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IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore final squad

Full list of players brought by RCB.


On 4 January 2018, Indian skipper Virat Kohli wrote history by becoming the first ever player to be retained by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise (Royal Challengers Bangalore) for an amount way higher than set by the IPL (INR 15 crore) for the first player retention.

Virat has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore since the inception of the league and is the team’s captain – on and off the field. Other than Virat, RCB brought South African batsman AB de Villiers and uncapped batsman Sarfaraz Khan in player retention.

Kohli will receive Rs 17 crore from the RCB for the 2018 season.



On Saturday and Sunday, when RCB went to pick players for the mega cash-rich league, their solo focus was to bring the best players from across the globe into their team.


The team managed to grab the high-profiled players like Brendon McCullum, Nathan Coulter-Nile, South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj and Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.


Full list of players brought by RCB:

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Manan Vohra, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Sarfaraz Khan