Royal Challengers Bangalore Cricket Team

Virat Kohli's mentorship and never-say-die attitude vital for RCB, says coach Simon Katich

Also says it's unfair to judge Kohli's batting "purely on the numbers" in IPL 2020
April 22, 2024

Gautam Gambhir says Royal Challengers Bangalore need to look beyond Virat Kohli for captaincy

Manjrekar says the onus of changing the captain lies with the franchise owners
April 23, 2024

'Nerves and hesitation' - Kohli disappointed with Royal Challengers Bangalore batting

Head coach Simon Katich adds that the team 'ran out of steam'
April 21, 2024

Talking Points: Why did Virat Kohli open the batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore?

Also, why did David Warner not keep Rashid Khan for the death? Was it to attack AB de Villiers early?
April 21, 2024

Williamson, Holder see through wobbly Sunrisers chase to knock out Royal Challengers

They absorbed all the pressure from the spinners and finished off the game in calculated manner
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020, Eliminator, Match Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the Eliminator of IPL 2020
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli: Life in a bubble is tough, we need to rethink length of tours

Says life in a bio-bubble "does get difficult at times because it is repetitive"
April 23, 2024

Tactics Board: Kohli and de Villiers vs Rashid, Warner vs Sundar, and other key factors

Also watch out for Sandeep vs Kohli, and how big an impact the toss will have
April 21, 2024

Last chance for Royal Challengers and Sunrisers in battle of middle orders and middle overs

Sunrisers remain the only team to have won the IPL - when they beat RCB in 2016 - after being in an eliminator
April 21, 2024

Australians at the IPL: David Warner times it right, Steven Smith departs and two big names dropped

Pat Cummins hit form in the final stretch but it wasn't quite enough for KKR as David Warner's team put together three wins on the bounce
April 21, 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore 'could be more brave with the bat' - Kohli

He says qualification to the playoffs could finally free his players up
April 21, 2024

Talking Points: What is the secret to Devdutt Padikkal's success this IPL?

Also, why didn't the Capitals try to knock the Royal Challengers out?
April 21, 2024

Dhawan, Rahane fifties seal second place for Capitals; RCB make playoffs too

Anrich Nortje, who won the Player-of-the-Match award took three wickets for the Capitals in the first innings
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020, Match Highlights: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 55th game of IPL 2020
April 21, 2024

How Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad can make the IPL playoffs

Four teams, three spots, two games - it's all going down to the wire
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020 scenarios: Kings XI's defeat marginally simplifies things for KKR, Royals in their must-win clash

Kings XI's defeat to CSK has improved the qualification chances of RCB and Capitals
April 23, 2024

Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore walk the playoff tightrope

Winner goes through and gets two shots at a spot in the final. Loser goes to pray
April 21, 2024

How does Sandeep Sharma keep troubling Virat Kohli?

That, and other talking points from the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match
April 21, 2024

Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma keep Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff hopes alive

RCB's batsmen struggled on a slow track, managing only 120 for 7
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020, match highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 52nd match of IPL 2020
April 21, 2024

RCB look to seal playoffs spot at Sunrisers' expense

Kohli's men, though, have lost back-to-back games and are still sweating on Saini's fitness
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020 scenarios: Mumbai safe, but six teams battle for three playoff spots

Among the seven teams, no one apart from CSK is out - or safe - yet
April 21, 2024

Talking Points: Do RCB still rely too heavily on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers?

Also, what did Devdutt Padikkal do differently today in the middle overs?
April 21, 2024

Scenarios: Almost impossible to deny Mumbai Indians a top-two finish now

RCB are still No. 2, but if they lose both their remaining matches, things could get sticky for them
April 21, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav put Mumbai Indians in sight of top-two finish

Mumbai became the first team to reach 16 points and all but secure their place in the playoffs
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020, Match Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 48th match of IPL 2020
April 21, 2024

AB de Villiers could dictate fate of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore contest

Both the top-two aspirants have lost their most recent fixtures
April 21, 2024

Scenarios: One win effectively enough for Mumbai Indians; Royal Challengers Bangalore need to do more

Wins for both sides take them one step closer to the playoffs, but it does not confirm a final-four spot
April 23, 2024

Navdeep Saini suffers split webbing in bowling hand

RCB physio Evan Speehcly hopeful of getting him ready "soon"
April 21, 2024

Australians at the IPL: Lean week for batsmen, Pat Cummins gets a haul, six-less Glenn Maxwell

A lean week for Australian batsmen, including a familiar dismissal for David Warner
April 21, 2024

Should the RCB quicks have learnt from CSK's seamers?

Also: how long did Monu Kumar have to wait for his IPL debut?
April 24, 2024

Gaikwad fifty guides Chennai Super Kings to comfortable win

Kohli fifty in vain as RCB's charge for a top-two finish takes a blow
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020, Match Highlights - Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 44th game of IPL 2020
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020 scenarios: RCB's chance to go top of the table

What is at stake for RCB and CSK ahead of their game on Sunday?
April 24, 2024

Royal Challengers primed for the double against Super Kings

Virat Kohli's men are in form. MS Dhoni's men aren't. Sunday pits them together again
April 23, 2024

'It's nice to feel important' - 'Blessed' Chris Morris on bond with RCB, chatting with Dale Steyn, and more

"I have been very fortunate I haven't been smacked around yet, but that's going to come unfortunately"
April 21, 2024

Talking points - How badly did Kolkata Knight Riders miss Russell and Narine?

And why did Gurkeerat Singh Mann bat ahead of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers?
April 21, 2024

Mohammed Siraj's journey from punching bag to heavyweight champ

Before this game, he had one of the worst economy rates in the IPL. On Wednesday, he bowled the most economical spell of the season
April 23, 2024

Mohammed Siraj's record-breaking night stuns Kolkata Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their opponent down to 84 for 8 and cruised the chase
April 21, 2024

Mohammed Siraj two maidens, RCB four maidens - a new IPL record

KKR played out 72 dots in all, which is the second-most in an IPL innings
April 23, 2024

IPL 2020, Match Highlights - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 39th game of IPL 2020
April 22, 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders look to consolidate place in top four

A win for either side takes them one step closer to a confirmed playoff position
April 21, 2024

Australians at the IPL: Smith back in the groove, Warner's Super Over frustration and Cummins' runs

As the top four teams start to pull away in the IPL here's a look back at how the Australian contingent fared over the last week
April 21, 2024

AB de Villiers on finishing tense chases: 'I get very stressed, like any player does'

RCB captain Virat Kohli meanwhile calls de Villiers the "most impactful match-winner in the IPL"
April 21, 2024

'We love us some AB de Villiers'

AB de Villiers' 55* off 22 against the Royals made for outstanding viewing
April 23, 2024

Talking Points - Why didn't Jofra Archer bowl the 19th over?

And have the Royals found Uthappa's best spot?
April 21, 2024

Scintillating AB de Villiers snatches victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore from Rajasthan Royals

He finished unbeaten on 55 off 22, having hit six sixes - one more than the Royals managed in their entire innings
April 21, 2024

Rolling Report: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 33rd match, IPL 2020

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 33rd match of IPL 2020, in Dubai
April 21, 2024

Rajasthan Royals nearing last chance saloon, Royal Challengers Bangalore look for sixth win

The Royals have a lot of questions to deal with, their captain's poor form one of them
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli on AB de Villiers at No. 6: 'Sometimes decisions you take don't come off'

"There was a message from outside about left hand-right hand [combination] and we decided to go with it"
April 21, 2024

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle fifties mark Kings XI Punjab's last-ball win

In the end, RCB did pay for their strange tactic of making de Villiers bat at No. 6
April 21, 2024

Rolling Report - Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 31st match, IPL 2020

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 31st match of IPL 2020, in Sharjah
April 21, 2024

Washington Sundar's checklist - focus, clarity and a bit of mind reading

His skill lies in landing the ball on a penny whose position changes according to what the batsman is doing
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli wants reviews for wides and high full-tosses

"We have seen how big these things can be in a high-profile tournament like the IPL"
April 24, 2024

Can Chris Gayle inspire Kings XI Punjab against his old team?

If the opener plays, KL Rahul will have a tricky choice to make, possibly between Maxwell and Mujeeb
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli: Bowlers turning games around 'a special addition to the way we have played our cricket'

'If your bowling unit is strong, then you have a good chance of going deep in the tournament'
April 22, 2024

Talking Points: How did spinners do so well in Sharjah?

Dissecting the key moments from the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 21, 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore go third as AB de Villiers, spinners thrash Kolkata Knight Riders

De Villiers scored 73 off 33 while the other batsmen combined to score 218 off 208 balls
April 21, 2024

Rolling Report - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 28th match, IPL 2020

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 28th match of IPL 2020, in Sharjah
April 21, 2024

Australians at the IPL: Glenn Maxwell 'shattered', Marcus Stoinis flourishing and David Warner v Jofra Archer

The latest round-up of how the Australia players are going in the UAE as the IPL starts to take shape
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

KKR sweat over Sunil Narine and Andre Russell as in-form RCB loom

Virat Kohli has scores of 100, 84 and 68 in his last three games against the Knight Riders
April 21, 2024

Talking Points: Should RCB look beyond Aaron Finch?

Also, why was Jagadeesan sent in at No. 4 by CSK? More on Talking Points
April 21, 2024

Kohli's 90* leads Royal Challengers' demolition of Super Kings

The flaws in Dhoni's team were laid bare as they crumbled in chase of 170
April 21, 2024

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rolling Report

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 25th match of IPL 2020, in Dubai
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore seek middle-order boost

If Morris is fit, he is likely to replace Udana in the RCB XI
April 21, 2024

Smart Stats: Axar Patel most impactful player Delhi Capitals' big win

The top five contributors in Delhi Capitals' 59-run victory all played major roles in what was a superb team performance
April 21, 2024

Stoinis was the Incredible Hulk, but why did Kohli not choose to bat?

Chahal bowled only three of his four overs. Was that a mistake? More on talking points
April 21, 2024

Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada lead Delhi Capitals' rout of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kohli's team never got going in their chase of 197 thanks to Rabada's four-for
April 21, 2024

Ashwin issues season's 'first and final warning' to all batsmen straying out of crease

But, the Capitals' spinner doesn't take the chance to run the RCB opener out for the same
April 21, 2024

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020: Rolling Report

All the buzz from the IPL 2020 game between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Dubai
April 21, 2024

Australians at the IPL, week two - Smith v Cummins, Pattinson v Finch and Watson finds form

There have been some lively head-to-heads over the past week in the IPL
April 21, 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals face off in bid to go top of the table

RCB and the Capitals are the only two teams to collect six points after four games in IPL 2020
April 23, 2024

Virat Kohli after ending his rut: 'I love this game and hate it too'

The RCB captain had scored just 18 from the first three matches, but came to the fore with a match-winning fifty on Saturday
April 21, 2024

Should Royals use Uthappa as opener?

And was Yuzvendra Chahal's return catch to dismiss Sanju Samson clean? More on Talking Points
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to third win

Both batsmen scored fluent half-centuries to temporarily take the team to the top of the table.
April 21, 2024

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020 - Rolling Report

All the buzz from the IPL 2020 game between the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli vs Steven Smith takes centre stage as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals eye top spot

AB de Villiers' wicketkeeping duties also in focus as Saturday's afternoon match kicks off IPL 2020 double-headers
April 23, 2024

How good was Washington Sundar in the powerplay?

Also, is Bumrah's form a concern for Mumbai? We dissect the key moments from the match between Mumbai and RCB
April 21, 2024

Kieron Pollard and Washington Sundar share Smart Stats honours

Player of the Match AB de Villiers, meanwhile, comes in fourth behind Ishan Kishan
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

Virat Kohli wants RCB to improve their catching

Having paid dearly for dropped chances in their previous game, they almost did so again
April 21, 2024

Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli clinch Super Over win for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Pollard's heroics helped Mumbai Indians hammer 89 runs off the last five overs of the chase to tie the game
April 21, 2024

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020 - Rolling Report

All the buzz from the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 21, 2024

Australians in the IPL, week one: Steven Smith the opener and Marcus Stoinis steals a Super Over

A look back at the main talking points from the opening week of the tournament
April 21, 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore seek solutions to old problems against well-drilled Mumbai Indians

Who will bowl the death overs for RCB? And how will Mumbai face the Chahal challenge?
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma criticises Sunil Gavaskar for 'distasteful' commentary

Raises objection to Gavaskar "accusing a wife for her husband's game"
April 21, 2024

Talking Points: Why bowl Dale Steyn and Shivam Dube at the death?

What worked well for Kings XI Punjab, and where Royal Challengers Bangalore erred
April 21, 2024

KL Rahul's 132* sets up Kings XI Punjab's crushing defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kings XI's twin legspinners Ravi Bishnoi and M Ashwin exploited a right-hander heavy Royal Challengers line-up to take three wickets apiece
April 21, 2024

KL Rahul makes the most of Virat Kohli's lapses

According to ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index, Virat Kohli's second drop of KL Rahul cost Royal Challengers 26 runs
April 21, 2024

Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020 - Rolling Report

All the buzz from the game between KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab and Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

Aaron Finch feels Josh Philippe can succeed in finisher role

"I think he's someone who has got so much talent that he can play a number of roles."
April 21, 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore's lower order, Kings XI Punjab's death bowling in sharp focus

The presence of a number of Karnataka players and Kumble in the Kings XI camp spices up this contest
April 21, 2024

Why did Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow attack the wrong bowler?

Dissecting the key moments from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli: 'Yuzvendra Chahal was the one who changed the game'

RCB captain lauded his team's bowling attack, adding that they never let negativity seep in even during tough phases
April 21, 2024

Yuzvendra Chahal three-for, Sunrisers Hyderabad collapse hand Royal Challengers Bangalore win

Sunrisers' inexperienced middle order hurt them big time as they collapsed spectacularly from 121 for 2 in a chase of just 164
April 21, 2024

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2020 - Rolling Report

All the buzz from the game between David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad and Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 21, 2024

Squad tweaks in place, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to make early gains

Overall, the Sunrisers hold only a slender 8-6 lead in head-to-head contests
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020: New venues, new tactics, new experience

What can we expect from the tournament? Here's a primer
April 24, 2024

Virat Kohli: This IPL, we're playing to bring smiles back on people's faces

Rohit Sharma, Mahela Jayawardene admit mental challenges of being in bubble, laud Mumbai Indians arrangements
April 21, 2024

AB de Villiers sees his younger self in Josh Philippe

"I watched him play for the Sydney Sixers. He takes the new ball on, he is a very talented player"
April 24, 2024

Virat Kohli: This is Royal Challengers Bangalore's 'most balanced squad' since 2016

RCB captain also feels reduced travel across the tournament would make "competition more even"
April 24, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020 schedule: A team-by-team guide

Who do they play? When do they play? Where do they play? Here's a ready reckoner
April 21, 2024

Virat Kohli has 'come back in much better shape' - RCB's fitness coach on the effects of lockdown

Shankar Basu on how Kohli kept fit during lockdown, and how RCB's return to training has been going in the UAE heat
April 23, 2024

Kane Richardson on missing IPL: couldn't risk missing birth of my first child

The difficulty of travelling at the moment was a key reason behind the pace bowler's decision
April 24, 2024

Sourav Ganguly expecting record TV ratings for IPL 2020, and '30% crowds' later in tournament

Virat Kohli says "love of the game" will help players adjust to performing in front of empty stands
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

Virat Kohli: 'Didn't miss the game as much as I thought I might'

He suggested he embraced a break he couldn't get otherwise
April 21, 2024

Adam Zampa replaces Kane Richardson at Royal Challengers Bangalore

Richardson pulls out due to the impending birth of his first child
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

AB de Villiers back to keeping in RCB nets; Jonty Rhodes overcomes quarantine 'hurdle'

South African duo happy to be joining their respective sides after a strict five-month lockdown in their country
April 21, 2024

IPL 2020 schedule: Will the first leg of the tournament be in Dubai only?

Dividing teams into two groups also being mulled, with less than three weeks to go
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

'Went much better than expected' - Kohli on his first net session after lockdown

Head coach Simon Katich impressed with timing the batsmen showed after months of downtime
April 23, 2024

RCB will show faith in youngsters and local players, says Simon Katich

In other news, they have hired a sports psychologist with an emphasis on mental conditioning
April 21, 2024

Mike Hesson 'certainly open' to mid-season loan transfer of players

Royal Challengers have the smallest squad and could use the option for an injured player's replacement
April 23, 2024

IPL 2020: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris link up with Virat Kohli & Co. in Dubai

"A bit different to normal," says de Villiers, while Morris confesses to being "a little bit nervous"
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020 news

England, Australia players likely to play all matches - RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala

Players from both teams will arrive in the UAE on September 17, he says
April 21, 2024

Which IPL team will benefit the most from players featuring in CPL?

Some players are getting key match practice as franchises keep keen eye on form
April 21, 2024

2020 IPL will be 'more secure' from corruption due to bubble

BCCI anti-corruption head still wary about corruptors using social media to contact players
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

CSK eye short camp in Chennai; RCB players to quarantine before UAE flight

Likely travel dates of all eight IPL franchises ahead of upcoming season
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

2020 IPL: How will Vivo's absence and IPL's move to UAE hurt the franchises?

A few sponsorship deals could be renegotiated this IPL
April 21, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020 SOPs: Rigorous testing, restricted movement, one team per hotel

IPL has permitted families to travel and stay inside the bio-secure bubble, but franchises to take final decision
April 21, 2024

IPL franchises await news on South Africa players' participation

There is a strict travel restriction in the country which has placed doubt on the players making their way to the UAE
April 22, 2024

What to expect from the IPL Governing Council meeting

From safety protocols to assigning home grounds, here is what could happen during the Sunday meeting
April 21, 2024

Ahead of IPL Governing Council meeting, questions on Covid-19 testing and bio-bubbles

It's expected that protocols for the tournament in the UAE will be finalised at the meeting on August 2
April 21, 2024

RCB support staff overhaul: Kirsten and Nehra out, Hesson and Katich in

Decision taken in response to bottom-place finishes in two of the last three IPL seasons
April 21, 2024
IPL Central

IPL Central: Kieron Pollard fined for showing dissent

Catch all the pre-season IPL buzz on the go right here
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

'It doesn't really feel like a bad season' - Kohli on RCB's 2019 campaign

Kohli proud of the team for turning their fortunes around in second half of the season, but wants more next time for RCB's devoted fans
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Rashid smashed by Hetmyer in his most economical IPL season

He was Rising Pune's Powerplay specialist but has now been asked to tackle the middle overs by RCB. He hasn't got enough game-time, too, across two seasons
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2019

Sunrisers' playoffs in danger after Hetmyer, Gurkeerat fifties

The match is of significant interest to Kolkata Knight Riders, who will be rooting for Kohli's men
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

'Structural changes' need to be made at RCB - Kirsten

The coach pointed to two losses in particular within the first fortnight of this IPL, which affected Royal Challengers' whole season
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Sunrisers have everything to play for as RCB look to sign off with a win

A loss won't finish off Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff chances, while a win will almost certainly give them the final spot in the last four
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

Does winning the toss make a big difference in the IPL?

The answer is a resounding yes, if you analyse what sides look to do and the advantage they gain after winning the toss
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Gopal hat-trick in washout, RCB eliminated

Royals dropped Ashton Turner and brought in 19-year-old allrounder Mahipal Lomror
April 23, 2024
IPL 2019

How Royal Challengers Bangalore can still reach the playoffs

If RCB win both their remaining matches and other results work out well for them, they can still make the last four
April 21, 2024
RCB v Royals, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Can Rajasthan Royals keep their hopes alive?

They need to win both their remaining games to retain a chance of qualifying, while RCB need a miracle
April 21, 2024
Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Delhi

Not looking at where we are on the points table - Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals won because they played the crunch moments better, Virat Kohli has conceded
April 24, 2024
Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Delhi

Smart Stats: How about Sherfane Rutherford for Man of the Match?

The West Indian dasher made the highest contribution to Delhi Capitals' win according to ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats
April 24, 2024
Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Delhi

Talking Points - Capitals go where Daredevils had failed to since 2012

The senior opener's good form has coincided with Delhi Capitals' upward move on the points table
April 24, 2024
Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Delhi

Delhi Capitals hold off Royal Challengers Bangalore to make playoffs after six-year gap

The visitors make three changes - Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dubey and Gurkeerat Singh come in for Moeen Ali, Tim Southee and Akshdeep Nath
April 24, 2024
Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019

Playoffs in Delhi Capitals' sights as Kohli comes home

It's streak v streak now; one team gunning for the top spot, the other fighting for another match of life
April 21, 2024
South Africa news

Injured Steyn to return to SA with an eye on World Cup fitness

With the fast bowler suffering a flare-up to his right shoulder, Cricket South Africa are putting measures in place in an attempt to get him ready for the World Cup
April 21, 2024
RCB v Kings XI, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Talking Points - R Ashwin thrives in the age of wristspin

R Ashwin kept a tight lid on the South African superstar, continuing a trend that's been apparent right through IPL 2019
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

AB de Villiers' 82* keeps RCB's playoff hopes alive

Tim Southee and Washington Sundar come in for RCB, Kings XI bring in Nicholas Pooran and Ankit Rajpoot in place of Sam Curran and Harpreet Brar
April 23, 2024
RCB v Kings XI, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Moeen Ali hopes to end his IPL with another decisive contribution

The match against Kings XI Punjab will be the allrounder's last of the season before he joins England's preparatory camp for the World Cup
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Bottom-placed Royal Challengers look to continue resurgence

Kings XI, who have a number of former RCB players in their roster, will also be looking to put their up-and-down campaign back on track
April 21, 2024

Aussies Overseas: Smith times his run, Pattinson knocks over Maxwell

The latest round-up of how the Australians are performing in the IPL and county cricket as the World Cup and Australia A tours edge closer
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

Smart stats - Who has been the best fielding side in IPL 2019?

An in-depth look at who are the best and worst fielding teams and who are the key game changers - positively and negatively
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Luck Index

The two lucky events that helped Royal Challengers Bangalore's cause

In a match of narrow margins, two lucky events - both involving Faf du Plessis - helped Royal Challengers Bangalore finish on the right side of a one-run result
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Why MS Dhoni refused those three singles

Here's the explanation, from the man himself. Also, Parthiv Patel's thoughts on his nerveless last-ball direct hit
April 21, 2024
RCB v CSK, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Talking Points - Were RCB too fixated on the left-right combination?

With Parthiv Patel at the crease, they promoted Akshdeep Nath and Marcus Stoinis above the in-form Moeen Ali. Was it a wise decision?
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bangalore win last-ball thriller; Dhoni's 84* in vain

Royal Challengers Bangalore also brought in Umesh Yadav for Mohammad Siraj as they hunt for their first win over Super Kings since 2014
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2019

One-sided rivalry awaits the Dhoni, de Villiers touch

Super Kings and Royal Challengers missed their talisman players in their last game and their returns could make their rematch in Bengaluru all the more spicy
April 21, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Smart Stats

Why Russell and Moeen had a higher Match Impact than Kohli

Virat Kohli's century was overshadowed by two other performances in a high-voltage game in Kolkata
April 21, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Kolkata

Talking Points - how Virat Kohli went from scratchy to sensational

Why did Sunil Narine open the bowling instead of Piyush Chawla, and how did Royal Challengers up their game in the last ten overs?
April 22, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Kolkata

Kohli hundred gives RCB victory despite Rana, Russell scare

Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are still in with a mathematical chance of making the playoffs, have also left out Umesh Yadav and brought in Heinrich Klaasen
April 22, 2024
IPL 2019

Monetary fines no solution for slow over-rates in IPL - AB de Villiers

The RCB batsman proposed a reduction in the duration of the innings break to ensure matches finish within the stipulated three and a half hours
April 21, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Kolkata

KKR grapple with Russell's bowling form as RCB receive Steyn boost

Also, question mark over Russell's fitness after blow to the shoulder during training
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

IPL 2019 mid-season review: where the teams stand and what they need to do

Halfway through IPL 2019, what are the teams' biggest strengths, and what potential strategy changes can they employ to make up for their weaknesses?
April 21, 2024
Australia news

Aussies overseas: Maxwell's career-best haul, Warner keeps on rolling

The latest round-up of how the Australians are performing in the IPL and county cricket as the World Cup and A squads are named
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Mumbai

Talking Points - Have Mumbai found a weakness in Kohli's game?

His IPL stats against left-arm quicks is a little below the standards he likes to set and Jason Behrendorff exploited it brilliantly
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Mumbai

Lasith Malinga and Hardik Pandya hand RCB their seventh defeat

Royal Challengers Bangalore stick to the same XI that gave them their first win of the season in the last match
April 23, 2024
Mumbai v Royal Challengers, IPL 2019, Mumbai

RCB look to build on from maiden win and stay alive

Royal Challengers Bangalore finally have a victory to show for all their efforts this season, but are they being too reliant on Kohli, de Villiers and Chahal?
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

Injured Alzarri Joseph likely to miss remainder of IPL

Mumbai Indians' fast bowler dislocated right arm while fielding in Saturday's fixture against Rajasthan Royals
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Mohali

Quitting international cricket has kept me energetic - AB de Villiers

After his Man-of-the-Match performance in Royal Challengers' maiden win of the seaosn, de Villiers said that far from making it hard, having lesser cricket to play through the year has kept him sharp
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019

Luck Index: De Villiers' reprieve proves costly

RCB may have had 24 fewer to chase had they reviewed an lbw call off Gayle
April 21, 2024
Kings XI v RCB, IPL 2019, Mohali

Talking Points - A stop-start innings from Chris Gayle

The Kings XI opener's unbeaten 99 followed an old-fashioned ODI template, featuring a distinct middle-overs slowdown
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Mohali

Kohli, de Villiers mastery trumps Gayle's 99*

Kings XI make four changes - Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ankit Rajpoot go out, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran and M Ashwin come in
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Mohali

Kings XI take aim at RCB's batting problems

De Villiers looks rusty and the middle order continues to be a source of worry for RCB as they try to turn around a six-match losing streak
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers v Super Kings, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

How Dhoni nearly pulled off a final-over miracle in Bengaluru

How our ball-by-ball commentary captured an epic final over in Bengaluru
April 23, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019, Luck Index

How Parthiv Patel's dropped catch changed the game's course

According to Luck Index, the dropped catch of Shreyas Iyer in the first over of the chase cost Royal Challengers Bangalore 16 runs
April 25, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

We need to grab our chances; can't give excuses every day - Kohli

The Royal Challengers captain asked each of his team-mates for self-introspection
April 21, 2024
RCB v Capitals, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Talking Points - RCB top charts for no-balls, drops

Why did Delhi Capitals not bowl the legspinner in the Powerplay, the segment of play where he dominates?
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals, IPL, Bengaluru

Iyer's 67 consigns Royal Challengers Bangalore to sixth straight defeat

Royal Challengers are wearing their green jerseys for the day game, while Delhi Capitals are looking to avoid their third-straight loss
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bangalore near a point of no return

Virat Kohli's side has lost all their five games so far. Another loss could leave them hanging by a thread
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Superstats

When dropping Kohli and de Villiers didn't matter

Royal Challengers got 37 extra runs through the dropped catches of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers - a number that might have got them a win on most days
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

'If we bowl like that, we deserve to be where we are' - Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli said cracking in pressure moments has been the story of his team's season
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

What's a safe total for Royal Challengers' attack to defend?

Kuldeep and Narine removed Kohli and de Villiers in successive overs and could have had both much earlier if only their fielders had held on to catches
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Andre Russell's 48* off 13 stuns RCB to keep them winless

Pawan Negi was also brought in for "more balance in the bowling" as Umesh Yadav and Shimron Hetmyer missed out
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Away from spotlight, Parthiv shows his value

In a top order-heavy Royal Challengers batting line-up, Parthiv Patel has made peace with his role as an opener and the uncertainty of his position, should he lose his form
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Free-falling Royal Challengers seek turnaround against Knight Riders

Sunil Narine is fully fit and expected to return for Kolkata Knight Riders as they try and turn around their form after a Super Over loss
April 21, 2024
Royals v RCB, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Superstats - Leggies on a roll, and butter-fingered RCB

How much did Umesh Yadav's drop, which gave Steven Smith a life, affect the game? More such questions answered with EPSNcricinfo's Superstats
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Haven't found the perfect team balance yet - Virat Kohli

The Royal Challengers captain stressed on the importance of team balance moving forward, following his team's fourth-straight loss in IPL 2019
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019

Wrong'un is right for Kohli and de Villiers

Shreyas Gopal got them out similarly last year. He's had the last laugh here too
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Shreyas Gopal and Jos Buttler hand RCB fourth straight defeat

Sanju Samson was injured for the fixture, while Prayas Ray Burman, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube and Jaydev Unadkat were left out of their respective sides
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Winless Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals in need of all-round lift

Royals will face a problem of plenty when it comes to juggling their overseas slots
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Superstats

Why Nabi's contribution pipped Warner's

Smart Stats compares the contributions of the match's top three performers
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers v RCB, IPL 2019, Hyderabad

'Nothing went right for us from ball one' - Virat Kohli

RCB's captain warned his team against getting stuck in predictable ways after their third defeat in a row
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Talking Points: Don't bowl spin upfront to Warner

Warner and Bairstow's hot-streak has thwarted designs of the teams they've faced so far
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Hyderabad

Bairstow, Warner in record stand as Royal Challengers Bangalore slump again

Royal Challengers made one change by bringing in 16-year-old legspinner Prayas Ray Barman for Navdeep Saini, while Sunrisers made two changes
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Hyderabad

Can Sunrisers Hyderabad overcome bowling woes against wounded Royal Challengers Bangalore?

Sunrisers' ever-reliable bowling attack that has orchestrated so many wins in the past seems to have gone off the rails somewhat
April 23, 2024
RCB v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Superstats - A Bumrah special, and the drop that almost cost Mumbai Indians

Also, what does the Luck Index say about RCB's chances of winning of their lost Free Hit?
April 23, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

'We are playing IPL, not club cricket,' fumes Kohli after missed no-ball

RCB needed seven to win off the last ball, but they could get only one run. But had the no-ball been spotted, they would have got a free hit and an extra ball
April 23, 2024
RCB v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Talking Points - Bumrah swings see-saw game Mumbai's way

With Yuvraj Singh hitting sixes for fun, Yuzvendra Chahal could have let things slip. He didn't
April 21, 2024
RCB v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Bangalore

Mumbai hold on after Bumrah magic, no-ball controversy

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians, with a plan to chase well on a placid pitch
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, Bengaluru, IPL 2019

Jasprit Bumrah could feature as Mumbai Indians look to get their season on track

The fast bowler bowled at full tilt on the eve of the match in Bengaluru, easing concerns over the left shoulder injury he sustained against Delhi Daredevils
April 21, 2024
Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019

Dhoni unhappy with Chepauk pitch, says it needs to get "a lot better"

Virat Kohli says neither team would have enjoyed batting on the slow surface, especially in a T20 contest
April 22, 2024
CSK v RCB, IPL 2019

Talking Points: RCB mis-read the pitch

Spinners took 10 out of 13 wickets that fell as CSK got their combination and tactics right in the season opener
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

RCB crumble against spin as CSK win IPL 2019 opener

Smart Stats, social media goodness, graphics and good old fashioned wit - get the best IPL experience on ESPNcricinfo. If the blog doesn't load, please refresh. And enjoy the game!
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

Super Kings v Royal Challengers: The derby dossier

It's been a while since this blockbuster came round to the MA Chidambaram stadium and here's are all the reasons why you should go gaga over it
April 21, 2024
Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Chennai

Royal Challengers Bangalore look to break five-year duck against Chennai Super Kings

The rivalry between Dhoni's three-time champions and Kohli's men has always been a fiery one, and the perfect match-up to start IPL 2019 off with
April 21, 2024
CSK v RCB, IPL 2019, Chennai

Don't care if I'm judged on not winning the IPL - Virat Kohli

'Obviously, you want to win," the RCB captain said in response to criticism of his captaincy. 'I am doing what I am supposed to do.'
April 22, 2024
IPL 2019

No cap on India players' IPL participation ahead of World Cup - Virat Kohli

The RCB captain feels responsibility for managing workloads would lie with the players themselves, a view shared by coaches Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten
April 23, 2024
IPL 2019

Poor decision-making has cost RCB in big matches - Virat Kohli

The RCB captain also admitted last season's marketing campaign - this year the cup is ours - may not have been the wisest move
April 21, 2024
IPL 2019

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore to kick off IPL 2019

BCCI has only released the schedule for the first two weeks, owing to a clash with the general elections in India
April 23, 2024
IPL auction

Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch opt out of IPL auction

Sam Curran is among nine capped players to list themselves at the maximum base price of INR 2 crore, while Lasith Malinga hopes to return as a player
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Jaipur

Virat Kohli slams middle-order failure after RCB crash out

The RCB captain said too much had been left to AB de Villiers to achieve in a must-win game against Royals in Jaipur
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Jaipur

Talking Points: Royals finally play their leggies together

With Jofra Archer opening and Ajinkya Rahane in at No.3, Sanju Samson had to wait
April 21, 2024
Royals v RCB, IPL 2018, Jaipur

Bengaluru boys knock out RCB, Royals stay alive

The three came in for Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Anureet Singh
April 21, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Jaipur

Royals, RCB scramble as playoffs race gets tighter

Defeat for either team will knock them out, but a win can't guarantee progression as they'll require favours from other teams over the weekend
April 21, 2024
RCB v SRH, IPL 2018

When Jonty says 'what a catch'

The reactions to AB de Villiers' stunner at the Chinnaswamy
April 21, 2024
Indian Premier League 2018

Talking points: How did Thampi concede 70 in four overs?

In the sixth over of RCB's innings, the third umpire took an age to decide whether an AB de Villiers shot had gone for four or six
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Williamson special in vain as de Villiers, Moeen keep RCB alive

Wriddhiman Saha , who is recovering from a shoulder injury, and Yusuf Pathan, who had missed Sunrisers' last game because of soreness, did not find a place in the Sunrisers team
April 21, 2024
IPL 2018

Qualification scenarios - Six games, five teams, two spots

An explainer on how the Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad game will affect the play-off race
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

RCB bank on home advantage in bid to stay alive

RCB have relied heavily on Kohli, de Villiers and Umesh. They'll need others to punch above their weight against the best attack of the season
April 23, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Indore

Umesh rocks Kings XI with the short stuff

The Royal Challengers Bangalore quick dismissed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in the same over to set up Kings XI Punjab for a meltdown
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Indore

Talking Points: Have bowlers cracked the Gayle-Rahul puzzle?

Royal Challengers Bangalore crippled the Kings XI line-up with a flurry of short balls, taking out their most prolific pair inside the Powerplay
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Indore

Umesh Yadav leads RCB's rout of Kings XI

The Afghanistan mystery spinner had hurt his bowling hand in Kings XI Punjab's last game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Indore

Kings XI look to ambush RCB's late playoff charge

Both teams have depended on a few key performers and will want substantial efforts from the others
April 21, 2024
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Delhi

How de Villiers KO'd Daredevils

Feeding off an in-form Virat Kohli at the other end, the South African brought up his 26th IPL half-century, and steered RCB home in a tall chase
April 21, 2024
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Delhi

Kohli and de Villiers combine to knock Daredevils out of contention

Delhi Daredevils brought in two teenagers - Sandeep Lamichhane and Abhishek Sharma - for a must-win game
April 21, 2024
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Delhi

Daredevils set to engage RCB in elimination dance

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be keen to eliminate one rival for the playoff race, on Saturday
April 21, 2024
IPL 2018

Should spinners bowl in the death in IPL?

Depending on the pitch, outfield size and batsmen at the crease, spin could be a good alternative to the traditional death-over tricks by pace bowlers
April 21, 2024
IPL 2018

Talking Points: Why did Sunrisers delay Rashid v Kohli?

And was Moeen Ali simply RCB's last throw of the overseas-player dice?
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Hyderabad

Williamson, Rashid all but seal RCB's fate

They also recalled batsman Manan Vohra and left out Brendon McCullum and M Ashwin. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, named an unchanged team
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Hyderabad

Can Kohli or de Villiers turn around RCB's poor season?

Virat Kohli's team could possibly face elimination if they lose to table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday
April 21, 2024
CSK v RCB, IPL 2018, Pune

A tactical masterstroke from Dhoni? Or a bit lucky?

Dropping a wristspinner for an extra overseas fast bowler put the onus on CSK's fingerspinners, and they took with 5 for 40
April 22, 2024
Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Pune

Jadeja and Harbhajan sink the RCB arsenal

Parthiv Patel was brought into the RCB XI with Quinton de Kock unavailable
April 21, 2024
Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Pune

AB de Villiers to return as RCB aim to stay afloat

Virat Kohli's team will face an incredibly tough path to the playoffs if they drop points against CSK
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Umesh's pace and bounce troubles Mumbai Indians, again

The fast bowler had rocked them early the last time he met them as well; but he delivered the decisive blow on Tuesday - the wicket of Rohit Sharma off his first ball
April 21, 2024
RCB v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Mumbai almost out as RCB finally defend a total

Rohit Sharma was forced to make a change because of Evin Lewis' injury, and Virat Kohli brought back Washington Sundar in place of M Ashwin
April 23, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

No room for error for RCB and Mumbai

Both teams have won only two of their matches in the first half of the season and, realistically, need to win six of their remaining seven games to stay in contention for the playoffs
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

KKR batting might too much for de Villiers-less RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders chose to bowl first at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Royal Challengers Bangalore made four changes, including bringing in Tim Southee and Brendon McCullum
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

RCB seek quick fix to death bowling woes

A win for RCB against Kolkata Knight Riders will leave both teams with three wins each, but a KKR win will create a clear gulf between the top and bottom half
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Will RCB find the spark their season needs?

Bowling at the death has always been an issue for the IPL's perennial bridesmaids, but this season they have outdone even themselves
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Dhoni, Rayudu raze down 206 in blaze of sixes

Despite damp conditions in the ground and overcast conditions above, both teams fortified their spin resrves; Royal Challengers brought in Pawan Negi and handed a debut to Colin de Grandhomme
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

CSK target top spot; RCB look to rise further from the bottom

The hosts have been over-reliant on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for their runs. Will one of them do the job again against CSK?
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

De Villiers sets the record straight against left-arm spin

It was inconceivable after watching de Villiers bat on Saturday night that he could ever have had troubles with left-arm spin
April 21, 2024

'Greatest EVER catch'

Trent Boult has taken plenty of screamers in his career, but his IPL effort v RCB could just be the best ever
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018

De Villiers magic powers RCB to thumping win

Delhi Daredevils hand debut to Harshal Patel against his former franchise; Mohammed Shami sits out
April 21, 2024
RCB v Daredevils, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Bottom-placed teams look for season-altering spark

Rain could be a dampener as Royal Challengers Bangalore begin a sequence of four straight home games, against Delhi Daredevils
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Was Virat Kohli batting for the not-out?

The RCB captain slowed down despite a rising asking rate, but he was doing it to keep his team's net run-rate up
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Rohit, Lewis batter Royal Challengers in imposing win

Mumbai Indians lost their fourth toss in a row and made only one change in bid for their first win of the season: Mitchell McClenaghan came in for Akila Dananjaya
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Mumbai, RCB running out of room for error

Mumbai, having lost three close games, would want to win against Royal Challengers, who have endured a sub-par start to the season themselves
April 21, 2024
Indian Premier League 2018

RCB tripped up by friendly long-hops

The fab four all fell pulling short balls from spinners, and the bowlers didn't find the right line in the death
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Bengaluru

Samson's six-hitting masterclass

The stats lowdown on Sanju Samson's high-octane innings against RCB in Bengaluru
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Sanju Samson outguns RCB's batting might

Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, retained the team that had beaten Delhi Daredevils in a rain-hit game on Wednesday
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Can RCB or Royals find top gear?

Neither team has really dominated yet this season, and both need to iron out niggling issues before the competition truly heats up
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018

Rejuvenated Umesh breathes fire

The quick struck three times in his second over with his pace and bounce to set up Royal Challengers Bangalore's first win of the season
April 21, 2024
Indian Premier League 2018

Kohli and Ashwin's contrasting use of spin

One captain bowled five overs of spin in the Powerplay while the other didn't bowl any
April 23, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Umesh, de Villiers carry RCB past Kings XI

The RCB captain felt the Chinnaswamy surface "was back to being normal", suggesting that he expects the game to be high scoring
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Regaining home advantage an immediate priority for RCB

Kings XI Punjab began their season with a clinical win against Delhi Daredevils, but on the evidence of that game, they still have several holes to plug
April 21, 2024
IPL 2018

Vettori not fretting over RCB's opening slip-up

The RCB head coach didn't think the bowlers did too badly in their first game apart from the spell to Narine, and is not too keen to change his team's game plan just yet
April 23, 2024
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Delhi

Kohli ends lean season with fifty

On a pitch that he expected would offer a lot of turn, Virat Kohli played an innings that steadily amped up his side's scoring rate against Delhi Daredevils
April 21, 2024
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Delhi

RCB end disappointing season with consolation win

Chris Gayle got one last chance to entertain this IPL as Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to bat
April 22, 2024
Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Delhi

Daredevils, RCB look to end disappointing season on high

The final game of the league stage will have no bearing on how the playoffs pan out, but neither team would want to bow out with a defeat
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Narine demolishes RCB with fastest IPL fifty

Having missed nine matches, and nearly a month of cricket, the big-hitting Chris Lynn was back as Kolkata Knight Riders opted to bowl in Bengaluru
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

KKR look to arrest slump in pursuit of top two

While Royal Challengers Bangalore play for pride, Kolkata Knight Riders will look to avoid losing a third-straight game as they pursue a top-two finish
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

In, in, out: Sandeep swings another win Kings XI's way

Sandeep Sharma removed Royal Challengers' holy trinity inside the Powerplay to derail what should have been a simple chase
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Axar, Sandeep thrust Kings XI after another RCB collapse

Royal Challengers Bangalore, who brought back Chris Gayle and Samuel Badree for Adam Milne and Travis Head, chose to bowl against an unchanged Kings XI Punjab
April 23, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Can Gayle lift RCB against his favourite opposition?

Kings XI Punjab have plenty to play for at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. While they're at it, they should bear in mind that they are the favourite IPL opposition of a certain Chris Gayle
April 22, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Nerveless Rohit steers tight chase

Rohit Sharma played a vintage innings, exuding his trademark grace and silken timing enroute to an unbeaten 37-ball 56, to overwhelm Royal Challengers Bangalore on a slowish Wankhede pitch
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Rohit masterminds tense chase to take Mumbai to top

Virat Kohli won the toss, and Royal Challengers Bangalore batted first on a sweltering afternoon
April 21, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Tottering Royal Challengers seek Wankhede spark

Royal Challengers Bangalore have only a minuscule chance of making the playoffs ahead of their trip to the Wankhede Stadium to take on Mumbai Indians
April 21, 2024
Rising Pune Supergiant v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Pune

Pacy Ferguson storms through RCB

Lockie Ferguson isn't a superstar, but against a batting unit full of them, his pace and wily variations made for top-class bowling
April 21, 2024
Rising Pune Supergiant v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Pune

The numbers from a gruesome RCB defeat

They are running away with the most single-digits scores this season and gifted an opposition bowler the record for most dots bowled in an IPL innings in 2017
April 21, 2024
Rising Pune Supergiant v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Pune

RCB crash to another miserable defeat

Virat Kohli, wanting "five good results", was able to get his way at the toss in Pune and decided to chase against Rising Pune Supergiant
April 22, 2024
IPL 2017

How RCB can still qualify for the playoffs

Two wins, six losses and a washout. With only five more matches to go for them, Royal Challengers Bangalore can lose another match and still make it to playoffs
April 21, 2024
Rising Pune Supergiant v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Pune

Rising Pune eye top-half retention despite Stokes' absence

Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Tymal Mills has recovered from a hamstring niggle but Rising Pune Supergiant are likely to miss the services of their key allrounder Ben Stokes
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Finch's brutish masterclass

Aaron Finch didn't bat at his preferred opening position, but that didn't change his approach towards chasing down a potentially tricky total
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Tye, Finch lift Lions off the bottom

A back niggle for Tymal Mills meant a game for Travis Head. Royal Challengers also included Aniket Choudhary at the expense of Stuart Binny
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Lions look to escape from last place

Both Gujarat Lions (four points) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (five points) are falling behind in the playoff race
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Washout diminishes RCB's playoff chance

With only two wins in eight matches now, Virat Kohli's men might have to win each of their remaining six games to qualify for the knockouts
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

RCB's margins for error now minimal

Sunrisers Hyderabad, hunting for their first away win this season, take on Royal Challengers Bangalore, for whom nearly every game is now a must-win
April 24, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Kolkata

Kohli slams RCB's 'reckless batting'

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli summed up his side's performance as reckless after they were bowled out for an IPL record low of 49 chasing a target of 132
April 21, 2024

Coulter-Nile, Umesh dismantle Bangalore

Six overs, 36 runs, four wickets. Those were Umesh Yadav and Nathan Coulter-Nile's combined figures, setting the base for Knight Riders' cruise past Royal Challengers Bangalore
April 23, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Kolkata

The second shortest T20 innings

Exactly four years after posting the highest score in IPL history, Royal Challengers slumped to a record low
April 23, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Kolkata

Knight Riders defend small total in style, RCB 49 all out

After a 15-minute rain delay to the toss, Royal Challengers Bangalore elected to chase with more rain not ruled out
April 24, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Kolkata

De Villiers and Badree expected to play for RCB

Having broken a series of three straight losses with a win against Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore will hope to carry the form against Kolkata Knight Riders
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Saved by the hat, won with the bat

Chris Gayle found some form with a typically brutish display of power-hitting in an innings that saw him breach 10000 runs in T20s
April 21, 2024
#Gayle10000

'10,000 T20 runs. PARANORMAL'

Chris Gayle finally scaled the 10,000-run mark in T20s, and Twitter was full of praise for the first batsman to get there
April 21, 2024
Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Rajkot

AB de Villiers injured, RCB seek rise from last place

Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore, placed seventh and eighth on the table, need a win to improve their chances of making the top four
April 21, 2024

Stokes, Thakur complete Pune's turnaround win

Ben Stokes and Shardul Thakur bagged six wickets between them to help Pune defend 161 against Bangalore
April 24, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Bangalore

Tiwary rises above slow pitch

On a pitch where other more established batsmen struggled to go a strike rate above 120, Manoj Tiwary's cameo at 245.45 set up a total Rising Pune could defend
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Pune quicks defend 161 against RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to chase against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Chinnaswamy Stadium
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Another Kohli-Smith face-off

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant, who have lost three out of four matches each, will face each other in Bengaluru on Sunday
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Bangalore

Pollard the calm amid Badree storm

By anchoring a tough chase on a dry surface, Kieron Pollard proved there's more to his game than just monstrous sixes
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Pollard fifty overcomes Badree hat-trick

Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain, chose to bowl first at the Chinnaswamy Stadium
April 21, 2024
IPL 2017

Kohli set to return against Mumbai Indians

Virat Kohli has fully recovered from the shoulder injury that has kept him out of action since the Ranchi Test against Australia last month
April 22, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Upbeat Mumbai seek to spoil Kohli's RCB return

Near-full-strength teams face off in what is likely to be a run-fest in Bangalore
April 22, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Indore

Kings XI overcome de Villiers' one-man show

Royal Challengers Bangalore, boosted by the return of AB de Villiers, won the toss and opted to bat against Kings XI Punjab in Indore
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Indore

Rampaging de Villiers stands alone

Returning from a back injury, AB de Villiers single-handedly revived a sinking Royal Challengers Bangalore innings with a stunning 89 not out off 46 balls
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Indore

Axar gets Watson again, Royal Challengers misuse Mills and Chahal

Aakash Chopra dissects some of the tactics used by Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in their meeting at Holkar Stadium
April 21, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Indore

ABD can 'roll on the floor hitting sixes'

Current and former players were among those in awe of another stunning innings from AB de Villiers
April 23, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Indore

Gayle chases landmark against favourite opponents

Chris Gayle is 25 short of 10,000 T20 runs ahead of Royal Challengers Bangalore's meeting with Kings XI Punjab in Indore
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Star of the match - Jadhav's stellar form revives Royal Challengers

Kedar Jadhav led Royal Challengers Bangalore's revival with a sublime counter-attacking 69, just his third IPL fifty
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Royal Challengers defend 157 despite Pant's belligerence

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Shane Watson went against the trend at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, choosing to bat first upon winning the toss against Delhi Daredevils
April 21, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

RCB look to avoid slide against bowling-heavy Daredevils

Both sides will miss key players as Delhi Daredevils aim to start their IPL campaign with a win while Royal Challengers Bangalore look to avoid losing the plot before the return of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers
April 21, 2024
IPL 2017

De Villiers doubtful for next RCB game too, says no to keeping

AB de Villiers, who missed the IPL 2017 season opener with a back injury, is a doubtful starter for Royal Challengers' second match as well
April 21, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Hyderabad

Yuvraj's blitz proves too much for RCB

In the repeat of the 2016 final, Sunrisers Hyderabad looked at captain David Warner to make the first play once again
April 24, 2024
IPL news

Virat Kohli in doubt for start of IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have to start IPL 2017 without their captain Virat Kohli, as he battles against time to recover from a shoulder injury
April 22, 2024