Bangalore – The Batting Royalty!

Team Introduction

The Bangalore team is one of the 10 franchise cricket teams that play in the Indian T20 Premier League. Led by Captain Faf Du Plessis, Bangalore has been a competitive side with notable players that finished runners-up thrice between 2009 and 2016, which was followed by a slump. However, since 2020, the team has been continuously reaching the playoffs.

Team Bangalore holds the records of both the lowest and highest totals in the T20 league and is also tagged as the “underachiever”, due to its lack of success. The team still awaits its first T20 Premier League title.

Team Origin: Founded in 2008 and based in Bangalore, Karnataka

Team Owners: United Spirits Limited

Team’s Last Year Glimpse: In 2022, Bangalore made it to the top four before losing by seven wickets to Rajasthan in the eliminator round at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Where the team currently stands: Bangalore have started the 2023 season with a thumping win over Mumbai.

Team’s ex-captains: Rahul Dravid (2008), Kevin Pietersen (2009), Anil Kumble (2010), Daniel Vettori (2011), Shane Watson (2017), Virat Kohli (2021), Faf du Plessis (Present)

Current Coaches: Sanjay Bangar (Head Coach), Adam Griffith (Bowling Coach), Sridharan Sriram (Batting and Spin Bowling Coach), Malolan Rangarajan (Fielding Coach).

Home Ground: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Bangalore Team Players

Top Auctioned Players of 2023

  • Will Jacks – INR 3.2 crore
  • Reece Topley – INR 1.9 crore
  • Rajan Kumar – INR 70 Lakh
  • Avinash Singh – INR 60 lakh
  • Sonu Yadav – INR 20 lakh
  • Manoj Bhandage – INR 20 lakh
  • Himanshu Sharma – INR 20 lakh

Bangalore’s full List of Players

Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Faf Du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahemad, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, David Willey, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav, Micheal Bracewell

T20 League Schedule 2021 for Bangalore Team

April 2, Sunday: Bangalore vs Mumbai at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 7:30 PM IST

April 6, Thursday: Kolkata vs Bangalore at Eden Gardens in Kolkata at 7:30 PM IST

April 10, Monday: Bangalore vs Lucknow at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 7:30 PM IST

April 15, Saturday: Bangalore vs Delhi at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 3:30 PM IST

April 17, Monday: Bangalore vs Chennai at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 7:30 PM IST

April 20, Thursday: Punjab vs Bangalore at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali at 3:30 PM IST

April 23, Sunday: Bangalore vs Rajasthan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 3:30 PM IST

April 26, Wednesday: Bangalore vs Kolkata at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 7:30 PM IST

May 1, Monday: Lucknow vs Bangalore at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow at 7:30 PM IST

May 6, Saturday: Delhi vs Bangalore at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi at 7:30 PM IST

May 9, Tuesday: Mumbai vs Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST

May 14, Sunday: Rajasthan vs Bangalore at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur at 3:30 PM IST

May 18, Thursday: Hyderabad vs Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad at 7:30 PM IST

May 21, Sunday: Bangalore vs Gujarat at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru at 7:30 PM IST

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Things to know & Facts about the Bangalore team

  • The team never won the T20 title but made it to the finals thrice.
  • The team has had the highest and lowest team total in T20 Premier league history, with 263/5 and 49, respectively.
  • Team skipper, Virat Kohli, remains to be the highest-paid player in the history of the Indian T20 Premier League, with a whopping pay of INR 17 crores in the 2018 auction.
  • With 13 centuries, the team has a record of the most centuries scored by any team.
  • The team has also set a record of the highest Sixes hit by any team, with a total of 1131 sixes.
  • In 2016, Virat Kohli broke all records with 973 runs, which were the most runs in any season.
  • In 2013, Chris Gayle created history by scoring the fastest century in the history of the Indian T20 Premier League.
  • The team also boasts the most 200+ team total for any team, scoring over 200 runs on 10 occasions in the 12 seasons.

Past Indian T20 League Performance of the Bangalore Team

2008Finished 7th
2010Finished third as Semi-finalists
2012Finished 5th and failed to reach play-offs
2013Finished 5th and failed to reach play-offs
2014Finished 7th and failed to reach play-offs
2015Finished 3rd
2017Finished 8th
2018Finished 6th
2019Finished 8th
2020Finished 4th
2021Finished 3rd
2022Finished 4th

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Who is the captain of the Bangalore team?

Virat Kohli is the present captain of the team. 

Which is the home ground of the team?

The home ground of the team is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

What is the winning count of the team at the home ground?

The team has 29 wins out of 58 matches on the home ground.

How many times did the team win the T20 Premier League finals?

The team has never won the Indian T20 Premier League.

Who has won the Purple Cap in the team?

No player of the Bangalore team has won the Purple Cap in any season.

Who has won the Orange Cap in the team?

Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle have won the Orange Cap from this team.

Indian T20 Premier League Teams