Best Players in RCB
One of the most entertaining teams in the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore are the perennial underachievers. The team has gone without a title for 12 seasons but the fan base rebounds back every year and supports the team. Despite going without a trophy for 12 long years, the team has produced and had the best players across the globe.
Here are the top 5 best players in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
#5) Vinay Kumar
The Karnataka lad who is applauded less for his contributions to the Ranji team and for RCB is one of the best players who has featured for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s leading wicket-taker for two seasons, in 2012 and 2013. In those seasons, he scalped 16 and 23 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Vinay Kumar comes at number fifth in this RCB best players list.
#4) Yuzvendra Chahal
When signed in 2014, everyone was astonished about Royal Challengers Bangalore’s motive behind the leggie from Haryana. However, the wily leg-spinner has grown into one of the greats for RCB and has featured 88 times and has 12 scalps to his name. He has bowled at an economy rate of 7.77 and has continued to be Virat Kohli’s go-to man in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich-league.
Yuzvendra Chahal comes at number fourth in this RCB best players list.
#3) Chris Gayle
The Caribbean giant, Chris Gayle is easily one of the best players that Royal Challengers have ever had. Though currently, he is in Kings XI Punjab, Gayle has been a part of RCB’s greatest teams that consisted of Daniel Vettori and Ross Taylor. After being unsold in the auction of 2011, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him as a replacement to Dirk Nannes. And that was it. He not only won two successive Orange Caps but also took RCB to finals twice. However, he also couldn’t lead the team to any title. Representing RCB, he has 3163 runs at an amazing average of 43.32.
Chris Gayle comes at number third in this RCB best players list.
#2) AB de Villiers
Like Virat Kohli, the Protean international has remained with Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2011. After being bought in the auction, the wicket-keeper batsman has never been left to the auction pool and has developed himself into the legendary player for the Royal Challengers Bangalore outfit.
He has featured twice in the IPL finals for RCB and has remained a mainstay for the team. AB de Villiers has been a part of the greatest knocks, partnerships, and chases. In 147 games for RCB, AB de Villiers has scored 3879 runs. He has two centuries and 32 half-centuries while playing for RCB.
Ab de Villiers comes at number second in this RCB best players list.
#1) Virat Kohli
The Indian international captain, Virat Kohli has seen the ups and downs of Royal Challengers Bangalore since its inception. The right-handed batsman has remained with the team for 12 long years and he openly stated that he can’t imagine himself playing for other teams. The player always carries an aura around himself and it is one of the main reasons for the wide fan base of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Till date, Virat Kohli has played 182 games in which he has scored 5545 runs. He has five centuries and 37 half-centuries to his name. He is the only player to not to win the IPL despite featuring thrice in the IPL finals.