Mohammed Siraj has been RCB's pace spearhead for a while. The Hyderabad fast bowling sensation who was also the franchise's mandatory retention for this tournament could only manage three wickets from four matches.
Uncapped player Akash Deep has been really impressive with the ball in his debut season. He has so far picked up five wickets from four matches.
Siddharth Kaul will be replacing star medium-pacer Harshal Patel who has gone back home due to personal reasons. Kaul has registered 58 scalps to his name from 54 IPL appearances.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been the most consistent performer with the ball in hand for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Sri Lankan spinner has picked up eight wickets from four matches at an economy rate of 7.50.
Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood could make his debut for RCB. The tall speedster had picked up 11 wickets from nine games for CSK last season.
Dinesh Karthik is yet to be dismissed this season. He has been RCB's savior with some memorable performances in the middle-order which has helped in the team's cause. The veteran wicket-keeper batter has so far managed 97 runs from four outings and would be hoping to contribute with an impactful knock.
Shahbaz Ahmed on the other hand has proved his mettle as a middle-order batter. In the last four games, he has scored 72 runs and is yet to feature in the wickets column with the ball in hand. Ahmed has so far registered nine scalps to his name from 17 appearances.
Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs in the last match against MI as he struck Dewald Brevis for two consecutive fours in the penultimate over to end the proceedings. Maxwell is one of Bangalore's mandatory retentions for this season. He was RCB's leading run-scorer in 2021 with 513 runs from 15 matches.
After his impressive 41 in the tournament opener against PBKS, Virat Kohli made his bat do the talking brilliantly in the last match against Mumbai Indians as he anchored the chase with a 36-ball 48. He was deprived of a well-deserved half-century after being given a doubtful lbw off Dewald Brevis.
Anuj Rawat roared back to form in the last game against Mumbai with a match-winning 47-ball 66. He showed great courage against the MI bowling attack and would be oozing with confidence as he looks forward to replicating his performance against the defending champions.
Faf du Plessis kicked off his 2022 season with a blistering 57-ball 88 against Punjab Kings but then saw a dip in his consistency from thereon. He could only manage 50 runs in the next three matches and has so far amassed 138 runs averaging 34.50 and a strike rate of 131.43.