Despite having a great team every season, Royal Challengers Bangalore have not won lifted the prestigious trophy of the Indian Premier League even once. This is solely because of the lack of squad depth. This means that although RCB has a number of heavyweight players every season, they lack in some aspect (usually the bowling department) and that holds them back from doing something exceptional in the tournament.
However, it seems like in IPL 2022, RCB finally has a very well balanced squad that can win them the trophy. They have the perfect blend of batters and bowlers and with their new captain Faf du Plessis at the helm of the system, RCB can expect to do wonders in IPL 2022.
They now have to plan their best possible playing XI and in this article, we shall be talking about that exactly.
Let us first take a look at RCB’s full squad before heading on to their best possible playing XI.
RCB Full Squad for IPL 2022: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Luvnith Sisodia, Siddharth Kaul
Let us now take a look at their best possible playing XI:-
- Faf du Plessis
- Anuj Rawat
- Virat Kohli
- Glen Maxwell
- Dinesh Karthik
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Mahipal Lomror
- Shahbaz Ahmad
- Harshal Patel
- Mohammad Siraj
- Josh Hazlewood
As we can see, the team has a great batting depth up to number 7, has 3-star pacers and also as many as 2 ace spinners. We all know that Faf du Plessis is a very able captain and under his guidance Royal Challengers can very well be considered one of the favourites to win the tournament this season and thus create history.