Despite being studded with some of the finest hitters in limited-overs cricket, the Virat Kohli-led side is yet to win their maiden IPL title. After another brilliant run in 2016, Royal Challengers Bangalore fell inches short of the title where they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final.
While the team suffered a major blow when Aussie speedster Mitchell Starc ruled himself out of the tenth edition, they bought Engalnd's T20 specialist Tymal Mills – one to watch out for the new season.
The team dealt a severe blow ahead of the tenth season when Virat Kohli was ruled out of the fourth Test against Australia due to a shoulder injury. Only time will tell whether the Indian captain would be available for the first few matches for RCB.
Captain: Virat Kohli
Coach: Daniel Vettori
Best performance: Runners-up in 2009, 2011 and 2016
Squad: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Shane Watson, Billy Stanlake, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Travis Head, Yuzvendra Chahal, Stuart Binny, KL Rahul, Iqbal Abdulla, Sachin Baby, Mandeep Singh, Sreenath Arvind, Samuel Badree, Praveen Dubey, Kedar Jadhav, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan.
Players to watch out for: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Tymal Mills, Shane Watson, KL Rahul