RCB ended season 9 as the runners up    AFP
RCB ended season 9 as the runners up AFP

One of the most star-studded teams of the season 10 of Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will this time aim for the ultimate glory which they failed to achieve the last season. Virat Kohli s RCB lost the final to David Warner s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) despite near-flawless performance in the season. Looking to complete the circle with IPL 2017, the first hurdle that comes the team s way is the injury of Kohli. KL Rahul has also been ruled out of the entire season while RCB will have to deal with a brand new pace attack led by Tymal Mills as Mitchell Starc discontinued his contract with the team. However, the team continues to be a threat to their opponent bowlers, with names like AB de Villiers, Shane Watson and Chris Universe Boss Gayle by their side, forming a heavy nucleus of batting. Their home ground is among the high-scoring venues in India which furthermore supports the idea of having a batting-heavy side. IPL 2017: It is time Kohli scripts the victory lap for RCB

Squad: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Adam Milne, Aniket Choudhary, Avesh Khan, Billy Stanlake, Chris Gayle, Harshal Patel, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Praveen Dubey, Sachin Baby, Samuel Badree, Sarfaraz Khan, Shane Watson, Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Tabraiz Shamsi, Travis Head, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB s home-ground is the MA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, a ground that has hosted many high-scorers. The team is owned by United Spirits Limited, an Indian alcoholic beverages company which is a sister company of Diageo. RCB will be coached by Daniel Vettori.