Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020

The 2020 season was the 13th season for the IPL cricket franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. They were one of the eight teams to compete in the tournament.[1]

Royal Challengers Bangalore
2020 season
CoachSimon Katich
CaptainVirat Kohli
Ground(s)M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Most runsDevdutt Padikkal (473)
Most wicketsYuzvendra Chahal (21)

On 14 February RCB revealed their new logo for the team which features a lion.[2] On 2 November 2020, they qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2016.However,they lost against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator, finishing the tournament in 4th place.

BackgroundEdit

Player retention and transfersEdit

The Royal Challengers Bangalore retained 13 players and released eleven players.[3] On 31 August 2020, Royal Challengers signed Adam Zampa to replace Kane Richardson.[4]

Retained players: Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers.

Released players: Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Ray Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Milind Kumar.

AuctionEdit

RCB went in the auction with a purse of 27.90 Cr INR. RCB, the group that had a minimal number of players before the closeout purchased 8 additional players to take their count to 21 players; the least among every one of the groups. Their technique looked very perplexing despite the fact that they got some large names like Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, and Kane Richardson.

Players bought: Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa

Team AnalysisEdit

ESPNcricinfo' wrote "Like Delhi Capitals, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore could not find their favorite players on many occasions during the auction. This was the reason that he too had to move towards the second or third options. Captain Virat Kohli certainly has more bowling options this time, If the team lands with two foreign fast bowlers, then they will have to find an Indian option at the opening. If it is not, then the Indian player will be seen in fast bowling. Finding the right combination at the beginning of the tournament will be the key to RCB's win."[5]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

On 21 September, the Royal Challengers Banglore started their season campaign defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs. Virat Kohli lost the toss & was put to bat. Devdutt Padikkal ( 56) built the 90-run partnership with Aaron Finch (29) for the first wicket. Banglore scored 163-run in 20 overs. Banglore were able to restrict the Sunrisers to 153.[6]

On 24 September, Royal Challengers lost their first match of the season from Kings XI Punjab by 97-run. Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal build the Kings XI innings with a 57-run stand for the first wicket. Rahul scored 132 off 69 balls with 14 fours and 7 sixes and helped the Kings XI finish the innings at 206/3 in 20 overs. Chasing a target of 207, the Royal Challengers had lost three wickets in the first four overs. Kings XI new ball pair of Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami continued their good work from the first match and Royal Challengers were eventually bowled out for 109. Rahul became the fastest Indian batsman to complete 2000 runs in IPL.[7]

On 28 September, Royal Challengers won their second match against Mumbai Indians in a super over. Kohli lost the toss and was put to bat. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch built an 81-run partnership for the first wicket and after that, Kohli scored 3-run off 11 balls, in the last 7 overs Royal Challengers scored 105-run, helped the Royal Challengers finish the innings at 201/3 in 20 overs. Chasing a target of 202, the Mumbai Had had lost two wickets in a first two overs, but Ishan Kishan 99 off 58 balls brilliant inning and their 119-run partnership with Kieron Pollard to power their team finish the innings at 201/5 in 20 overs. In a super over Mumbai could manage only 7-run.[8]

They defeated their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs and Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs. The defeat margin was the same when Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2017 by bowling them out for the lowest IPL score of 49. On their next faceoff, they thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders forcing them to score just 84/8. Royal Challengers Bangalore later on chased the score in 13.3 overs thereby winning by 8 wickets.

They also defeated Rajasthan Royals in both matches they played against them. RCB this season has lost only 4 matches being defeated 2 times against the Kings XI Punjab and 2 matches against the Delhi Capitals. After defeating KKR, Bangalore lost matches against table toppers Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad and their last match was against Delhi Capitals. They lost the match but made it to the playoffs owing to their good run rate. They played the eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad in which Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field first.Bangalore batted first and scored 131 for 7 in 20 overs.Hyderabad completed the chase with 2 balls to spare which denied Bangalore to win their first ever title.

OffseasonEdit

The new logo for RCB and the new jersey of the team was released on 14 February 2020. AB de Villiers, captain Virat Kohli, and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were seen in the new jersey. The new logo had a gold-colored lion with the traditional RCB red used around it.[9]

On 13 March, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.[10] On 14 April, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May,[11] with the tournament postponed further.[12] The following day, the BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely.[13] The nation-wide restrictions on sports events were relaxed on 17 May, allowing events to take place behind closed doors.[14] On 24 May, India's sports minister Kiren Rijiju stated that the decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted that year would be made by the union government based on "the situation of the pandemic".[15] In June, the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October,[16] and on 24 July, confirmed 19 September as the start.[17]

Pre-seasonEdit

On 17 September, it was announced that RCB team will play first match in the UAE, with 'My Covid Heroes' written on the back of the all players' jersey in honor of the Corona heroes.[18]

SquadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
Batsmen
18 Virat Kohli   (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 17 crore (US$2.4 million) Captain
17 AB de Villiers   (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 11 crore (US$1.5 million) Overseas, Vice-captain
91 Gurkeerat Singh   (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2019 50 lakh (US$70,000) Occasional wicket-keeper
37 Devdutt Padikkal   (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2019 20 lakh (US$28,000)
42 Aaron Finch   (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2020 4.4 crore (US$617,000) Overseas
All-rounders
5 Washington Sundar   (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 3.2 crore (US$449,000)
6 Shivam Dube   (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2019 5 crore (US$701,000)
81 Moeen Ali   (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 1.7 crore (US$238,000) Overseas
15 Pawan Negi   (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 1 crore (US$140,000)
N/A Pavan Deshpande   (1989-09-16) 16 September 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
45 Chris Morris   (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2020 10 crore (US$1.4 million) Overseas
21 Shahbaz Ahmed   (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000)
Wicket-keepers
72 Parthiv Patel   (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 36) Left-handed 2018 1.7 crore (US$238,000)
1 Josh Philippe   (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 23) Right-handed 2020 20 lakh (US$28,000) Overseas
Spin Bowlers
3 Yuzvendra Chahal   (1990-07-23) 23 July 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 6 crore (US$841,000)
36 Adam Zampa   (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020 1.5 crore (US$210,000) Overseas
Pace Bowlers
19 Umesh Yadav   (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018 4.2 crore (US$589,000)
96 Navdeep Saini   (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018 3 crore (US$421,000)
73 Mohammed Siraj   (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 2.6 crore (US$365,000)
N/A Kane Richardson   (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2020 4 crore (US$561,000) Overseas
27 Dale Steyn   (1983-06-27) 27 June 1983 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2020 2 crore (US$280,000) Overseas
50 Isuru Udana   (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2020 50 lakh (US$70,000) Overseas

Administration and support staffEdit

Position Name
Owner   Anand Kripalu (United Spirits Limited)
CEO   Anand Kripalu
Chairman   Sanjeev Churiwala
Team manager   Soumyadeep Pyne
Director of cricket operations   Mike Hesson
Captain   Virat Kohli
Head coach   Simon Katich
Bowling coach   Adam Griffith
Batting and spin bowling coach   Sridharan Sriram
Head of scouting and fielding coach   Malolan Rangarajan
Left arm flicker   Gabriel Ben Kurian
Right arm flicker   Dinesh Puttepu
Head physiotherapist   Evan Speechly
Assistant physiotherapist   Sabyasachi Sahoo
Strength and conditioning coach   Basu Shanker
Analyst   Sports Mechanics
Sports massage therapist   Ramesh Mane
Sports massage therapist   Navnita Gautam
Nutritionist
Team doctor   Dr. Charles Minz
Psychologist   Dr. Chaitanya Sridhar
Yoga instructor
Source:[citation needed]

Kit manufacturers and sponsorsEdit

Teams and standingsEdit

Results by matchEdit

Round1234567891011121314
ResultWLWWLWWLWWLLLL
Position16313433323224
Source: Fixtures
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1 Mumbai Indians (C) 14 9 5 0 18 1.107
2 Delhi Capitals (R) 14 8 6 0 16 −0.109
3 Sunrisers Hyderabad (3rd) 14 7 7 0 14 0.608
4 Royal Challengers Bangalore (4th) 14 7 7 0 14 −0.172
5 Kolkata Knight Riders 14 7 7 0 14 −0.214
6 Kings XI Punjab 14 6 8 0 12 −0.162
7 Chennai Super Kings 14 6 8 0 12 −0.455
8 Rajasthan Royals 14 6 8 0 12 −0.569
Source: IPLT20.com

League stageEdit

21 September 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
153 (19.4 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 56 (42)
Vijay Shankar 1/14 (1.2 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 61 (43)
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/18 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Dandekar (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.

24 September 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kings XI Punjab
206/3 (20 overs)
v
K. L. Rahul 132* (69)
Shivam Dube 2/33 (3 overs)
Washington Sundar 30 (27)
Murugan Ashwin 3/21 (3 overs)
Kings XI Punjab won by 97 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: K. L. Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.
  • K. L. Rahul (Kings XI Punjab) scored the highest total by an Indian batsman in the IPL,[19] and the highest total by a team captain in the IPL.[20]

28 September 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Mumbai Indians
201/5 (20 overs)
AB de Villiers 55* (24)
Trent Boult 2/34 (4 overs)
Ishan Kishan 99 (58)
Isuru Udana 2/45 (4 overs)
Match tied
(Royal Challengers Bangalore won the Super Over)

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.
  • Super Over: Mumbai Indians 7/1 (1 over), Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0 (1 over)

3 October 2020
15ː30
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
154/6 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore
158/2 (19.1 overs)
Mahipal Lomror 47 (39)
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/24 (4 overs)
Virat Kohli 72* (53)
Jofra Archer 1/18 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

5 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Delhi Capitals
196/4 (20 overs)
v
Marcus Stoinis 53* (26)
Mohammed Siraj 2/34 (4 overs)
Virat Kohli 43 (39)
Kagiso Rabada 4/24 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 59 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Yeshwant Barde (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Axar Patel (Delhi Capitals)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.
  • Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) became the first Indian player to reach 9000 T20 runs. [21]

10 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Chennai Super Kings
132/8 (20 overs)
Virat Kohli 90* (52)
Shardul Thakur 2/40 (4 overs)
Ambati Rayudu 42 (40)
Chris Morris 3/19 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 37 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

12 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Kolkata Knight Riders
112/9 (20 overs)
AB de Villiers 73* (33)
Prasidh Krishna 1/42 (4 overs)
Shubman Gill 34 (25)
Chris Morris 2/17 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 82 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Krishnamachari Srinivasan (Ind)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

15 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Kings XI Punjab
177/2 (20 overs)
Virat Kohli 48 (39)
Murugan Ashwin 2/23 (4 overs)
K. L. Rahul 61* (49)
Yuzvendra Chahal 1/35 (3 overs)
Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: K. L. Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

17 October 2020
15ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals
177/6 (20 overs)
v
Royal Challengers Bangalore
179/3 (19.4 overs)
Steve Smith 57 (36)
Chris Morris 4/26 (4 overs)
AB de Villiers 55* (22)
Rahul Tewatia 1/30 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat.

21 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
84/8 (20 overs)
v
Eoin Morgan 30 (34)
Mohammed Siraj 3/8 (4 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 25 (17)
Lockie Ferguson 1/17 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Virender Sharma (Ind)
Player of the match: Mohammed Siraj (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammed Siraj (Royal Challengers Bangalore) became the first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in an IPL Match. [22]

25 October 2020
15ː30
Scorecard
v
Chennai Super Kings
150/2 (18.4 overs)
Virat Kohli 50 (43)
Sam Curran 3/19 (3 overs)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 65* (51)
Yuzvendra Chahal 1/21 (4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.

28 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Mumbai Indians
166/5 (19.1 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 74 (45)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/14 (4 overs)
Suryakumar Yadav 79* (43)
Mohammed Siraj 2/28 (3.1 overs)
Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Ulhas Gandhe (Ind)
Player of the match: Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

31 October 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
121/5 (14.1 overs)
Josh Philippe 32 (31)
Sandeep Sharma 2/20 (4 overs)
Wriddhiman Saha 39 (32)
Yuzvendra Chahal 2/19 (3.1 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ind) and Krishnamachari Srinivasan (Ind)
Player of the match: Sandeep Sharma (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.

2 November 2020
19ː30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Delhi Capitals
154/4 (19 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 50 (41)
Anrich Nortje 3/33 (4 overs)
Ajinkya Rahane 60 (46)
Shahbaz Ahmed 2/26 (4 overs)
Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Anrich Nortje (Delhi Capitals)
  • Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the playoffs and Delhi Capitals advanced to Qualifier 1 as a result of this match.[23]

PlayoffsEdit

Eliminator
6 November 2020
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Sunrisers Hyderabad
132/4 (19.4 overs)
AB de Villiers 56 (43)
Jason Holder 3/25 (4 overs)
Kane Williamson 50* (44)
Mohammed Siraj 2/28 (4 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 6 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

No. Name Match Inns NO Runs HS Ave. BF SR 100s 50s 0 4s 6s
1 Devdutt Padikkal 15 15 0 473 74 31.53 379 124.80 0 5 0 51 8
2 Virat Kohli 15 15 4 466 90* 42.36 384 121.35 0 3 0 23 11
3 AB de Villiers 15 14 4 454 73* 45.40 286 158.74 0 5 1 33 23
4 Aaron Finch 12 12 0 268 52 22.33 241 111.20 0 1 0 28 8
5 Shivam Dube 11 9 2 129 27* 18.42 105 122.85 0 0 0 5 9
  • Last updated: 7 November 2020
  • Source: Cricinfo[24]

Most wicketsEdit

No. Name Match Inns Overs Maidens Runs Wickets BBI Ave. Econ. SR 4W 5W
1 Yuzvendra Chahal 15 15 57.1 0 405 21 3/18 19.28 7.08 16.3 0 0
2 Chris Morris 9 9 31.4 1 210 11 4/26 19.09 6.63 17.2 1 0
3 Mohammed Siraj 9 9 27.1 2 236 11 3/8 21.45 8.68 14.8 0 0
4 Isuru Udana 10 10 29.0 0 282 8 2/41 35.25 9.72 21.7 0 0
5 Washington Sundar 15 15 50.0 1 298 8 2/16 37.25 5.96 37.5 0 0
  • Last updated: 7 November 2020
  • Source: Cricinfo[25]

Awards and achievementsEdit

AwardsEdit

Man of the Match
No. Date Player Opponent Result Contribution Ref.
1 21 September 2020 Yuzvendra Chahal Sunrisers Hyderabad Won by 10 runs 3/18 (4 overs) [26]
2 28 September 2020 AB de Villiers Mumbai Indians Won in super over 55 (24)

[27]

3 3 October 2020 Yuzvendra Chahal Rajasthan Royals Won by 8 wickets 3/24 (4 overs) [28]
4 10 October 2020 Virat Kohli Chennai Super Kings Won by 37 runs 90* (52) [29]
5 12 October 2020 AB de Villiers Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 82 runs 73* (33) [30]
6 17 October 2020 AB de Villiers Rajasthan Royals Won by 7 wickets 55* (22) [31]
7 21 October 2020 Mohammed Siraj Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 8 wickets 3/8 (4 overs) [32]

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