IPL 2023: Credits BCCI/IPL

IPL 2023: The cricket carnival in India is all set to return. The two-month-long festival of cricket “Indian Premier League” is all set to take place from 31st March. The league, which every cricket fan craves for, has given immense joy to both fans as well as players over the years and it is expected that it’ll be nothing less this time. 

The tournament will kick start with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) and four-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final of the event will take place on 28th May and the tournament will be played across 12 venues in Ahmedabad, Mohali, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Guwahati and Dharamsala. 

IPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to start full squad practice sessions from 25th March for the league

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As the league is around the corner, teams have started to put in the hard yards. Junior players have joined the squads and are leaving no stone unturned in the pre-camp of the franchises ahead of the tournament. 

Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), they are placed in Group B along with Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans. They will kick start their campaign against Mumbai Indians at Chinnaswamy stadium on 2nd April. 

While almost every team has kick-started their preparations and is keeping their fans updated by posting pictures and videos on social media, RCB is the one team which hasn’t posted anything lately related to men’s IPL and it can be assumed that they are yet to begin their preparations. 

However, it is learned that Royal Challengers Bangalore’s full squad will start practicing in Chinnaswamy stadium Bengaluru from 25th March for the IPL 2023. Much to fans’ delight, they will also allow spectators to see the practice session of the team in the stadium, a concept driven by CSK, which allows hundreds of supporters to witness their sessions. 

Notably, RCB had a decent campaign last year as they qualified for the playoffs but failed to get surpass the next hurdle. They thumped Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator but failed to beat Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2.

IPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for the tournament 

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Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis : Image credits: BCCI/IPL

RCB had a decent auction this time around as they roped in the likes of Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Will Jacks, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh and Sonu Yadav. They would be hoping to go two steps ahead of last year and clinch their maiden title. 

Here’s RCB’s squad for the IPL 2023: 

Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep