Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL journey has been like a topsy-turvy ride in the IPL 2022. The Faf du Plessis-led side started with a loss against Punjab Kings and later won three games in a row. RCB lost to arch-rivals CSK by 23 runs but back to back wins against Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants helped them to push into the top-four.
A crushing defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pushed them down in the points table. RCB were bowled out for 68, their second-lowest total in IPL, by a forbidding bowling attack.
IPL 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad
Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli’s form with the bat is a massive concern for the franchise. Kohli registered successive golden ducks in RCB’s last two games against LSG and SRH. The top order comprising du Plessis, Anuj Rawat and Kohli has been shaky.
Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has proved to be one of the best picks in IPL 2022, scoring 210 runs in eight innings at 105 and a strike of 200. Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel have done a tremendous job with the ball in the middle overs, the duo share 20 scalps between them.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, David Willey, Finn Allen (wk), Anuj Rawat (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Siddharth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Chama V Milind, Luvnith Sisodia (wk), Aneeshwar Gautam, Suyash Prabhudessai.
IPL 2022: RCB schedule and match details
|Match No.||Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)||Result|
|1||27-Mar||PBKS vs RCB||Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Lost by five wickets|
|2||30-Mar||RCB vs KKR||Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Won by three wickets|
|3||5-Apr||RR vs RCB||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Won by four wickets|
|4||9-Apr||RCB vs MI||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM||Won by seven wickets|
|5||12-Apr||CSK vs RCB||Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Lost by 23 runs|
|6||16-Apr||DC vs RCB||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Won by 16 runs|
|7||19-Apr||LSG vs RCB||Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Won by 18 runs|
|8||23-Apr||RCB vs SRH||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Lost by nine wickets|
|9||26-Apr||RCB vs RR||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|10||30-Apr||GT vs RCB||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|11||4-May||RCB vs CSK||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|12||8-May||SRH vs RCB||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|13||13-May||RCB vs PBKS||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|14||19-May||RCB vs GT||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|