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Royal Challengers Bangalore consistently reached playoffs in three consecutive seasons during 2020, 2021 & 2022, but in 2023 they failed to reach the knockout stage as they lost their must-win game against Gujarat Titans in their final match of the league stage unfortunately. Here, in this article, we will see how RCB's playing XI could pan out for the 2024 IPL from their retention list.

Openers: Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli

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RCB skipper Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli recorded a partnership of 939 runs in total from just 14 innings at an average of 67.07 for the opening wicket in the 2023 IPL, which is joint-highest by any batting pair in a single IPL season.

Faf du Plessis was the second-highest run-scorer (730) and Virat Kohli was the fourth-highest run-scorer (639) in the 2023 IPL season.