Royal Challengers Bangalore management concentrated on buying more bowling options for upcoming season of VIVO IPL 2019.
Here is the full squad of RCB 2019 :
Virat Kohli , AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Prayas Ray Barman and Akshdeep Nath .
The management satrted their campaign few weeks back when they traded Marcus Stoinis as an important all-rounder for RCB 2019 team. During the IPL 2019 auction their important purchases remained as Shivam Dube, Heinrich and Shimron Hetmyer. Shimron Hetmyer could be the best buy so far looking into his recent form in India and Bangladesh. Another news is around the corners which pertains to change of captain for RCB 2019. The management is looking for AB deVilliers as an alternative to Virat Kohli. Kohli hasn’t been able to take the team to playoffs in last couple of seasons. On the other hand AB deVilliers has proved his leadership in South Mzansi league.
This year the looks balanced in bowling as it included Stoinis, Padikkal , Umesh Yadav. The teams failure in recent years can be attributed to their poor bowling performance .
Past Performances of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL all seasons :
2008: 7th (League Stage)
2010: Lost in Semi-Finals
2012: 5th (League Stage)
2013: 5th (League Stage)
2014: 7th (League Stage)
2015: Lost in Qualifier 2
2017: 8th (League Stage)
2018: 6th (League Stage)