RCB is the franchise team of Bangalore and the owner of this team is businessmen Vijay Mallya and his company UB Group. The team is lead by the great spinner Anil Kumble and has one of the icon player of India The Wall “Rahul Dravid”.
This team is the second richest team in terms of bidding with the whopping US $111.6 Million and first is Reliance Industries Mumbai Indians. Katrina Kaif the bollywood super star is the brand ambassador of the team.
In 2008 IPL season, the team had lost 10 matches and won only 4 matches and got one position in point table. This team has some of the icon player including Jacque Kallis of South Africa, Ross Taylor of New Zealand and Mark Boucher and Dale Styen but no one could help the team to win, Rahul Dravid the only player who scored 300 plus runs in the tournament. Mallya went on the criticized to Rahul Dravid and Charu Sharma on choosing wrong team. Even coach Venkatesh Prasad was sacked of the position.
In 2009 IPL season, the team had a good start under the captaincy of Kevin Peterson but again started losing the match. But later he had to leave the season in mid way due to countries commitment and made Anil Kumble as a captain of the team. Surprisingly, the team beat Chennai Super Kings but later in the final it lost to Deccan Chargers. Ross Taylor and Manish Pandey played a crucial role in team winning, pandey the only player to score century.
Kevin Peterson of England was the costliest player of all other by his bidding price was $1.55 million and Jesse Ryder of NZ was priced $160,000. Vijay Mallya kept the captaincy option open. The team performance was well in the 2nd season under the captaincy of Anil Kumble.
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