One of the most decorated franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is set to make some major changes before the upcoming IPL 2020. While nothing has been confirmed yet, reports suggest that there might be a change in the name from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Royal Challengers Bengaluru.
Bengaluru was earlier known as Bangalore before its name was changed in 2014. But, the franchise did not change the name and continued with the name that had been there since IPL’s inception back in 2008.
However, the fans had been demanding for a name change for a long time now, and it looks like the owners might finally respond by agreeing to it.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Up For Changes:
Apart from a new name, RCB might also have a new jersey this season. They have modified their jersey over the years but one can expect drastic changes in RCB’s jersey in comparison to the older one.
The franchise will also have a new look website. RCB’s official website is currently under maintenance and they will make all big announcements on Friday. (February 14).
Going into IPL 2020, the franchise has made several changes in its backroom staff. The previous coaching staff headed by Gary Kirsten was replaced by Mike Hesson. Simon Katich was named as the head coach of the franchise.
Former India trainer Shankar Basu and Australia’s assistance coach Sridharan Sriram are also part of the backroom staff. Adam Griffith replaced Ashish Nehra as the bowling coach.
Talking about the players bought for this season, RCB have invested in Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana and Shahbaz Ahmed.
RCB have been trophyless since the inception of IPL and would want to win their maiden title this season. It will be interesting to see if a change in name could bring a change in fortune for the Bengaluru-based franchise.