squad, composed of world-class cricketers, but they end up disappointed most of the time. RCB finished twice last in the last three years. Last season, the team dropped the first six games.
RCB’s IPL winning percentage
RCB has the third-lowest winning percentage of all teams – 45,9%. Only the King XI Punjab (45,2%) and the Delhi Capitals (42,46%) have a lower record.
RCB’s top scorer: Virat Kohli
RCB has some of the world’s greatest squadron of bats. Virat Kohli is IPL’s top scorer with 5412 runs at 37.84 inputs. He’s got five tons and the number two with 50-plus ratings, with the most in the League – 41.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the top wicket-taker
Chahal was the backbone of RCB’s bowling squad, and over the years has been struggling. He has taken 100 wickets from 82 posts at 22,84 in his six years at the franchise. He has an outstanding 7.77 economic rate and a strike rate of 17.6. On April 23, 2013, when the Pune bowlers all over the M Chinnaswamy stadium were gunned and clobbered. On his way to 175, he couldn’t avoid the day as he hammered 13 fours and 17 sixes off 66 balls.
He powered RCB up to 263/5, followed by 133/9 for the team to win a game of 130 runs. Gayle’s 175 isn’t quite the highest single score of the League. The Gayle Storm which hit Pune Warriors was the day when RCB registered its highest total of 263/5. Also in a match with his unbeaten 175, Gayle got two wickets.
Delhi Capitals: Favorite opponent
Delhi is the only side in the IPL that RCB won more than it lost (for teams RCB played 10 or more matches). They took 13 out of 23 matches and lost 8 for a 61.36 percent victory.
Mumbai Indians took 16 of the 25 matches and lost nine in the woods over RCB. RCB has the lowest rate of winning against any team with 36% against the MI (for teams with 10 or more games against the RCB)
RCB began with two thumping victories in its first two games when they played in the UAE in the 2014 edition. But they lost their way to lose the next three to win two victories and lose three in five UAE matches.
RCB has the highest and lowest league scores record. The height of the 2013 Bengaluru-263/5 vs. PWI. Lowest-49 vs. KKR in 2017, chasing 132, RCB was pooled to 49 when Eden Gardens were rioted with bowls running out of KKR. Even a two-digit score was handled by no batsman.