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Royal Challengers Bangalore


Royal Challengers Bangalore known in short as RC is a cricket team based in Bangalore that plays in the Indian Premier League. The team is owned by Dr. Vijay Mallya, through his flagship firm UB Group. Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, and Sandalwood filmstars Ramya and Puneeth Rajkumar are the brand ambassadors of the team.
2008 season The team won 4 matches in this season, losing 10 matches and coming in 2nd last. Only one of their batsman, Rahul Dravid managed to score more than 300 runs in the tournament and they had to even bench their costliest foreign player, Jacques Kallis, for a few of the matches due to his poor form.
2009 season The team started with a win against defending champions Rajasthan Royals but quickly went on to lose a few games afterwards under the captaincy of Kevin Pietersen. The team fortunes reversed and they beat Deccan Chargers to secure a 3rd place after the round robin stage in IPL2.
2010 season Challengers had a mixed round of success in the third edition of the IPL. The team slumped to a defeat in their first match against the Knight Riders but came back strongly to win the next four games which started off with the highest successful run chase in IPL 2010 and the second highest successful run chase in IPL history. The team had the final laugh after they beat the defending champions Deccan Chargers and finish third for this season.
2010 season Challengers were defeated by Chennai Super Kings in the final of IPL season four. Right from start, RCB had a formidable team led by Daniel Vettori. The team got a boost by inclusion of Chris Gayle who was instrumental in many of the RCB wins since his arrival. RCB defeated Mumbai Indians in the playoffs to reach the final. It lost to CSK by 58 runs in the final.
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