IPL RCB Team 2017 Players List
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2017
Bangalore IPL team 2017 players list is placed here. Even though the Royal Challengers Bangalore were the runners-up last season, they certainly won the hearts of all the spectators and fans across the globe. What began as a rocky journey for them soon led them to the second place in the table and eventually, the final of the 2016 Indian Premier League.
It is fair to say that even though they played as a team, there are certain players who deserve a special attention. Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers together dominated the batting arena in the second half of the league, as they moved on to set some terrific batting records. More so than this, the team relied on each other and were capable of stepping up and play responsibly when situation demanded it. At one point in the league, they found themselves at a situation where they had to win every single match from that point on to reach the final. Owing to Kohli’s brilliant captaincy and a great effort by the rest, they managed to do the impossible.
Virat Kohli not only did his job as a captain beautifully, but also proved himself to be one of the most consistent batsmen in the T20 format. In the 16 innings he played in during the course of the tournament, he scored a humongous 973 runs! With a strike rate of 152.03 and a high score of 113 runs, his presence was made far more appealing by AB de Villiers.
The Protean scored 687 runs during his campaign, while complimenting Kohli by making some of the most impressive partnerships with him. With 57 fours and 37 sixes, he was bested only his Indian adversary, who led the tally with 83 fours and 38 sixes. Apart from them, KL Rahul too deserves a mention, as he scored 397 runs in 12 innings.
Considering their bowling, they lacked the big names from the beginning of the season. But Yuzvendra Chahal and Shane Watson stepped up to the mark by taking 21 and 20 wickets respectively. Next in the line was Sreenath Arvind, who took 11 wickets. However, In the final match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Shane Watson and Chris Jordan proved to be highly expensive. In their defense however, having lost Australian paceman Mitchell Starc and Adamn Milne early to the injury, it was hard for the others to fill the void. Mitchell Starc won’t be playing for RCB anymore as he wants to focus on international commitments.
One surprise which many fans got was Chris Gayle, who didn’t shine that much with the bat when compared to previous years. But his absence wasn’t felt, owing to Kohli and de Villiers. This season, they missed the mark by just 8 runs in the final. Hopefully, next year, they will break the jinx and go the distance to win the trophy.
With all said and done, they have been simply the most entertaining side this season. With a couple of tweaks in their bowling, they certainly can go the distance next year. Bangalore RCB ipl team 2017 players list is placed below.
RCB Squad 2017
Full list of Royal Challengers Bangalore players for IPL 2017 is placed below;
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|Virat Kohli (Captain)||Shane Watson|
|Sachin Baby||AB de Villiers|
|Harshal Patel||Travis Head|
|Kedar Jadhav||Tabraiz Shamsi|
|Mandeep Singh||Adam Milne|
|Sarfaraz Khan||Chris Gayle|
|Sreenath Aravind||Tymal Mills|
|Iqbal Abdulla||Billy Stanlake|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Samuel Badree|