The Virat Kohli-led side has had a dismal show in the past few editions of IPL but it showed signs of progress in IPL 2020, yet it managed to finish fourth.
While Devdutt Padikkal was a discovery for the side in IPL 2020, Mohammad Siraj also showed grit with the ball. That said, RCB also released some big names, including Aaron Finch and South African all-rounder Chris Morris.
However, all eyes will be on RCB's new and expensive buy Glenn Maxwell for whom the side paid a whopping Rs 14.25 crore.
RCB has also included several local talents in the mini-auction held in February. It remains to be seen if this can turn things around for the Virat Kohli-led side.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) full squad for IPL 2021:
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat
Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Md. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Players bought at auction: Glenn Maxwell (Rs 14.25 crore), Sachin Baby (Rs 20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (Rs 20 lakh), Mohammed Azharrudeen (Rs 20 lakh), Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore), Daniel Christian (Rs 4.8 crore), KS Bharat (Rs 20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (Rs 20 lakh)
Royal Challengers Bangalore schedule
|01-Apr||Friday||MI vs RCB||7.30 PM||Chennai|
|Apr-14||Wed||SRH vs RCB||7.30 PM||Chennai|
|Apr-18||Sunday||RCB vs KKR||3.30 PM||Chennai|
|Apr-22||Thursday||RCB vs RR||7.30 PM||Mumbai|
|Apr-25||Sunday||CSK vs RCB||3.30 PM||Mumbai|
|Apr-27||Tuesday||DC vs RCB||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|Apr-30||Friday||PBKS vs RCB||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May-03||Monday||KKR vs RCB||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May-06||Thursday||RCB vs PBKS||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May-09||Sunday||RCB vs SRH||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May-14||Friday||RCB vs DC||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May-16||Sunday||RR vs RCB||3.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May-20||Thursday||RCB vs MI||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May-23||Sunday||RCB vs CSK||7.30 PM||Kolkata|