Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2012 Season PreviewMarch 27, 2012
As the exciting and the most glamorous tournament of the cricket world, DLF IPL steps into its 5thsession on April 3 with a grand and amazing inaugural ceremony, the first match on the following day will take place between the 2011 IPL Champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Bangalore based Royal Challengers Bangalore will start its campaign on April 7 against the Delhi Daredevils.
During the establishment of Indian Premier League in 2008, renowned Indian industrialist Vijay Mallya owned this team and signed a contract with BCCI for the next 10 years at a cost of $111.6 million. In 2010, this team has had an outstanding run, but unfortunately slipped from the finals. The team management was not positively content with its team players then; finally, this year there have been some major changes in this team. The iconic figures on this team – the most dependable Rahul Dravid, and charismatic Indian bowler Anil Kumble, have been replaced by fresh faces. The team is now depending solely on young energy headed by well experienced New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori. One of the most potential Indian cricketers, Virat Kohli is the glory of this team. Besides these gems, the other players on this team include AB de Villiers, Abhimanyu Mithun, Abrar Kazi, Arun Karthik, Asad Pathan, Charl Langeveldt, Chris Gayle, Dirk Nannes, Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad, Johan van der Wath, Luke Pomersbach, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Kaif, Raju Bhatkal, Saurabh Tiwary, Sreenath Aravind, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Vinay Kumar and Zaheer Khan.
With the announcement of an IPL 5 team squad that is full of youth blood and energy, the management body of this team is expecting a glorious performance from this team under such experienced captaincy. Moreover, Ray Jennings is giving proper guidance to the team as the main coach along with Sanath Kumar, who is the assistant coach of this team. Former Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad is the bowling coach of RCB. There is great news for all the RCB supporters. The team has launched its own official website where fans can register in its fan club to enjoy many benefits offered by the team.
All the teams are ready to rock this IPL 2012 with their best performance. So, we will just have to wait for a few more days to enjoy this splendid cricket tournament. To know more about this cricket league, keep in touch with professional online web content services which are updating the latest news about this tournament regularly.