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IPL 2020: SWOT Analysis Of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore in spite of not having won any single trophy always considered as a contender. Here in this article, let’s look at the RCB IPL 2020 squad and team analysis.

Last updated: 22.08.2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2020 Team Analysis | Sports Social Blog

The most awaited Indian Premier League is going to start from 19th September. Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of those three teams who haven’t won a single IPL trophy, the other two being Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab. They lost three IPL finals in the year 2009, 2011 and 2016. Virat Kohli single-handedly took RCB in the finals of 2016 IPL with his stellar batting performance. 

Let’s look at the squad of RCB:

New Additions: 

Aaron Finch (4.4 crore), Chris Morris (10 crore), Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe

Players bought in: EIGHT

Full squad:

 Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad.

Check here the New Schedule of IPL 2020: IPL Schedule 2020 New


Batting has always been their strength from the first season of IPL. They have got the best white ball cricketer in the form of Virat Kohli. If he gets going it will be hard for the opposition to contain him. The left hand right hand combination of Parthiv Patel and Virat has performed well for them in the previous season.

Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers are their two key players in the middle order. ABD is looking to make a comeback in South African white ball setup. They have included Aaron finch who can bat at the top of the order and also in the middle order.

They have got two good all-rounder’s in the form of Pawan Negi and Chris Morris. Shivam Dube and Chris Morris are two potential match finishers for RCB in this season.



Lack of quality death bowlers has hurt RCB over the years. Umesh Yadav and M.Siraj have been expensive over the past few years. They leaked too many runs between the over no 16 to 20. Navdeep Saini has got the ability to bowl really good Yorkers.

He can be a good option at the death overs. Lack of experienced backup to the spinner’s Yuzi Chahal and Washington Sundar could also hurt RCB if any one of them gets injured or shows poor form.



Devdutt Padikkal a young 19 year old impressed everyone with his stellar performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy while representing Karnataka. He scored heavily for Karnataka at top of the order.

He can be a good option to open the innings for RCB with finch. Pavan Deshpande is another player to watch out for in this year’s IPL. He represents Karnataka in domestic cricket. He will be looking to make the most out of this opportunity.



RCB have always been over dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. If any one of them gets injured or goes through poor form it would cost RCB badly. Both of them needs to be at their best if RCB is looking to win their first IPL trophy.

They have always struggled to perform in crunch situation. Their team crumbles under pressure in knockout matches. RCB seem to have all the ingredients to a successful team. But in the end, it all comes down to how they play together and under pressure. 

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