Royal Challengers Bangalore will get their IPL 2020 campaign underway against Kolkata Knight Riders when they host the former two-time champions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on March 31. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Participate in Lights Off Challenge as Sporting Fraternity Unite in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic by Lighting Candles, Lamps
RCB, who are one of the three franchisees yet to win the IPL trophy, had a forgetful season in 2019, finishing last in the points tally. They won five of their 14 matches, losing eight while one produced no result. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Urge Indian Citizens to Show Solidarity With Health Warriors; Support PM Narendra Modi's Initiative To Light Candles at 9 PM
After dealing with KKR, they will fly down to Wankhede Stadium where they will face defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 5 before returning home to host Sunrisers Hyderabad two days later. They will play two afternoon games during the season – against MI and Kings XI Punjab. Also Read - Possibly Through Neglect Pietersen Became Isolated: Strauss Admits Mistake in Handling Flamboyant Batsman
Their final league match will be against MI on May 17.
RCB on Friday unveiled a new logo after their social media accounts went blank to Thursday raising speculations as to what they were planning.
At the IPL auction in December last year, RCB spent Rs. 21.5 crore from their available purse of Rs. 27.90 crore.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana
Allrounders: Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande
Wicketkeepers: Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad