Interesting and amazing facts with all important stats about RCB Team In IPL, one of the most popular franchise of the league. Currently led by Virat Kohli, team possess most dangerous and formidable batting line up which has no match in cricket arena at this time. From Highest Run and Wicket to most expensive players and worst season, every important fact about the team.
Stats mentioned here are upto Season 8 i.e. IPL 2015.
RCB Team In IPL – Some Interesting Facts and Stats
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore is owned by Vijay Mallya through his firm UB Group, most popular for Liquor brand Kingfisher.
2. He bid for the team in 2008 Auction organised by BCCI and won the rights for US$ 111.3 Million. It was second highest bid after Mukesh Ambani’s US$ 111.9 bid for Mumbai.
3. RCB play their home game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
4. Virat Kohli is the most expensive player of Bangalore with salary of 15 Crore Rs. He is also the highest paid player in Indian premier league, from all teams.
5. Performance In IPL
Best Performance: Runner Up in Second and Fourth Season of IPL. i.e. 2009 and 2011 Worst Performance: 7th place in IPL 2008 and 2014.
Highest Run: Virat Kohli – 3137 Runs in 115 Innings Highest Wicket: Vinay Kumar – 72 Wickets in 63 Innings Highest Catches: Virat Kohli – 49 Catches in 123 Matches Most Matches: Virat Kohli – 123 Matches Highest Score: Chris Gayle – 175 Runs in 66 Balls against Pune Warriors in 2013
7. Win Loss Record
They have player 124 matches in IPL. Won 60 and lost 59 with win percentage of 48.38. Five matches had been tied or produced no result. Best Win Record against any Opposition:Against Delhi Daredevils they played 15 matches, won 8 and lost 5. Two No Results or Tied Worst Win Record against any Opposition: Against Chennai Super Kings they played 20 matches, won 7 and ilost 12. One match with no result.
RCB holds the record of Highest Team Total in IPL History – 263/5 against Pune Warriors In 2013 Chris Gayle is the highest scorer in one innings – 175 not out in 66 balls against Pune Warriors in 2013. Chris Gayle hods the record of fastest century in IPL – 30 Ball Highest Partnership record also belongs to RCB – In 2015 Season Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers made 215 runs together.