The Bangalore Royal Challengers had a very unfruitful season last year and couldn’t deliver the thunder that its team promised. The team was ejected out of the series very early. That is the reason why the team has undergone massive overhauling on a large scale. It’s been reworked and equations are now drastically different. Even the captain who is also an ‘icon player’-Rahul Dravid had to make way for Kevin Peterson as captain who is a newly acquired player.
Owner of the Team: Vijay Mallya
Captain of the Team: Kevin Peterson
Coach of the Team: Ray Jennings
Franchisee: UB Group
Franchise Cost: $111.6 million
Most Expensive Player of the Team: Kevin Peterson
Mark Boucher, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn, Roelof van der Merwe and Dillon du Preez (South Africa), Cameroon White and Nathan Bracken (Australia), Kevin Pietersen (England), Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder (New Zealand)
Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Anil Kumble, Praveen Kumar, Virat Kohli, Wasim Jaffer, Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami, Suteesh R, Pankaj Singh, Vinay Kumar, Bhuvanesh Kumar, Karan Sharma, Saurav Bandekar, Tinu Yohanan, Bharat Chipli, B Akhil, Devraj Patil, J Arun Kumar, KP Appana, Sunil Joshi, Gauvar Dhiman, Jitendra Patil, Udit Patel, Mithun A. Aravind, S. Kedar Jadhav, Gautam CM, Raju Bhatkal, Rajesh Bishnoi, Ishank Jaggi and Rohit Sabharwal
The team is endorsed by many celebrities who grace the matches with their presence. This team is likely to gain huge favour among South Africans as it has a good proportion of South African players in the team.