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Royal Challengers Bangalore announces Faf du Plessis as captain for IPL 2022

The franchise made the much-awaited revelation on March 12, Saturday during RCB Unbox Event.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 12 March 2022 5:24 pm

Ahead of IPL 2022, one of the biggest questions which have been doing rounds on social media is: Who will be the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the upcoming season? Ever since the mega auction, the franchise has been dropping various hints on the same with names like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik being linked with the position.

RCB somehow managed to keep it quite mysterious and they eventually decided to make the big revelation in a unique way, by organizing a big event called ‘RCB Unbox’ at Museum Road, Church Street in Bengaluru on March 12.

With so many musicians, singers and fans attending the festive event, RCB finally made the much-awaited announcement, confirming that Faf du Plessis will be their captain for IPL 2022.

Here is the announcement:

With a new squad, it is indeed going to be start of a new era for RCB under Mike Hesson, Sanjay Bangar and the recently-announced captain.

2008: Rahul Dravid

2009: Kevin Pietersen (6 matches) and Anil Kumble

2010: Anil Kumble

2011-2012: Daniel Vettori

2017: Shane Watson (3 matches)

2013-2021: Virat Kohli

2022: Faf du Plessis

Captains of IPL 2022

After RCB’s announcement on Saturday, we finally have the list of all 10 captains for IPL 2022. While Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans will begin their journey in the tournament under the leadership of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, respectively, Kolkata Knight Riders also have a new leader in form of Shreyas Iyer. Here is the list of all skippers for upcoming season:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis

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