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RCB announce Faf du Plessis as NEW CAPTAIN, Follow live updates

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis named as the new RCB captain – Royal Challengers Bangalore have named Faf du Plessis as new captain for IPL 2022. With Virat Kohli stepping down as captain after IPL 2021, the post was left vacant. Glenn Maxwell was one of the candidates but RCB have decided to go with the vastly experienced du Plessis. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

5:05 – THAT’S A WRAP! The new era of Royal Challengers Bangalore has begun as they aim for the elusive maiden IPL title, and in non-cricketing aspects, venture into multiple new businesses.

5:00 – Faf says RCB has opened a new door for him giving him a new purpose. Dinesh Karthik, who is also at the event, says that he is looking forward to playing under du Plessis’ leadership.

4:55 – Faf lays down his plans for the new season – getting the best out of every player and giving attention to minute details. He also commends Kohli’s “fire with fire” leadership style and says his job will be easier with a player like Kohli in the team.

4:45 – Former captain Virat Kohli congratulates new captain Faf du Plessis via a video message. Retired RCB legend AB de Villiers also has sent a heartwarming video message for his countryman.

4:40 – ANNOUNCED! The number one 1 candidate for captaincy, Faf du Plessis has been named as the new captain of RCB.

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, new jersey also unveiled - Follow Live Updates
RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, new jersey also set to be unveiled – Follow Live Updates

4:35 – RCB also announces that they are entering the Metaverse. The first set of NFTs will be dropped after IPL 2022.

4:30 – NEW PRODUCTS! RCB announces a new fitness platform – Hustle by RCB, a new plant based meat – Uncut by RCB, a new cocktail brand – Dash of RCB.

4:25 – The event HAS started. A few initial business announcements to be made first, and then, the all-important unveiling of the new captain.

4:15 – The event has now started with a highlights reel of RCB’s journey so far in IPL.

4:05 – The press conference has NOT started yet, but it is expected to commence any time now. As we previously reported, Faf du Plessis is present at the venue.

3:55 – 5 minutes left, but Faf du Plessis, who reportedly will be the new captain, has already arrived at the event. Is this a sign?

3:50 – Okay, so we are ten minutes away from the main event, but let’s not forget, RCB will also unveil their new jersey today. Here’s how the jersey is going to look like:

3:45 – We are now just fifteen minutes away from the BIG REVEAL. As for the RCB loyalists who have flocked in huge numbers at the Museum Cross Road, the best choice for captaincy is still Virat Kohli.

3:30 PM – Only thirty minutes till we know who the new captain of RCB.

3:00 PM – We are only one hour away from knowing who will lead RCB in IPL 2022. As for the event in Bengaluru, RCB have announced a star-studded performing lineup, including popular singers KK and Akriti Kakkar.

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

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While RCB were all set to announce the name on March 8, they have now decided to delay the announcement. In a tweet, the franchise has stated that they will be celebrating fourteen years of the team on 12th March at the Museum Cross Road in Church Street.

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

  • The announcement of the team’s New Captain
  • The announcement of New Jersey’ 22 and RCB X PUMA Athleisure Collection Season II
  • RCB getting into multiple business ventures – a showcase of RCB in future

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore to announce Faf du Plessis as NEW CAPTAIN & NEW JERSEY on March 12

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RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

What went against Glenn Maxwell was his unavailability in the first three matches in IPL 2022. Despite not being named in the white-ball series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia barred all centrally contracted players from competing in the IPL until April 5, meaning the NOC will only be applicable from April 6.

That meant, Faf du Plessis got the nod. The former South African skipper has vast experience of captaincy having led the team in all three formats including in the World Cup. At Chennai Super Kings, Du Plessis was a guaranteed starter and he will have his place sealed in RCB’s Playing XI as an opener, opening the door to take over the charge.

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

Also Read: IPL 2022 Schedule: Defending champions CSK to face KKR in opener at Wankhede, 12 doubleheaders confirmed: Follow LIVE Updates

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Why Faf du Plessis looks ideal choice for RCB captaincy?

  • Faf is the only option after Virat Kohli with captaincy experience in international cricket.
  • A prolific in-form opener, Faf du Plessis will be one of the first names on the team sheet.
  • Having retired from international cricket, he will also be available for the entire duration of IPL 2022.
  • The other option was Glenn Maxwell who was considered at first but he will be unavailable in the first few matches. The Australian will be only available from March 12 after serving five-day quarantine following the Pakistan tour.
  • Dinesh Karthik was the other option especially due to his inputs from behind the stumps. But under his leadership, KKR struggled and he stepped down midway through the season in IPL 2020.

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

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Furthermore, Faf du Plessis’ acquisition was well-planned ahead of the auction. RCB went all in paying Rs 7 Cr to acquire his services.

IPL 2022 – Royal Challengers Bangalore full squad:

  • Retained: Virat Kohli (15 Cr), Glenn Maxwell (11 Cr), Mohammed Siraj (7 Cr).
  • RCB Auction buys: Mahipal Lomror (95 L), Finn Allen (80L), Sherfane Rutherford (1 Cr), Jason Behrendorff (75 L), Suyash Prabhudesai (30 L), Chama Milind (25 L), Aneeshwar Gautam (20 L), Karn Sharma (50 L), David Willey (2 Cr), Siddharth Kaul (75 L), Luvnith Sissodia (20 L), Faf du Plessis (7 Cr), Harshal Patel (10.75 Cr), Wanindu Hasaranga (10.75 Cr), Dinesh Karthik (5.5 Cr), Josh Hazlewood (7.75 Cr), Shahbaz Ahamed (2.4 Cr), Anuj Rawat (3.4 Cr), Akash Deep (20 L)

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Schedule

  • RCB vs PBKS, March 27, Sun at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs KKR, March 30, Wed at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs RR, April 5, Tue at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs MI, April 9, Sat 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs CSK, April 12, Tue at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs DC, April 16, Sat at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs LSG, April 19, Tue at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs SRH, April 23, Sat at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs RR, April 26, Tue at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs GT, April 30, Sat at 3.30 PM
  • RCB vs CSK, May 4, Wed at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs SRH, May 8, Sun at 3.30 PM
  • RCB vs PBKS, May 13, Fri at 7.30 PM
  • RCB vs GT, May 19, Thu at 7.30 PM

RCB Captain IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis announced as the NEW CAPTAIN of Royal Challengers Bangalore, unveil new jersey

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